NF Elite players meet in Portugal
Right now, a group of motivated elite players from Scandinavia have assembled in Portugal for the NF Elite training camp. During the week players’ skills will be examined by the NF Elite coaches who have experience from clubs like Manchester United and Sporting CP. It is an intense camp with a wide variety of activities and exercises which will test and enhance the skills of the players. The NF Elite coaches will analyze and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each individual player.
Training session for NF Elite in Portugal.
NF Elite camp is an incredible opportunity for players to be discovered and to get a spot in the NF Selection team. NF Academy’s sport director and coach, João Plantier, is always looking for talented young players to join the NF Selection team. IberCup Cascais tournament takes place at the end of March and the tryouts is still open. This week NF Academy hopes João will find additional players for the NF Selection team for IberCup Cascais.
NF Academy decided to offer Gabriel a chance to train with the SL Benfica Academy.
Previously, Gabriel Saugestad has played for the NF Selection team. Because of his outstanding performance in IberCup Scandinavia, NF Academy decided to offer Gabriel a chance to train with the SL Benfica Academy. You can read more about Gabriel’s experience on our blog here.
This week, youth players between the age of 10 and 15 have gathered in Portugal to advance in their football careers. The elite players come from different clubs, such as Hammarby IF and AIK. However, during the NF Elite week they will train, play games and work hard together. The day after arrival, they trained with the SL Benfica Academy, one of the best academies in the world. This club has developed world star players like Renato Sanchez, Bernardo Silva and Victor Nilsson Lindelöf.
The NF Elite coaches are hand picked with experience from brands like Manchester United and Sporting CP.
One of the camp days the players will meet a local top team. This is an opportunity for the players to get an international reference of how Portuguese players play football. It is an important experience for Scandinavian players since football is practiced differently in Southern Europe. The NF Elite team and their Portuguese coaches will do their best to win this prestigious match between Scandinavian and Portuguese players.
With help of videos footage the players will be analyzed and they are given a performance evaluation form which includes areas of improvements.
The NF Elite coaches are hand picked with experience from clubs like Manchester United and Sporting CP. They assist the NF Elite players to develop their football skills during the week. Physical, mental, tactical and technical performance will be evaluated by the coaches. With help of videos footage the players will be analyzed and they are given a performance evaluation form which includes areas of improvements. The evaluation form is an important tool the players will use to improve their strengths and weaknesses as they return home.
NF Elite players training with SL Benfica’s Academy.
NF Elite players training outside the SL Benfica stadium, Estádio da Luz.
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