Around 180 Academy Chiefs and coaches from the Tipselit network are in February going to Spanish cities Torrevieja and La Manga for three days of continuing education within the framework of the Tipselit.
”It is an important step for us to reach a higher level for our elite-preparing football,” says Stefan Lundin, Sport Director at Swedish Football League.

Spanish cities La Manga and Torrevieja will be filled by Swedish football coaches between the 7th and 11th of February when Swedish Elite Football, together with academies and coaches from the 60 Tipselit clubs, will go on education. A total of 180 people will participate in the conference.

”Probably this will be the biggest conference for Swedish football on foreign soil ever. The ambition is that the conference will be an important step to reach higher level of our elite-preparing football, ”says Stefan Lundin.

”It can not be a coincidence that our national team, without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, defeated both The Netherlands and Italy and reached the World Cup. It can partly be linked to the Tipselit business because a clear majority of the players in the national team comes from our business. In addition, our youth team is more successful than ever. It has a lot to do with the tipselit club efforts. The clubs are giving the players their education.”

The participants will stay in Torrevieja and on Thursday the 8th of February and on Saturday the 10th of february everyone goes to La Manga to see the Swedish U-17 national team play Hungary and Slovakia.

The youth national team head-coaches with Tomas Turesson in the lead are coach leaders and Thomas Lyth and Stefan Lundin will take charge of the Academy chiefs.

On Wednesday the 9th of February, the Academy Chiefs will be visited by Antonio Hernandez, Director of Methodology in Valencia CF. The coaches perform a training session in Torrevieja that day.

Tipselit is a cooperation project between the Swedish Football League and Svenska Spel, the main sponsor of Swedish football, with the purpose of developing Swedish elite football. This is done through goal-oriented efforts on young talents. Every year, Svenska Spel contributes twelve million kronor to Swedish youth football, money that Swedish Swedish Football League distributes to the 60 participating clubs according to a certification system.

The member clubs in Tipselit is given the opportunity to strengthen their talent development by full time employ qualified coaches for their development teams. The idea is that the talents will receive an elite-oriented football training of primarily full-time coaches. The aim is to secure the future of Swedish football.

In 2016, a total of 749 active elite football players in Sweden and abroad had passed through Tipselit. 244 of these played in Allsvenskan and 320 in Superettan. 185 played at top level in a foreign league.

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