Football Innovation Summit 2019 Agenda

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TALENT ID, RECRUITMENT, ELITE PATHWAY, PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AND DATA INSIGHTS


8.40 CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS

8.50 Exploring A Holistic Approach To Talent Identification
Subjective V Objective. Understanding How Data And Measurable Indicators Are Used For Talent Selection And Increasing The Probability For Young Talent To Advance Through Pathways Into The First Team

Darren Burgess, Director of High Performance, Arsenal F.C.

9.30 Panel Discussion: Discovering And Nurturing Talent
The Importance Of Relationships Between Scouts, Agents, Recruitment
Staff And Coaches To Acquire And Nurture Young Talent

Timon Pauls, Head of Academy Recruitment, FC Bayern Munich
Gareth Jennings, Academy Director, Stoke City F.C.
Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A

10.10 Creating Highly Supportive Environments For Player Development
A Holistic Approach to developing an academy structure that works to provide the tools and resilience to fulfil their potential. A look back at the perfect storm of the class of ’92 Vs. The current-day academy challenges for the future elite player

Tony Strudwick, Head of Performance, Football Association Wales
Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A


10.50 COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

11.20 Panel Discussion: How Does Everyone Else Do It?
Looking at Other Sports to Create a Framework for Talent Identification and Development in Professional Football

Nick Winkleman, Head of Performance, Irish Rugby Football Union
Scott Drawer, Director of Sport, Millfield School
Mo Bobat, Player Identification Lead, England Cricket Board

Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A

12.00 Individualisation Of Player Development: A look at The Belgian Way
Switching The Mentality From Focusing On Team Development To Focusing On Individual Development

Kris Van Der Haegen, Director Coach Education, Royal Belgian Football Association
Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A



12.40 The Importance Of The Loan System For First Team Development
Promoting Youth Development Through Pathways To First Team As Opposed To Stockpiling Players And Commercial Exploitation

Gareth Jennings, Academy Director, Stoke City FC
Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A

13.20 LUNCH AND NETWORKING

14.20 Developing Future Premier League Players
Improving Performance in Academy Players: Understanding The Methodologies And Technologies When Designing Individualised Athlete Training Programs

Matt Allen, Head of Academy Physical Development, Tottenham
Hotspur

Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A

15.00 The Football Factory and Talent Production Line
The Development Of Young Talent In Germany And The Relationship Between The National Team And Club Football

Timon Pauls, Head of Academy Recruitment, FC Bayern Munich
Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A

15.40 COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

16.10 The Evolution of the Talent Identification process, using the FA 4 corner model gain a deeper understanding of the whole player

The Evolution From Traditional Scouting, To One Based On Video, Data & Analytics Combined With Live Observations. Identifying The Physical, Physiological, Technical/tactical And Social Factors For Long-Term Development Of Future Players.

David Court, Talent ID & Development Education Lead, The FA
Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A

16.50 Understanding the Coaching Methodology and Transition Philosophy of Youth Players to Elite Players

João Tralhão, Assistant Coach, AS Monaco


17.30 Panel Discussion: The Science Behind Scouting

Understanding The Role of Data And Statistics When Analysing The Technical, Mental And Physical Potential Of Players

Matthew Leyton, Football Operations Manager, West Brom
Jordan McCann, Head of Academy Coaching, Luton Town FC
Rob Mackenzie, Former Director of Recruitment, Derby County FC
Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A


18.10 CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS

18.20 DRINKS RECEPTION AND NETWORKING

DEVELOPING ELITE LEVEL SKILLS, PLAYER WELFARE AND MENTAL RESILIENCE

8.50 CHAIR’S OPENING REMARKS

9.00 Challenging Players Appropriately To Fulfil Their Potential And Be The Best They Can Be
Understanding The Importance Of Providing Tools To Develop Confidence, Resilience, Mental Toughness And Overcoming Adversity To Succeed In The Elite Game

Pedro Marques, Technical Director Youth Football, SL Benfica
Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A

9.40 How To Use Technology and Data Analytics Within Coach Development

Matthew Leyton, Football Operations Manager, West Brom

10.20 Developing Player Intelligence through the Pathway
Understanding how to develop intelligence in players from the academy through to the first team
Michael Bunel, Assistant Coach and Technical Director, Le Havre AC
Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A

11.00 COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

11.30 Panel Discussion: The Science Of Getting The Best Out Of Players
Encouraging Creativity and Experimentation: The Individualised Approach To Improving An Individual’s Physical Fitness Demands, Tactical Capabilities, Positional Understanding, Style Of Play, Level Of Maturity And Psychological Skills
Jordan McCann, Head of Academy Coaching, Luton Town F.C.
Kris Van Der Haegen, Director Coach Education, Royal Belgian Football Association
João Tralhão, Assistant Coach, AS Monaco
Dr Edd Vahid, Assistant Academy Manager, Southampton FC
John Fitzpatrick, Sports Science, Newcastle
Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A

12.10 The Language Of Coaching On Effective Player Development And Performance Improvement Through The Pathway
The Importance Of Conversations And Communication Between Coaches And Players To Enhance Training Instructions And Outcomes
Nick Winkleman, Head of Performance, IRFU
Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A

12.50 LUNCH AND NETWORKING

13.50 Panel Discussion: The Psychology Of Performance
The Importance Of Developing A Variety Of Skills To Create Confident Players Who Can Cope Under Pressure

Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A

14.30 The Importance Of Peak Height Velocity For Injury Reduction
An Investigation Into The Relationship Between Peak Height Velocity And Injury And Creating a Positive Influence On The Training Processes With This Age Group

Shayne Murphy, U21 Lead Sport Scientist/S&C Coach, Manchester City FC
Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A

15.10 Understanding How To Keep Injury Rates Low: Applying A Consistent Philosophy From Identifying Talent, Through To The Elite Development
Achieving The Lowest Injury Rates In Bundesliga: Keeping Players Of All Levels Fit, How Far To Push A Player Before Breaking Point And The Importance Of Regeneration

Mark Palmer, Head of Prevention, RB Leipzig
Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A

15.50 COFFEE BREAK AND NETWORKING

16.10 Panel Discussion: Understanding The Importance of ‘Football Vision’ And 'Scanning'
Improving Awareness, Decision-Making, Quality And Speed Of Technical Actions At All Levels Of Development

Michael Bunel, Assistant Coach and Technical Director, Le Havre AC
Keith Grainger, Scout. England FA
Craig Pulling, University of Chichester
Dave Elbridge, University of Chichester
Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A

16.50 The Importance Of A Multidisciplinary Coaching Team Approach In Fulfilling A Player’s Potential
The Importance Of Inter-disciplines Working Together: Coaching, Performance, Conditioning And Medical Staff

João Tralhão, Assistant Coach, AS Monaco
Dr Edd Vahid, Assistant Academy Manager, Southampton FC
Jordan McCann, Head of Academy Coaching, Luton Town FC
Richard Evans, Head of Individual & Team Fitness, Belgium FA
Followed by 10 Minutes Q&A

17.30 CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS

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