1 June 2012 till 15 June 2012

Seattle Sounders FC

Field visit & Sport Science Mentorship

Seattle Sounders FC Sport Science

Traveled to the United States to visit the Seattle Sounders FC for two weeks and to attend their Sport Science mentorship where I joined the discussion panel about soccer specific periodization alongside Jan van Winckel, Jan Willem Teunissen, Steve Tashjian, Nick Winckelman and Chris West. I also did a workship about Motor Learning and Control with the Academy coaches and discussed current issues in sport science and football with the Sport Science staff (Dave Tenney and Chad Kolarcik) on a daily basis. This is one of the trips that contributed to my current philosophy on sport science.

A young coach from the Netherlands who has a lot of knowledge and great ideas
- Patrick Ward - Sport Scientist Seattle Seahawks