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The promotion of young talents in football

Many young girls and boys dream to be a Professional footballer or a professional footballer. It often remain dreams. In order to make it nevertheless, as many

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The promotion of young talents in football

Many young girls and boys dream to be a Professional footballer or a professional footballer. It often remain dreams. In order to make it nevertheless, as many as possible, there is the Footeco project, since 2013, the young talent of the 11 - to 14-year-old footballers of the football Association of the Zurich Region (FVRZ). Sporting Director Mario Fehr (SP) today convened Thursday for the presentation of the Evaluation of the project.

A remote office has an analysis of who has benefited from the innovation and how satisfied the stakeholders are. In the project Footeco it is in the core of the matter is that in the football region of Zurich, the three top clubs FC Zurich, GC and Winterthur in three divided regional zones as many of the "potential talent" to identify and take care of. The Canton is supporting the project annually, with 250'000 Swiss francs. The Motto: the peak width. The clubs and the Canton of want to prevent that a too early selection by the top clubs, those talents will be lost, the need for a somewhat longer time to develop.

it works like This: the one Who creates it in a Footeco selection, retain the license with his first club, enjoy but Footeco vertices in the regions with special training and contests the games together with this selection. The longer travel distances to the training places is eliminated, and at the same time this is intended to facilitate the return, in a team of the master Association, it should be rich in a selection stage.

How the regions are distributed to the Clubs: To Enlarge, please click here. Image: Canton of Zurich

According to the Evaluation, these Feedback works well. 4100 young people play for Teams in three age-related stages, FE12 until FE14. By the 1800's, beginning in the lowest level, not make it, but four out of five in the U-18 to a top club. Approximately 90 percent of those who retire in the first stage, return to the master Association, after the second, there are still 80 according to the third 70 percent. Thus one is satisfied. In particular, because the fear was that selected players are frustrated possibly by the departure of the football the backs. But this is not the case. "Footeco player to hear rarer in football than others," says Rahel Bürgi, conducted for the office Lamprecht & Stamm the analysis. In Figures this means: Only one percent of the FE14 player has quit football. For comparison: In the juniors D and C, the rate is 6 percent or 12 percent.

Critical grassroots football clubs

the sports Director of the Fehr and the representatives of the three football clubs are satisfied with the project and see their feeling through the results of the study supported. The fixed regional structure creates clarity and reduces the effort when Scouting. There are also players that have played in the first team of the FCZ. In the case of women, for example, goalkeeper Elvira Duke, or in the case of the men, Simon Sohm.

The most critical is the width of the football clubs, the project, the study shows. You can see the quality of their crews in danger, because the best players are migrating. "The clubs are not entirely satisfied, you want more returnees, and better communication," says Bürgi and back plays the Ball (in football) is equal to the clubs. You should also strive that their players would come back, you would have to take care of during the Footeco-time, and, increasingly, so-called Footeco Ambassador training. "Only a third of the clubs has a such Ambassador, but three-quarters of these Clubs to talk to him an important function," she says. In addition to the communication and the Footeco ambassadors Bürgi locates particularly in the case of the coaches for improvement. It needs more well-trained coach.

relations, not to lose sight of

And then the uncomfortable question fell at the end of the press conference is still: "the study of the corruption problem in Junior football." So with cases like the recent one at GC public? No, not you. However, the individual cases were not to be tolerated, were the club representatives agreed. Prevent you want to do this to the extent that the decisions would each of at least three persons, and never of individuals. Roman Hangarter, technical Manager at GC said that you try, the expectation to reduce them: "The first step in the Footeco-selection has nothing to do with a professional career." The need to communicate better. For the specific case, he did not want to comment on.

This is also the sports Director of the Fehr the castle. There are individual cases to be taken, precautions. It was a huge project, thousands of people involved. "The relations, we must not lose sight of that." In the football Association of the Zurich Region, there are 176 clubs, more than 47'000 licensed footballers and 1900 Junior teams.


Created: 07.03.2019, 14:56 PM

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