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What you'll get from this course

  • License & Certificate

    Receive a Certificate & License from the State of Thuringia Football Association (TFV) - member state of the DFB (German Football Association) upon successful completion of the online course.

  • Save Time

    Get pre approved for potential coaching courses in Germany. For example, selected coaches receive credits towards the DFB/UEFA/TFV Coaching ladder offered by the State of Thuringia in Germany! See FAQ for details.

  • Community

    Every Alumni gets access to our exclusive LinkedIn group and joins an ecosystem with like minded coaches, clubs, and companies. Alumni will have FREE access to members-only workshops with (soccer) industry leaders.

  • Tools

    Exclusive insights in Coaching & Analysis Tools from our selected partners and innovators.

  • Coach Profile

    Upload and Update your Coach profile for exposure on our Social Media Channels and Email List with 50,000+ subscribers.

  • What is the TFV?

    Wikipedia: The TFV belongs to the Northeastern German Football Association and is one of the state organizations of the German Football Association (German: Deutscher Fussball-Bund - DFB). The Thuringia Football Association (German: Thüringer Fußballverband - TFV), is the umbrella organization of the football clubs in the German state Thuringia and covers nine football districts. The TFV was founded in 1990 and has its headquarters in Erfurt.

  • Why should I do the course?

    Education, Licenses, and Network are the main reasons for a successful coaching career. The UEFA and DFB/TFV (German FA & State of Thuringia) coaching pathway is long and requires significant time and money investments. We understand that not every Coach is able to afford and has the time to take full advantage of the very limited course offered in the UEFA territory. We are happy to finally offer virtual education via our platforms in cooperation with the TFV in Germany - official member of the DFB (German FA). You will receive an official license from the German TFV upon completion of this course.

  • Is this an official & acknowledged course?

    Yes, we offer OFFICIAL virtual education and a license in cooperation with the State of Thuringia in Germany - member of the DFB (German FA). However, it is not equal to the DFB/UEFA/TFV C or UEFA B license, you will need to take additional modules & exams (physically present) in Germany.

  • Will I receive credits for the UEFA C & B course?

    For each of our DFB/UEFA/TFV coaching course spot, there is at least 50 applicants. We select and recommend coaches based on this course to the German FA. However, graduating from the online license course gets you pre-qualified BUT is not a guarantee receiving a spot for the UEFA C or B license. The decision is Note: If you get selected for the UEFA/DFB/TFV C or UEFA/DFB/TFV B you will receive course credits towards your UEFA/DFB/TFV license fee AND you save approximately 26 hours of preparation time.

  • How many coaches will be able to take the course?

    We allow max 50 Coaches to take the course simultaneously. Each module assignments is sent to Germany and needs to get approved from our German licensed instructors. If the registration button is available it means spots are available and you can apply.

  • How long does it take to complete the course?

    Minimum is 8 weeks. Modules will get released every week for 8 weeks. You will be able to enter a new module if you pass the weekly assignment. If you need to skip a week no problem, but keep in mind you will only be able to receive your license and unlock other membership benefits once you completed all modules.

  • Do I have to have Coaching experience?

    No, the course can be taken without any prior coaching experience.

  • Why is the course so affordable?

    Education should be affordable! We partnered up with industry leading tools in the match analysis and coaching world. Together we provide exclusive insights and teaching modules as part of the course. If a coach decides to use one of these tools for their own coaching career afterwards, we receive a commission. However, we charge a minimum fee to make sure we only get coaches who are dedicated and committed to earn their license.

  • Do you have other projects with the DFB & TFV (German Football Association)

    Yes. In cooperation with the DFB Academy we had 3 soccer camps in Florida. We also help to select candidates for the DFB/UEFA/TFV Coaching licenses in cooperation with the State of Thuringia. Our community is growing every day, having consulted for the DFB (German FA) academy, Hertha BSC Berlin, Hamburger SV, matchmetrics, and many more European and American Professional Clubs, Players, Coaches, Colleges, and Companies.

  • Are the courses open to coaches outside USA?

    Yes, the courses are open to coaches from everywhere.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome & Willkommen!

    • German Football Projects & DFB/UEFA/TFV Coaching Ladder

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Module 1 - Sports Terminology & Structures in Germany

    • Introduction

    • GERMAN SPORTS STRUCTURES

    • Test your learning

    • TERMINOLOGY AND BASICS

    • Test your learning

    • THE DFB FOOTBALL BADGE & TALENT DEVELOPMENT

    • Test your learning

    • Expert Interview #1

    • MODULE ASSIGNMENT 1

  • 3

    Module 2 - Fitness and Sports Injuries

    • Introduction

    • FORMS OF FITNESS & METHODS

    • Test your learning

    • THE MUSCLE SYSTEM & MOTOR BASICS

    • Test your learning

    • Expert Interview #2

    • SPORTS INJURIES & REHABILITATION

    • Test your learning

    • Expert Interview #3

    • MODULE ASSIGNMENT 2

  • 4

    Tools: Game and Player Analysis

    • Introduction

    • Matchmetrics - What is it?

    • Why Video Analysis and Data matters

    • Matcheye Account & Dashboard

    • Event Explorer

    • Pass Explorer

    • Team Stats Module

    • Player Table

    • Video Player Module

    • Assignment Matcheye

  • 5

    Module 3 - The Coach

    • Introduction

    • THE ROLE OF THE COACH & BASICS OF WORKING WITH GROUPS

    • Test your learning

    • REQUIREMENTS & TEACHING PRINCIPLES OF A COACH

    • Test your learning

    • CRITICISM AND AGGRESSION & DEALING WITH PARENTS

    • Download - Questionnaire for Parents

    • Test your learning

    • Expert Interview #4

    • MODULE 3 ASSIGNMENT

  • 6

    Module 4 - The Training Unit

    • Introduction

    • TRAINING SCHEDULE

    • Test your learning

    • STRUCTURE OF A TRAINING SESSION

    • Test your learning

    • LEARNING GOALS IN DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS

    • Test your learning

    • GOALKEEPER

    • Test your learning

    • Expert Interview #5

    • MODULE 4 ASSIGNMENT

  • 7

    Tools: Player Performance Analysis

    • Introduction

    • Titan Account

    • Dashboard

    • Table Report

    • Team Compare

    • Assignment Titan

  • 8

    Module 5 - Technique Training

    • Introduction

    • TECHNIQUE - GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Test your learning

    • OVERVIEW OF FOOTBALL TECHNIQUES

    • Test your learning

    • TRAINING OF BASIC TECHNIQUES - ZIPPER

    • Expert Interview #6

    • MODULE 5 ASSIGNMENT

  • 9

    Module 6 - Tactics

    • Introduction

    • BASIC METHODICAL CONSIDERATIONS

    • Test your learning

    • GAME SYSTEMS

    • OFFENSIVE TACTICS

    • Test your learning

    • DEFENSIVE TACTICS

    • Test your learning

    • Expert Interview #7

    • MODULE 6 ASSIGNMENT

  • 10

    Next steps

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • Upload your Digital Portrait Picture

    • Coach Profile

    • LinkedIn Coaching Group

    • Before you go...

“We want to offer an affordable option to enter the German coaching pathway"

License Pathway

UEFA License path with the TFV (State of Thuringia Football Association) and DFB (German Football Association).


More Projects with the DFB

The German Football Association created a competitive environment for coaches & players to teach the DFB values. The Training Centers featured Alexander Nouri, a former 1. Bundesliga Head Coach and UEFA Pro License holder, as well as the assistant Coach of the German national team, Marcus Sorg.