|Dates and location|
|Dates||From December 27th to 30th, 2018|
|Location||Montessori Palau Girona|
|Format||Introductory course of 40 hours|
|Organized by||Montessori Palau International Research and Training Center (MIRTC)|
Teacher: Ruben Jongkind
Languages: Español / English
1History of football
2Planes of development (related to football)
3Human tendencies (related to football)
4The Total footballer
5Prepared environments (related to football)
7The role of the coach
aStyle of play
bPrinciples of play
10The role of the parents
aExperience football training
bCreate football exercises
cPresent football training
dReflect on football training
aObserving a football match
bObserving the total footballer
cObserving a football training
dCreating a football training
eCreating a schedule
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE:
Talent development, academy management, analysis, design & change of football organisations, methodology, physical performance, running technique, individual training, periodisation, Spanish-Dutch-English-German-Italian
Ruben is the founder and CEO of Montessori Football. Montessori Football enhances the technical, physical, social and psychological development of the child by enriching the Montessori environment with football. Ruben started to get interested in Montessori when he was coaching Jamie Lawrence in the academy of Ajax Amsterdam, and he got acquainted with Lynne Lawrence, CEO of AMI, in 2008.
In 2010 he was the main author of “Plan Cruyff”, a plan that was designed by Johan Cruyff, Wim Jonk and Ruben Jongkind, to reform the Ajax Academy and get back to the European top. They fundamentally reformed the Ajax academy structure as well as its culture, introducing a new philosophy that marked the players and their development as the indisputable focal point of the academy, in all aspects of its organisation and processes. Between 2010 and 2016. Ruben was the Head of Development of the Ajax Academy and started to implement Montessorian principles in the academy leading to Ajax reaching the final of the Europa League in 2017 with the youngest team to reach a European final and four players reaching the Dutch National Team with an average age of only 19. Ruben was one of the last people to work very closely to Johan Cruyff in the last 5 years of Johan’s life.
In 2016 Ruben decided to dedicate himself to disseminating the Cruyff legacy but at the same time he realised that the world of professional football is not yet ready for a philosophy of harmony like Montessori. That’s why he started Montessori Football which in 2018 already spread out to four major cities in China, Australia and South Africa with the support from AMI certifying the course.
Ruben holds a degree in Environmental Science from Wageningen University and a Master in Business Administration (MScBA) from Nijmegen Business School.
Certification Assessment Requirements
Experience as a football coach or PE teacher.
Cruyff Football Montessori Introductory Coaching Course Certificate