46th summer course an unqualified success with more than 100 coaches attending the BÖFL convention
It was no less than the 46th edition of the traditional summer course, but Wallern in Upper Austria hosted it for the first time. Considering the favourable conditions and infrastructure, including a football pitch, meeting rooms and a hotel, it was decided at the end of the three-day annual convention to return to Wallern in 2016.
Among the more than 100 participants, there were guests of honour from Germany and Switzerland.
The agenda of the three-day course featured the speakers below:
Mag. Robert Tschaut (sports director with the football association of Salzburg) and Matthias Schmuck (LAZ Seekirchen site manager) provided insight into the theory and practice of “co-ordination training focused on ball games”.
Dr Michael Enenkel and Patrick Kazstner (the national youth team of Austria‘s team physician and physiotherapist resp.) outlined valuable theoretical and practical information on “tendon injuries in the knee joint, and how to prevent them”, and gave an excellent demonstration of physiotherapy exercises designed to prevent laborious injuries.
Herwig Drechsel (sports director with SV Zaunergroup Wallen) elaborated on the theory and practice of fast transition from defence to attack in modern-day football and its significance.
Robert Ibertsberger (AKA Ried) and the under-18 team of AKA Ried demonstrated precious routines involving penetrating passes.
Heimo Pfeifenberger (former Bundesliga manager with Wiener Neustadt and SV Grödig) gave a lecture on “development as a coach and personality”.
Günter Pechhacker (motivational trainer) highlighted the importance of “motivation” in a football coach’s day-to-day work.
Norbert Auste (trainer under Ernst Happel for many years and a member of Felix Magath’s coaching staff) talked about his co-operation with legendary coach Ernst Happel and presented numerous studies demonstrating the importance of regular fitness training.
Willi Ruttensteiner (sports director with the Austrian football association) gave a highly practical lecture using a number of videos on how to develop a specific philosophy of playing the game.
Please find below a video link to the course by Hubert Huemer and his camera team:
Teaching material from various presentations