Master Classes Sporting Director and Academy Director back to the roots

The last 5 years we have run the Academy Director course 7 times, in 5 different countries. Now we are back where it all begun: Hungary. The very first Academy Director course was organised in Budapest on October 6th 2014.

Currently we are running  the Academy Director course 2.0 at the Hungarian National Training Center. The exciting part about it is that we organize, at the same time and location the brand new Master Class Sporting Director developed by double pass.

With this educational track we create the journey of the Sporting Director position, adjusted to the Hungarian context. 5 different workshops, 5 different topics, based upon the role of the Sporting Director:

  • Leadership & Communication
  • Club Business Models, Strategy and Management
  • Football Philosophy and Health & Performance
  • Scouting and Recruitment
  • Transition to the first team

After each workshop the participant receives an assignment to complete. The assignment is discussed within a mentor during a skype call. All assignments are gathered within a portfolio together with an individual development plan.

“The overall satisfaction score till now given by the participants  is 8,9 / 10”, says Jimmy Lelie, Head of Education at double pass.

The Sporting Director role is a position which is being discussed in the European clubs. What is his exact position, what is he accountable for, how does he or she relate to the Owner, Senior Board, CEO or Head Coach?

This Master Class provides a frame, clear role description, is a guidance for the Sporting Director with regard to Management skills, Management of the first team squad or his relation to the Academy.

An exciting challenging journey….ask them!

The Master Classes Academy Director and Sporting Director are part of our educational services. If you want more information about our educational services or about this project, you can reach out to: 

Jimmy Lelie
Head of Human Resources

Koen Put
Head of Consulting Services