Kamis, 01 Juli 2010

3rd International GOALKEEPER CONGRESS in Zurich


The ongoing football World Cup has already seen a number of mistakes by goalkeepers. The 3rd International GOALKEEPER CONGRESS being staged in Zurich on July 31/August 1
has remedies for this. It is showcasing to an audience of goalkeeping coaches, coaches, goalkeepers and the interested pubic just how these slip-ups can be avoided, what the perfect training of goalkeepers should involve and how modern goalkeeping is developing internationally. The ambassadors are the “World’s Best Goalkeeper” and goalkeeping coach of the German national team Andreas Koepke, Joerg Stiel (former goalkeeper of Switzerland) and Grant Johnson (former South African goalkeeper).

Schindellegi, July 1, 2010: Algeria, England, Ghana and Slovenia. They all suffered the same fate at the current football World Cup in South Africa: Hair-raising blackouts by their top goalkeepers, which in some cases resulted in early tickets home for their teams. The International GOALKEEPER CONGRESS is being staged in the former FIFA headquarters, the Sonnenberg Convention Center, on July 31/August 1 to prepare and coach goalkeepers for their challenging task. This is the third time that goalkeepers, goalkeeper coaches, coaches, technical advisors, players’ consultants and interested parties are meeting to share their know-how and ideas, both in theory and in practise. The event’s organiser, SSC SPORTS & SALES Consulting,
is expecting more than 200 participants from more than 50 countries. Polytan GmbH, one of the leading European producers of artificial turf and running tracks, is the main sponsor.

FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has been asked to assume the event’s patronage. The congress’ ambassadors Andreas Koepke, Joerg Stiel (former goalkeeper of Switzerland) and Grant Johnson (former South African goalkeeper) have invited Oliver Kahn, Gianluigi Buffon, Peter Schmeichel and Fabien Barthez, among others. Goalie legends Sepp Maier, Bernd Trautmann, Jean-Marie Pfaff, Gordon Banks and Rinat Dassajew are also expected to be present. The Zurich event addresses the international football community and the continental associations FIFA, UEFA, AFC, etc. as well as 1,000 football clubs around the globe. Previous events in Munich and Nuremberg attracted more than 200 delegates from associations and clubs in more than 30 countries and from five continents.

Delegates have the opportunity to discuss the future of goalie coaching, modern goalkeeping and technical innovations with 20 speakers and experts from around the world. Other points being covered include goalie coaching and licensing, concepts for coaching female, child and youth goalkeepers, modern training accessories and technology, fitness, psychology, nutrition as well as ideas for post goalie career choices. The activity day will see a number of workshops for coaches, demo training sessions as well as a charity match followed by penalty shootout with goalie legends. In addition to gaining specialist insights, delegates will also have the opportunity for meeting casually at a get-together at the end of day one or at the VIP dinner above Lake Zurich which closes the event with a fireworks display.

The event would be a great chance for our Indian keepers to learn the latest in modern day football plus also meet some of the greatest goalkeepers of all times. If you are interested to take part, do contact me. I can put you through to the organisers.

To find out more please visit: www.goalkeepercongress.com/uk/

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