Last night (Monday), Maccabi Haifa owner Yaakov Shachar took part in a special training for the managers of the leading youth departments in Israel, which was held at the Greens’ ‘Foam’ training facility. During the seminar with the participation of the directors of the youth departments and youth divisions of the Israeli national teams, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Hapoel Beer Sheva, Maccabi Petah Tikva, Maccabi Netanya, Hapoel Haifa, Bnei Sakhnin, Hapoel Hadera, Hapoel Kfar Saba, Betar Tobruk, Hapoel Nof Hagalil, Hapoel Ixl and other clubs from the Premier League and the National Youth League, for a number of training sessions and lectures on the development and promotion of young players.
The professional director of the youth department of Maccabi Haifa, Itzik Ovadia, lectured on the goals and objectives of the youth department, while Dr. Niall Clark, head of fitness at the youth department of the Greens, analyst Gal Sternberg-Fish and coach Amir Sofer also gave lectures. Dr. Itzik Ben Melech, Boaz Shapira, the new coach of the young team, Alon Hazan, the outgoing coach Nir Levin and Guy Azouri, also took part in the seminar.
The owners of the Greens, Yaakov Shachar, the general manager Assaf Ben Dov and the coach of the senior team of Maccabi Haifa, Barak Bachar, took part in a panel that closed the event. Yaakov Shachar He said: “You are the most important players in football. You are the ones who raise the future generation here, develop the mentality of the player, shape his character and of course make these young people better players and human beings. The vast majority of children will not be players, but will certainly be Better people. ”
Coach Barak Bachar Addressed the issue of promoting the young player: “My goal as a coach here is first to bring championships and results of course, but at Maccabi Haifa and especially Yankele, we place emphasis on promoting young players. Even in such a competitive season, I am happy that at least four very young players played last year. Levy, Timothy Mozi, Nehorai Yifrach and Stav Nachmani, took part in quite a few games and I trust them. “
Itzik Ovadia He said: “In Maccabi Haifa, the youth department occupies a very important place, no less than the graduates, and the investment here is great.” Dr. Itzik Ben Melech He added: “The professional managers’ forum, which holds periodic meetings, enjoys interesting lectures in Haifa, hospitality in a large club, which is a role model and a fruitful meeting.”
Amnon Raz He said: “It was a fascinating seminar and it was interesting to see how the youth department is run and to hear Yankele Shachar. Managing a youth department as presented can serve as an example for association directors in Israel and is definitely recommended for future players and will allow coaches in the industry to raise players and football.” Shahar for the hospitality and Itzik Ovadia for the great organization. “
Guy AzouriA professional director and head coach at the Football Association’s academy who attended the event, said: “Advanced training with interesting content. It is very important that regularly the people who lead the younger generation break each other, there is no doubt that the development of coaches and professional managers will make the younger generation better. More pink. ”