How simple can it be?

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Unique lessons in professional football: behind the scenes with Raymond Verheijen

This book has been released on the 4th of June 2015 during the WFA Expert Meeting 2015 in Camp Nou, Barcelona.

Raymond Verheijen (1971) has been attracting attention in the media and on Twitter for years with his occasionally provocative statements about coaches that train their teams incorrectly, leading to bad performances and unnecessary injuries. Some consider him a know-it-all, but his groundbreaking methods are based on objective insights and are proven to be effective over and over again.

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Unique lessons in professional football: behind the scenes with Raymond Verheijen

Raymond Verheijen (1971) has been attracting attention in the media and on Twitter for years with his occasionally provocative statements about coaches that train their teams incorrectly, leading to bad performances and unnecessary injuries. Some consider him a know-it-all, but his groundbreaking methods are based on objective insights and are proven to be effective over and over again. There’s a good reason he has coached and advised many domestic and foreign top-division clubs and has since 2000 been the only one in international football involved in all European Championships and World Cups, with the national teams of the Netherlands, South Korea, Russia and Lionel Messi’s Argentina.

In 2009 Verheijen founded the World Football Academy in order to set in motion a revolution in the conservative football world on all continents. In his widely praised courses he uses meticulous reasoning to show how top-division clubs and well-known coaches also have short-comings regarding their players and how things should really be done. In ‘How simple can it be?’ he now also explains this to the general public, using straightforward examples and comprehensible language. Meanwhile Verheijen tells many amusing and surprising anecdotes about the football world and the celebrities with whom he has worked.

 

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32 reviews for How simple can it be?

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    tomcoach77 (verified owner)

    great book!
    easy to read, easy to understand. i really don’t know why so many coaches in austria do it exactly the other way … :-(.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hiep Tran (verified owner)

    A very interesting and insightful book, where the real time examples were highly appreciated. A must have for all coaches!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yianni (verified owner)

    Very insightful and intriguing read! It really is that simple! Great to have access to this kind of resource as coaches!

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Nicolas Pretelt (verified owner)

    Great Reading! Just like they mention on the book, They are defining a football language – explaining the theory and giving examples at the highest level!

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    RICARDO (verified owner)

    Great reading!!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    jutyar (verified owner)

    When the book started with “The book should be only about football” – you know your money is worth it. Thank you for sharing your experience

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    mathias (verified owner)

    The best book I´ve read so far when it comes down to professional “fitness” training for soccer. A lot of unique insights! Thanks Raymond for sharing it with us!!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    marco (verified owner)

    A must read for any player or coach!!! even before attending a presentation about Football Conditioning during a coaching conference in Oz I was interested in Raymond’s work. One of the highlights of my coach education..Just loved it how old ,established and in their time successful coaches walked out as their BIG EGOS got hurt. I am working with periodization for the last four seasons and will continue so as it works. Thanks for opening our eyes. As you say: Coaches are Live long students of the game !

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emir Kurtic (verified owner)

    Amamzing how football can be taught in a simple, yet comprehensive way.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul (verified owner)

    I’ve been following Raymond on Twitter for the last two years and eventually decided to take the plunge and buy the book. A great insight into top level coaching is given and as the title says, simple methods are explained throughout.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michał (verified owner)

    Very insightful and thought-provoking book. Verheijen shares his knowledge, his experience and his ideas and what is most improtant, he does it using very colourful and easy-to-understand examples and comparisons. Recommend to any coach, whatever the level, age, etc.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Grant de Smidt (verified owner)

    Fantastic. Read this book in a day, didn’t sleep at all on a long haul flight as I was so gripped by it. Wish there were more football books like this – interesting but also extremely educational.

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

    Petri (verified owner)

    Interesting book. Raymond Verheijen has strong opinions and great insight.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Muhammad Fadzli (verified owner)

    Very good book, enlightening read. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to chat with someone about football at the highest level, about what goes on behind the scenes (training, preparation etc)?

    This book contains all that and more. It is as though Raymond is speaking to you in conversation. Would recommend it to anyone interested in football.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Philip (verified owner)

    Awesome book with real life learning situations. Never met a book so interesting that we can learn from the professional football experiences by Raymond Verheijen.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Larry Chen (verified owner)

    Very insiteful on how to groom a young & talented researcher into a top notch international coach. Periodization model was developed over many years. Step wise refinements were made using scientific research methodology. I just finished the chapter ch 5 so I still have a ways to go until I finish the book. I’ve listened to a few podcasts. This book will not disappoint. I’m a huge fan of Verheijen. I hope klingsmann will call Verheijen into USMNT as coach and trainer for next world cup cycle.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tobias (verified owner)

    Great insight into the professional game, enjoyful to read and a good lesson on how to always question the status quo and raise the bar!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark (verified owner)

    Football Periodisation has simplified the way I look at football as a whole and taught me more than any book or course I have engaged with before. Given that, it is very much a book of principles based on sound, football specific, scientific principles. “How Simple Can It Be” compliments Football Periodisation brilliantly. It showcases Raymond’s experiences of applying the model in the football world giving you as a reader context for applying the model. I thoroughly recommend both books to any coach and every coach that wants to improve their effectiveness.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Guillermo (verified owner)

    5 stars. A great read that sets you up perfectly to go on and read the book about periodization.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shaun Clifton

    Own copies of both Football periodisation & How simple can it be. I regularly use both in my coaching. A visit from Raymond in 2014 was a great presentation.

  21. Rated 4 out of 5

    John Balzarini (verified owner)

    Another clear and concise way for coaches to see the game.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mick McDermott

    As usual, Raymond Verheijen has been very candid in sharing various stories from his football career. This book is a mixture of common-sense coaching, real-world practical examples, interesting anecdotes from humble beginnings in Amsterdam to the heights of the World Cup arena! I would recommend any coach add this book to their coaching library!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charles (verified owner)

    Fantastic read. Lots of great insight, couldn’t put the book down

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    FM (verified owner)

    Can’t wait to read more Raymond Verheijen. How good can it be?

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ronald Lepez (verified owner)

    To get more insight as a (youth)coach: Read the book! So simple can it be!

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    FERNEY AGUDELO BENAVIDES (verified owner)

    To change the style of coaching football anyone has to review these ideas on this book.. thanks to Raymond and WFA..

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex (verified owner)

    The book, its content, its insight and honesty is invaluable!

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jed

    It’s a privilege to have such access to one of the games greatest educators. These books will forever act as reference to my coaching.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mika (verified owner)

    Everybody should read this book.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ronald Lepez (verified owner)

    Great to implantate these new developments in my youthcoaching! Thanks WFA for developing me as a coach.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hugo Langton (verified owner)

    No matter what you may think of Raymond Verheijen, his book “how simple can it be” is a must read for all coaches in my opinion I can’t put it down!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michelle Burgos (verified owner)

    Thanks Raymond Verheijen and World Football Academy. New book is a great intriguing read. Learned a lot from first book too.

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