The choice of educational path takes on the dimension of a fundamental decision, projecting the Specialist’s development scenario, professional future and own satisfaction.
Football Development Institute offers fifteen development standards (educational paths), corresponding to the fifteen roles of Specialists considered.
Set of educational paths
Sports Psychologist | Mental Coach
Head of the Academy | Youth Development Coordinator
Rules for choosing an educational path
Specifying the direction
When you declare your intention to work with the Football Development Institute, even before applying for any course, please contact our office and inform us of the choice for two educational paths:
The exceptions are those persons who do not have any professional history in one of the fifteen specialized roles considered by the FDI. We are talking about former or current professional football players, as well as contenders for entry into the world of professional football. The listed candidates can specify their educational paths no later than before the end of the first specialized course with their participation.
Responsibility for selection
We promote human responsibility, therefore we do not allow speculation. We allow a change in educational path at the earliest two years from the time of entry in the registry or notification of the latest revision.
Consequences of choosing an educational path
The decision on the educational path influences many content-related, structural and organizational aspects. We present the correlation of the two paths (main, alternative) with the “Education System of FDI”.
Areas affected by the educational path:
specialized courses available
chance to participate in an available specialized course
Individual Specialist Development Plan
type of educational materials provided
subject of designated project tasks
range of advisory topics
nature of available “Educational internships”
content of Mentoring programs
portfolio of Experts/Mentors
selection of recommended external courses
way of promoting the profile | through FDI channels
recommending to Clubs in a specific Specialist role