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The development of young football stars in India is getting the Premier League treatment

The Football Innovation Summit constantly aims to update football professionals about the progress and opportunities being made in talent development programs across the globe.We have already highlighted the partnership between the MLS and French Football Federation in regard to coaching young players in North America, i ...

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Barcelona's plans to join the NWSL in limbo due to their deal with Nike

FC Barcelona's plans to join the NWSL is in the balance due to a stumbling block related to the Spanish club's record $174m-per-year sponsorship deal with Nike. ...

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EFL playing a key role in the development of young players

Last month's EFL Youth Development Week highlighted the work being done by clubs outside the Premier League in providing opportunities for young players. ...

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MLS technical director of youth development Fred Lipka on the rise of Alphonso Davies and Miguel Almiron and the next level of the league's evolution

In the final part of our interview with MLS technical director of youth development Fred Lipka, he talks about the rise of Alphonso Davies and Miguel Almiron and the next level of the league's evolution. Fred Lipka hopes Alphonso Davies and not Christian Pulisic will be the example young North American footballers follow. ...

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MLS Technical Director Fred Lipka talks about the evolution of youth development in France and its influence on a quiet football revolution in North America.

In the first of a three-part series with MLS Technical Director of Youth Development Fred Lipka, he talks about how the Elite Formation Coaching Licensee for MLS coaches will help North America produce elite-level footballers. ...

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The key to producing adaptable footballers is to first make coaches adaptable

In part two (of three) of our interview with MLS Technical Director of Youth Development Fred Lipka, he speaks about adaptable coaches and the challenges of working in a country where football is not the dominant sport.  Fred Lipka has a very clear vision of the attributes the top footballers of the future should possess. Top of ...

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Le Havre technical director Michael Bunel reveals the philosophy behind the development of players like Paul Pogba, Benjamin Mendy and Dimitri Payet

LE HAVRE technical director Michael Bunel is rightly proud of the achievements of the club's 'famous Academy'. He puts their success with nurturing talents like Paul Pogba, Benjamin Mendy and Dimitri Payet down to one thing that separates good players from the top players - football intelligence. ...

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The Evolution of Talent Identification in Football

The last ten years has seen significant advancements in technology that have enabled scientific operation to impact not only on match results, but on recruiting new talent. Advanced analytics are now being employed to identify rising stars and reveal previously untapped potential in undervalued players.
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