The Association of German Football Instructors (BDFL) is expecting around 1,000 participants at its International Coaches’ Congress in Dortmund (July 25th to 27th).
The Turkish national coach and 1996 European champion Stefan Kuntz is one of the most prominent speakers on the main topic of “competence development of players and coaches”.
Bochum Bundesliga coach Thomas Reis, German Football Association (DFB) U20 coach Hannes Wolf and U-selection head coach Meikel Schönweitz and sports director Sebastian Kehl from runners-up Borussia Dortmund have also been announced as experts.
“Under the guiding theme of competence development, we deliberately want to set different priorities in relation to the professional, amateur and youth areas. A special focus should be on the amateur area,” said BDFL President Benno Möhlmann.
Kuntz, who worked as a coach for the DFB until the U21 national team was eliminated from the Olympics last year, will give a presentation on the subject of “player development using technical aids”.
Wolf, who has experience as a professional trainer through engagements at VfB Stuttgart, Hamburger SV and Bayer Leverkusen, speaks about “Intuitive playing skills” and also gives practical demonstrations on the same topic and on “Individual coaching within team development”.
Kehl and Reis are on the organizers’ list of participants for the final panel discussion on various aspects of the congress theme. The panel also includes sports director Peter Knäbel from Bundesliga promoted team Schalke 04 and Schönweitz.