Elite Schools of Football certified by the German Football Association (DFB) are a key factor of the German talent development model. This week, TWIN conducted a Master Class at KGS Hemmingen.

In joint cooperations between professional clubs, education institutes, and the DFB, Elite Schools of Football provide aspiring players in Germany with dual career structures to combine competitive football and secondary education. As one of 38 programmes across the country, 2. Bundesliga club Hannover 96 and comprehensive school KGS Hemmingen have been collaborating for 15 years.

Since 2021, TWIN has supported the Elite School of Football in further enhancing their system. The common approach is entitled “Plan A”.

Evaluating programme potential

To enhance their system performance oversight, TWIN recently crafted a digital self-assessment tool for the school. This tool facilitates the timely identification of obstacles in four key developmental areas and enables effective remedies and strategic enhancements to the dual career programme.

Following the initial internal assessment in February 2023, TWIN organized a Master Class aimed at educators, school counsellors, and sports coordinators as part of KGS Hemmingen’s professional development initiative. The workshop explored topics such as dual career pathways in professional football, sustainable talent cultivation, and systemic health.

“Youth football programmes have experienced new recent dynamics. Optimising the coordination, communication and cooperation in their associated dual career development environments, as well as upskilling both athletes and staff are key to systemic health and performance.”
Wolfgang Stockinger
Founder & CEO, TWIN

Additionally, the workshop included a review of the school’s recent system assessment findings. The insights gathered will inform forthcoming adjustments to the programme.

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