The second coaching meeting of its kind will be held in Sofia on January 4 and 5, 2020. The organizers of the event are Georgi Zahariev – Bulgarian football agent and founder of Campionia, together with the director of the academy of FC “Spartak 1919” Radostin Alexandrov.

The idea of ​​the meeting / seminar is to discuss some pressing issues in working with youngsters in Bulgaria and to give guidance and examples. The format will be based on presentations and discussions. There will be several topics that will be presented by certain speakers after which we hope to get a useful discussion for all.

A special guest will be Daniel Bale – a coach with many years of experience in England, who worked for “Leicester”, “Birmingham” and “Nottingham Forest”. Bale is the head of the Nottingham Forest academy, holds a UEFA “A” license, has completed all Youth modules in England and holds the highest level of psychology courses at the English Football Association. All invited guest presenters are as follows:

Daniel Bale (UEFA “A”) – Head of the Nottingham Forest Academy in the 12-16 year old phase
Alexander Gitsov (UEFA “A”) – assistant coach at Floridadsdorfer and head coach of the B team
Danail Ivanov (UEFA “A”) – head of the 7-11 year olds at the academy of PFC “Levski” (Sofia)
Radostin Alexandrov (UEFA “A”) – director of the academy of FC “Spartak 1919”

The seminar will be divided in two days in order to cover more purposefully and in detail the topics that will be discussed. On the first day, the topics will be focused on the work with the youngest – from 7 to 12 years, and on the 5th of January, Sunday, more emphasis will be placed on the work with 12-18 year olds. The topics will be diverse in order to answer as many questions related to the development of young players, as well as to share different views and methods to help solve some of the problems encountered in the training process in our country. The purpose of the seminar is not financial benefits, but to start the year with fresh knowledge and a desire to improve. If there is enough interest, I hope it won’t take long before we make the another coaching meeting. All the lecturers we contacted were very enthusiastic and have prepared extremely interesting topics for presentation. We thank all of them for responding and for sharing part of their experience and knowledge with all the participants.