DFB-UEFA C License Course Opportunity
GFL Soccer is offering the unique opportunity to train in Germany and take the prestigious DFB-UEFA B and C License Courses this July 2019. The Football Coaching Licence is among the top coaching qualification in Germany. It is well recognized and carries the same significance as the UEFA Licence.
DFB-UEFA C License Course Info
Dates: July 5-18, 2019 – Registration Link
Travel to Berlin July 4th and return to the USA on July 19th
GFL Soccer is facilitating the DFB-UEFA B and C License Courses this summer in Berlin, Germany in cooperation with the Berliner Fussball Verband. Both courses accept only 22 participants and the B license course is full but there is still limited space left in the German Football Association — Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB) “C” soccer coaching course.
Founded in 1900, the DFB is the governing body of football in German and is one of the most prestigious and highly acclaimed soccer organizations in the world. A sense of pride can be easily seen on Die Mannschaft’s Twitter which represents the Germany National Football team. The DFB-UEFA Fussball Lehrer, A, Elite Jugend (youth), B, and C licenses and Team Leiter represent the pyramid of the German DFB coaching qualifications.
These DFB-UEFA Coaching Courses are organized in the USA by Eddie Loewen and Arnie Friedrich who are the founders of GFL Soccer. Loewen and Friedrich presented two sessions on Leadership in Coaching at the 2019 United Soccer Coaches Convention. One session, How to Recognize and Develop Leaders on your Team focused on the importance of developing the next generation of leaders and Effective and Impactful Leadership in Coaching discussed the collective and individual impact coaches have over millions of players.
Loewen has a UEFA A license and USSF B and Arne Friedrich holds a UEFA A license. Both understand the value of coaching education and their sessions were packed with coaches eager to learn and looking for information on how the World Cup winning nation develops youth players.
In the sessions, Friedrich, who played in the top tier of the Bundesliga and on the German National team shared stories of the 2006 and 2010 World Cup when he played under Juergen Klinsmann and later under Joegi Loew.
“A lot of a coach’s success is influenced by his education, training and his relationships,” said Eddie Loewen. “Education is one the greatest investments we as humans can make and holding a DFB-UEFA C License not only provides a huge step ahead in our career as a coach but opens your mind to a whole new way of thinking. Being immersed in Germany while taking a coaching course is a life experience well worth the time and money.”
DFB-UEFA C License Course Qualifications:
- Valid Background check (not older than 3 months)
- Medical Clearance from Doctor to participate in Soccer (Doctor’s Note)
- Coaching Credentials/ Resume
- First Aid Course (not older than 2 years)
- Proof of Membership in a German Club – the BFV will assist with that
Graduates will receive a BFV/DFB Certificate of Participation and receipt of DFB UEFA B or C License after passing exams successfully.
DFB C-License Coaching Course includes establishing all qualifications for the course based on DFB Methodology. This unique coaching educational opportunity even includes support with your Visa if needed with an official invitation letter by BFV. Taught in English — the testing and exam period in are also both in English — the DFB-UEFA C License Course offers:
- 14 days of instruction by DFB Coaching instructor in the English Language
- Oral and Practical Exam conducted by DFB Instructor
- Training Sessions on Grass, Turf or Indoor (Sessions will mainly take place on the perfectly manicured grass fields of the Berliner Fussballverband at Am Kleinen Wannensee 14, 14109 in Berlin
- 14 nights in 3 Star Hotel (Aletto Hotel am Kuhdamm) with free WIFI
- 14 lunch and dinners at DFB Training Facility
- Bus Transportation
- Modern technology used for presentations
- Still or sparkling water during training/practical sessions
- Non-alcoholic drinks in conference rooms
The cost of the DFB C-License Coaching Course: $3,350 (not including flight.) For more information and to register for the course, please click here.
“It is a very great honor to be distinguished by the BFV to organize this course in America,” said Loewen. “We are very proud to work with them and open this doorway for coaches in America.”
The ‘C’ license is the second stage in the DFB coaching-license system. It is for all coaches at junior and senior level that want to conduct performance-based training.
The English language “Coaching & Technical Development Course” takes place once a year and is for dedicated coaches, training staff and sporting directors from the world’s soccer community who want to advance their education and benefit from the immense wealth of experience provided in the course.