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  • Graduation Master Class Academy Management Poland

    On Tuesday June 19th, the official graduation ceremony of the Master Class Academy Management Poland took place at the Ekstraklasa headquarters.

    Together with Ekstraklasa, i.e. the Polish League, double pass started this inspirational Master Class in April 2017. During four consecutive workshops, the 16 Polish elite clubs had the opportunity to deep dive into the critical succes factors of elite academy management. Both theoretical and practical issues of running a professional academy were lectured by double pass experts. Afterwards this content was put into practice by means of hands-on exercices in which participants could share their knowledge and experience. This interactive way of working ensured a very good vibe.

    CEO Hugo Schoukens and HR Manager Jimmy Lelie handed over the official certificate for successfully completing their Master Class.

    This Master Class was part of our B2B education services. More info

    Are you an ambitious individual and do you also want to sharpen your knowledge and skills regarding Academy Management? Then, folow our social media channels to be informed about our upcoming International Master Class Academy Management. Find out more

    You can find more information about the Polish league on their website : Ekstraklasa

  • Quality in Sports Happening 2017

    On a yearly base and based upon the assessment, double pass distributes quality labels to the Belgian grassroots clubs during the Quality in Sports Happening 2017.

    During the football season 2016-2017, 120 clubs were subject to the assessment by double pass on behalf of the Flemish Football Federation (Voetbal Vlaanderen). The result: more than 70% of these clubs received a quality star label. 8 clubs obtained a 1-star quality label, 53 clubs a 2-star quality label, 19 clubs a 3-star quality label and 6 clubs a 4-star quality label (the highest possible result).

    Next to that, a double pass Award was given to the ‘best in class’ youth academy. F.C. Eksaarde obtained the award on the regional level, while K.F.C. Helson Helchteren scored the provincial award. K. Berchem Sport 2004 captured the double pass award on the interprovincial level, the highest grassroots level.

    The Best Practice Awards were distributed to the clubs which performed outstanding on a particular dimension of the assessment. The regional award ‘Social Support & Initiatives’ was handed over to S.K. Grembergen. Spouwen Mopertingen obtained the provincial award ‘Coach Support’. K. Berchem Sport 2004 also acquired the interprovincial award ‘Individual Evaluation & Support’.

    With this initiative double pass wants to emphasise the importance of investing in talent development.

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  • Graduation Master Class Academy Management Denmark

    We could notice one by one happy faces during the graduation ceremony of the Master Class Academy Management Denmark. The official moment took place at the DBU headquarters on May 4th.

    On behalf of the Divisionsforeningen, i.e. the Danish League, double pass took off with this Master Class in October 2016. A logical and profound next phase after the assessment process of all Danish elite football academies. During this Master Class, consisting of seven workshops, an internship abroad and an examination, Academy Directors, A+ coaches and coaches were immersed into the theoretical and practical issues of running a professional academy. Double pass experts provided them an holistic vision of building up and running an elite academy.

    Double pass representatives and our CEO Hugo Schoukens handed over the official certificate for successfully completing their education.

    This Master Class was part of our B2B education services. More info

    Are you an ambitious individual and do you also want to sharpen your knowledge and skills regarding Academy Management? Then, apply now for our International Master Class Academy Management taking off on May 22nd. Find out more

  • Russian club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg cooperates with double pass

    On the 18th of April, we started to cooperate with the blue-white-sky blue football club Zenit Saint Petersburg. During one week, double pass specialists will study the club’s youth team and Zenit-2.

    We interview coaches, staff and players at the Academy. We carefully study each part of the training and games of young players, do a comparative analysis and on the basis of a scientific model we give the academy recommendations on optimising their work. The purpose is to determine the strengths of the Gazprom Academy, to identify its potential and see what can be added to create an optimal learning environment. With this advice we want to optimise their player potential, so that talented players can make it to their first team and to professional leagues.

    This cooperation is part of our B2C-consulting services. More info

  • Our partnership with the Flemish/Belgian Football Association is renewed for 4 more years

    We are happy to announce the renewal of our long-lasting partnership with the Flemish Football Association. Until 2021, we will continue to strive together for more and better run academies in Flanders and optimising Flemish/Belgian player potential.

    Since 2002, on a three year cycle base, more than 450 professional and grassroots clubs are participating in the double pass assessment, certification and support project. Quality labels are stimulating the quality process of the academies and are today a means for the organisation of youth competitions.

    The Flemish Football Association (Voetbal Vlaanderen) is the Flemish-speaking section of the Royal Belgian Football Federation.