The World Football Academy proudly presents our team of instructors:

Andy Barr (Screening & Testing Football Players)

Leader in the implementation of functional movement screening and development of injury prevention programmes in the Premier League. Successfully made the transition across sports and is currently the Injury Prevention Specialist at the New York Knicks.

Simon Bitcon (Football Strength & Core)

Arguably the best Strength and Conditioning Coach in football. Renowned for his effective Football Specific approach to Strength, Simon is currently Head of Strength and Conditioning at Manchester City FC.

Frans Hoek (Goalkeeper Coaching)

Dutch Goalkeeper Expert of impeccable pedigree and former Goalkeeper Coach of Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Holland.

Mikael Kuijpers (Rehabilitation)

Dutch Physiotherapist with vast experience in both domestic and international football. Personal Physiotherapist to many current Dutch international players.

Marcel Lucassen (Football Technique Training)

Technical Expert with the German Football Association (DFB) Marcel has successfully implemented an effective structure with all National Youth Teams.

Damian Roden (Monitoring Football)

One of the best injury prevention fitness specialists in the Premier League and beyond. Former Head of Sports Science at Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Australia & Wales.

Kohei Sagara (Football Periodisation)

Physiotherapist, master manual therapist and periodisation specialist. Worked for FC-Utrecht Youth academy from 2004 until 2009 as a medical staff and since 2010 Kohei is working as a periodisation specialist for V.V. IJsselmeervogels who became a champion of 2010/2011 season in the highest tier of amateur football in the Netherlands. He has contributed also to found the World Football Academy Japan with Raymond Verheijen who started seminars of Periodisation in Football in Japan since 2011.

Raymond Verheijen (Football Periodisation & Conditioning)

Football Coach and Football Conditioning Expert. Worked for Feyenoord, Glasgow Rangers, Barcelona, Zenit St. Petersburg, Chelsea and Manchester City. Assistant Coach in last 3 World Cups (2002, 2006 and 2010) and last 3 Euro’s (2000, 2004, 2008).