It is essential to have a stable administrative structure, endowed with the human, technical and financial
resources necessary to enhance and implement courses and training activities of sports cadres, in an
integrated perspective and with precise objectives.
“In order to preserve football, we have to search and find renewed ways that allow the enhancing of
structures, concepts and abilities, without overturning its heritage.”
Among the various factors of sports development, the training of cadres, namely athletes, managers,
officials, section managers, physicians, nurses, masseurs, psychologists, guardians (parents), other
sporting agents and the public in general assumes special importance as the quality of sports practice
depends, largely, on organizational and technical frameworks.
On the other hand, the known experiments lead to the indispensability of training cadres in a non-academic
and specifically oriented way for those who already work on the field, in order to provide them the
technical and scientific tools necessary to the qualitative improvement of sports practice.
Only with the constant elevation of dialogue new foundations and developmental stages can be built. In order
to preserve football, we have to search and find renewed ways that allow the enhancing of structures,
concepts and abilities, without overturning its heritage.
Thus, the Sport Lisboa e Benfica Youth Academy has implemented a Permanent Training Department that responds
to the sports agent’s current needs, with some clear objectives:
- › 1. To create a structure that streamlines the
training of sports agents;
- › 2. To provide technical, logistic and human
assistance capable of assuring the regular functioning of duly qualified courses organized by SL
- › 3. To focus on the training of specialized agents
for accompanying the activities of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, elevating the levels of knowledge and
expertise of all those who, either in professional or volunteering programs, are involved in SL
Benfica’s sports activities;
- › 4. To propose measures on training and sports
practices regarding the integrated sports development;
- › 5. To engage in studies on sports economics, namely
to assess the profitability of SLB Youth Academy’s structures;
- › 6. To propose contracts or protocols with other
entities, aiming at conducting investigation activities or to support their development;
- › 7. To collaborate with other entities, public or
private, national or international, through signing protocols, agreements or contract-programs in
the field of Youth Training;
- › 8. To maintain and develop systems of cooperation
with academic institutions in accordance with training instructors and technicians in the field of
- › 9. To support projects and initiatives on
scientific investigation in the subject of sports;
- › 10. To promote courses, colloquies, conferences,
congresses and seminars with the aim of training officials, athletes and coaches, as well as to
collaborate in organizing activities of the same nature promoted by other entities.