11 Students successfully took part in the DFB Junior Coach Program at ISR

Monday, 3 July 2023

Last week, under the guidance of Mr. Baumann, ISR Head of Sports, 11 students successfully took part in the DFB Junior Coach Program at ISR.

This program, which has been offered by the DFB at ISR for several years, serves as a stepping stone for students aspiring to pursue coaching careers. We are particularly proud of the continued high representation of female participants, with five of eleven students being girls!

Throughout the intensive 40-hour training week, the students not only acquired theoretical knowledge of coaching but also gained practical experience through extensive hours on the sports field. This training provides a pathway for students to embark on coaching careers. In addition to coaching skills, the students also learned about first aid for sports injuries and the legal aspects of coaching work.

The highlight of the week was the training session held on Thursday with the E-Youth Team from our neighboring sports club, Polizeipsportverein Neuss. Our young coaches had the invaluable opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge in a real training session.

Upon completion of the program, all participants received certificates, which were presented by Ludwig Lippold, the Youth and School Football representative of the Fußballverband Niederrhein (FVN), Ulrike Engels-Dvorak, representative of the FVN Kreis Neuss/Grevenbroich, as well as parents, club representatives, and Mr. Cete, Deputy Director at ISR.

Mr. Baumann added: “This year, we had a very heterogeneous, very good group of students together, including 5 girls. Some students already had coaching experience and others played football in top leagues, so the students could complement each other well. I am very satisfied with the training and wish all participants a good start in their coaching careers!”

We extend our sincere appreciation to all the participants for their remarkable efforts during this successful week. Each individual demonstrated their utmost dedication and invested significant time and energy into the program, resulting in outstanding achievements – and successful coaches!