Sports CP participates in the first day of the European Football Conference

The player-centric model is the theme presented

The European Football Congress, initiated by the Universidade Lusófona and organized in partnership with Sporting Club de Portugal, will be held today and tomorrow (13-14 April) in the Artur Agostinho Auditorium in the Estádio José Alvalade.

The two-day theoretical exposition brings together experts in the field, national and international researchers, and will focus on three main themes: young player development, optimization of sports performance and coach training.

The aim is to create and create links between the scientific and academic world through the training and practice of football and for this purpose representatives from various European universities and clubs gather in Alvalade such as SK Sigma Olomouc MŽ (Chéquia) or AS Roma (Italy), and some invited Portuguese coaches such as Paulo Bento, Prof. Neca and Miguel Cardoso.

In this way, on the first day that pays more attention to the training of young players, Sporting Portugal CP is one of the guests, with the general manager of Ronaldo Youth Academy Paul Gomez and Leonino Youth Training Director Tomaz Morais Identity, through a recognized player-centred model, addresses and exposes the work carried out with the club’s young athletes.

Paulo Gomes, who was one of the speakers at the opening ceremony of the European Football Conference, highlighted the Academy’s role “as the backbone of the club’s philosophy and identity” and its role in disseminating “basic values ​​and principles of life” the importance of [dos jovens jogadores] Beyond football,” he initially stressed.

Now, among the various studies presented, the more scientific and scholarly, the Leonine method is done from a different angle, more humane to young people beyond the players, as in the academy.

“Our work was first based on a player-centric model awarded by the ECA [Associação Europeia de Clubes] in 2021. So this also brings us the possibility to present our work, moreover, the model is always evolving naturally. It’s not a closed model, because neither is football,” Paulo Gomez later told Leonine Media, before also emphasizing the relevance of clubs seeking to “link with the academic and scientific part of sport, in this case football.” Sex. On the constant search for such innovations.

“The development in this field is constant and for us, because we want to be at the forefront of youth football, not only in Portugal but in Europe and the world, it is an honor to be part of this Congress, to have our coaches present and to be Partners of the University of Lusofana in this project”, the Director General of the Academy added: “We can only improve ours if we understand the realities of other countries and other clubs. Through the exchange of knowledge and experience, we can continue to develop”.

Finally, Paulo Gomez also admitted that Sporting also felt the scientific and academic recognition of the work done in Alcochete. “We feel this from the various invitations we receive and from the presentations we make at European and national congresses. It happens quite often,” he concluded.

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