The Paris Saint-Germain Youth Academy this week welcomed a delegation from the French Football Federation (FFF) and UEFA, led by Jean-Claude Guintini, as part of the UEFA Elite Youth training programme.
Jean-François Pien (Youth Academy Director), Carles Romagosa (Technical Director) and David Hernandez (Methodology Coordinator) took the opportunity to present their ideas on styles of play, the planning and use of video, and the practice of tactics fundamentals with Paris Saint-Germain's U14, U15, U17, U19 and reserve teams.
"For us, it's very important UEFA and the FFF include us in their courses for coaches, because our goal is to become a global benchmark for player development," Romagosa explained. "It was a very positive visit," Renzo Ulivieri, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) head of delegation said. "We already knew certain aspects of Paris Saint-Germain's youth development methodology. Discovering the ideas of other clubs and federations, and other football philosophies is important and very interesting for the Italian federation."
"It was a great experience and we learned a lot, particularly in terms of player development methodology to improve players' understanding of the game," Nir Levin, Youth National Teams Technical Director with the Israeli FA said. "We're very grateful."