Monday, December 2, 2019, 16h58

Benfica at the Convention of United Soccer Coaches


Portuguese club announces partnership with the coaches' association in USA.

Sport Lisboa e Benfica will participate in the Coaches Convention of the United Soccer Coaches, which will take place in Baltimore, between January 15 and 19, 2020.

There will be more than 10 thousand soccer coaches and administrators at this world class event, which will offer 200 education sessions, key networking and partnering opportunities, providing insights to major trends in the industry.

Benfica will be represented by Rodrigo Magalhães – Youth Development & Foundation Phase Director of Coaching, and Filipe Coelho – U17s Head Coach, who will be presenting on-pitch and in classroom sessions focused on Benfica’s ‘Prospect to Pro’ Program. The sessions will specifically focus on the training ingredients that enable youngsters to become top players. These themes resonate strongly with Benfica deploying forefront methods and technology used at Benfica Campus, as well as promoting best practices and learning opportunities within the industry.

Pedro Marques

“We are delighted to enter into a strategic partnership with United Soccer Coaches which will see us sharing insights and granting unparalleled access to experiences in areas such as talent ID, coaching methodology and performance support”, said Pedro Marques, Technical Director of Benfica’s Youth Academy. 

“We share the same passion and commitment with coaching development as United Soccer Coaches, so we look forward to enjoying a long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationship”, he added.

“We’re very excited to enter this partnership with a club of the stature of Benfica”, said Lynn Berling-Manuel, Chief Executive Officer of United Soccer Coaches. 

“Benfica’s participation in the United Soccer Coaches Convention as well as the opportunity for United Soccer Coaches members to attend coaching education courses at Benfica campus is another opportunity to bring world-class coach education to our membership”, he concluded.

Caixa Futebol Campus

The partnership encompasses a long-term strategic approach to coaching, innovation, and educational initiatives showcasing best practices for player development at Benfica Campus.

The partnership with United Soccer Coaches will be year-round with future educational initiatives to be announced at the Convention, including an exclusive coaching immersion program to take place at Benfica Campus in 2020, made available exclusively to the United Soccer Coaches membership.

Pics: SL Benfica

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