The seminar will be held on June 11 and 12 (Tuesday and Wednesday) at the National Sports Academy in Sofia. The speakers will be Betis (Sevilla) Chief Methodist Alberto Martin and Betis (Sevilla) academy coach Miguel Navarro.

The main topic that will be covered during the seminar will be working with children aged 4-12. The mistakes that coaches most often make when working with the youngest ones will be pointed out, as well as the problems that children, coaches and parents face. Recipes for dealing with them and advice on how coaches should approach different situations will be given. Alberto and Miguel will go into great detail in their work and will not leave any undisclosed secrets. They will alternate theory with practice, and for this purpose will give several demonstration exercises.

It is important to point out that we will pay GREAT attention to your questions. We will spend a lot of time on the questions you have so that no topic is left undiscussed. Consider that this seminar is a two-day internship in Betis (Seville), where you will be able to ask anything you want.

IMPORTANT – each participant in the seminar will receive a copy of Alberto Martin’s handbook for working with children. It has been specially translated into Bulgarian for the seminar. All copies of the handbook will be personally signed by Alberto. This is a unique tool that will help every Bulgarian coach to understand in depth the work of the author.

Who are the lecturers?

Alberto Martin

Alberto Martin is the chief Methodist at the Betis Academy (Seville). He holds a doctorate from the University of Huelva, as well as 3 master’s degrees – 2 from the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville and 1 from the University of Nantes – all with a focus on football. He has a UEFA PRO license. As a teenager he competed in the academies of Real (Madrid) and Betis (Sevilla). He was a youth national of Spain at the ages of U15, U16, U17.

In addition to his work at Betis, he is a professor at a local university and lectures on “Science in Sport” and “Methods in Modern Football”. He also lectures at the coaching school in Spain. He is an author and has a number of publications in football and scientific journals.

Alberto is an extremely erudite man for whom there are no secrets in modern football. Everyone present at the seminar will be able to touch his football mind and ask their questions, which he will answer sincerely and without leaving anything hidden.

Miguel Navarro

Miguel Navarro is a coach at the Betis Academy (Sevilla). He has completed 2 master’s degrees in football. He is currently pursuing his 3rd Master’s degree in Emotional Intelligence – perhaps the most important quality for a children’s coach.

He has published an e-book and is the author of a number of publications.

He has been working at the Betis academy for 3 years.