Hans Vander Elst becomes Head of Football 

Hans Vander Elst started in January 2019 as Football Consultant at Double Pass. In that role he participated in various consulting projects in Denmark, Brazil (SC Internacional) and Uzbekistan (FK Pakhtakor Tashkent). The immediate fit with our people and the football model, the quality of his work combined with his inner drive and passion, were the decisive factors for Double Pass management.

As Head of Football, Hans Vander Elst will oversee the various activities (assessment, training and consulting) and carry the responsibility for the Double Pass football model. Coordinating the model within the organization, managing the structure and further developing the model are part of his main tasks. Double Pass strives to establish a holistic framework in which topics such as “Transition to 1st team”, “Health & Performance”, “on-field practice” are given a prominent place. Thanks to his rich career, Hans has a broad knowledge and experience on which he can rely to grow further and raise the bar even higher in collaboration with the team of Double Pass experts in various fields.

Hans Vander Elst started his football career at the age of 6 at Zwarte Duivels Oud-Heverlee and experienced the entire rise from 2nd provincial to 3rd class. When OH Leuven was established in 2002, he put an end to his player career to focus solely on his other duties within the youth academy and the first team. In 2007 and 2008 he was active as Technical Director to return to the field afterwards. Hans Vander Elst has a Coach Pro License and Academy Director Pro License.

Hans Vander Elst : “I am looking forward to this great and inspiring challenge, to match my experience in Belgian football with the Double Pass model and to spread it further worldwide. The starting point for talent development from the youth academy to the first team is everywhere the same, but implementing our model taking into account different environmental factors; management, staff, culture, football philosophy is the strength of Double Pass.” 

Hans Vander Elst
Head of Football

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