Soccer in China – Peter Schreiner conveys training methods to coaches and teachers

Theory with Peter Schreiner - (Chinese-German Youth-Soccer Coaching)Peter Schreiner, the founder of the Institute for Youth-Soccer, lead two soccer seminars in Yiwu (China  – close to Shanghai). The goal was to bring successful german youth-soccer training methods to Yiwu, improve the qualification of coaches/teachers and therefore create an optimal surrounding from which young soccer players will benefit.

The long-term development of a “Chinese-German Youth-Soccer Program”

Participants of the Soccers seminar
Participants of the Soccers seminar

The education program for Chinese coaches consists of three modules – which are divided into three levels. Every module lies three months apart, which allows coaches/teachers to try out the training methods learned. After three months, the next education phase begins.

Soccer Training in China

The educational training is separated into three parts:

  1. Theory
  2. Practical Training
  3. Teaching Practice

Practical Training Sessions
Practical Training Sessions

Visitors from Beijing

After the training with a selection of kids from the Yiwu Primary School, Peter Schreiner had an interview with officials from the Ministry of Education from Yiwu and Beijing.

Visitors from the Ministry of Education
Visitors from the Ministry of Education

This was followed by another training session with the Xiangshan Primary School and a game of two selected teams from Futian Primary School, which allowed Peter Schreiner to get an overall image of the performance level of the participating children.

Peter Schreiner, showcasing how to create an effective training session with large groups
Peter Schreiner, showcasing how to create an effective training session with large groups

Level of soccer education in Yiwu

Apart from giving seminar, Peter Schreiner had the chance to inform himself about the current coaching level at Yiwu schools. Considering the fact that in Chinese schools a classroom can easily have 50 kids, Peter Schreiner focussed on showing effective exercises that can be taught on a relatively small space.

Soccer education, in- and outdoor
Soccer education, in- and outdoor

Second coaching module – Physical Fitness and Soccer techniques

09From the 12th until the 15th of November, Peter Schreiner taught the second module to coaches who already finished the first module which took place in August 2017. The module includes complex passing drills, player fitness, soccer techniques and how to organize an effective soccer training session. The ultimate goal of this module is to create a weekly soccer coaching routine with the children. The third and last module will show coaches and teachers how to effectively teach a school or club soccer techniques as well as group tactics.

Soccer trainning with ball and musicOne highlight, BallKoRobics (Coordination with a ball and music)

Following an invitation of the KC Central Kindergarten, Peter Schreiner demonstrated his Soccer-Aerobics Program called BallKoRobics. 40 teachers took part in an hour long seminar which challenged all participants with coordination exercises. The session ended with a promise that in March teachers as well as children will showcase what they have learned!

Peter Schreiner, together with participants and helping hands Nour and Tarek
Peter Schreiner, together with participants and helping hands Nour and Tarek

A coaching program that started in August 2017

The first module was taught between the 8th and 11th November. 38 Coaches and Teachers participated at the seminar in which Peter Schreiner conveyed in great detail Warm-Up, Coordination-, Passing- and Combination drills. All participants received a great deal of ideas and exercises which they can practice until the upcoming seminar in March 2018.

Peter Schreiner with the participants of BallKoRobics!
Peter Schreiner with the participants of BallKoRobics!