LFC International Academy South Korea’s highly anticipated Sejong programme is finally underway. The project is being led by experienced head coach Zac Foley, who arrived in South Korea earlier this month. Zac is supported by a fantastic group of local coaches and Sejong and Daejeon is just the start with plans to expand into Seoul and other major cities across South Korea. There will be an opportunity for young players to take part in coaching sessions year round.
Liverpool FC coaches will use a tailored coaching methodology to hone the skills of both boys and girls, aged five and above. The primary objective of these sessions is to ensure that players develop new techniques to help each and every one become better footballers. This project is also helping to develop local coaches through LFC’s coach training and development system.
Head coach Zac Foley said: “It’s great to finally be here in South Korea. I’m really looking forward to heading up this programme which will provide opportunities for young players to learn to play the Liverpool way. We have a great team of coaches in place already so I will be working closely with both them and the players to deliver a programme that makes a positive contribution to the development of football here.
“Through the unique coaching philosophy of LFC we will aim to develop every player that is part of this programme, both on and off the pitch. The LFC International Academy curriculum will be delivered by our team of coaches to provide an authentic LFC experience for every participant. Our focus will be on finding opportunities for improvement in every player across the LFC development model – technical, tactical, physical, mental and social, keeping the needs of the player at the centre of everything we do.
“Our sessions will be both age and ability appropriate, just like they are at the LFC Academy and will prioritise the same aspects of development. We’re really looking forward to working with the players here in South Korea and successfully rolling-out the LFC programme to our participants.”
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