Real Madrid Foundation sends two top coaches for coaching clinic at The Dome

All eyes of Namibia’s footballing world will be on Swakopmund from 11 to 15 December as the Real Madrid Foundation (RMF) hosts its second coaching clinic in conjunction with The Dome in Swakopmund.

True to the winning philosophy of “Los Blancos”, Europe’s most decorated footballing institution, nothing is left to chance. By selecting the top coaches Carlos Gustavo Albert Garcia and Héctor Vicente to lead the clinic on the Namibian west coast, the Spanish giants continue to allow only the best to be good enough.

Garcia brings tons of experience and expertise. The 35-year old has been involved with Real Madrid’s first team for no less than eight years after also spending a couple of years at the Royal Spanish Football Association (RFEF). His focus at the record Champions League winners was, among other things, on goal keeping, training session development as well as scouting and analysis work.

After his stint with the men’s first team he moved to the RMF’s technical department. Here Garcia was and is still heavily involved with the customization, analyzation, coordination and supervising of projects.

The Spaniard also holds a UEFA Pro License, the highest coaching certification available from the European Football Association. The license is required for anyone who wishes to manage a football club in the top tier of any European nation's league system on a permanent basis.

Furthermore, Garcia, who is also proficient in English and French and also holds a degree in physical activity and sports science from the Camilo José Cela University in Madrid.

Vicente, his compatriot for this year’s clinic comes with an equally impressive resume. Over the last two years he has spent most of his time with the Real Madrid Foundation, being involved with clinics in South Korea, Switzerland, Bosnia, Croatia and Panama. He was mainly tasked with the development of warm up and cool down sessions, improvement planning and the analysis of participating players.

In between the 30-year old worked as a head coach for strength, conditioning, injury prevention and recovery for Spanish third-tier club CD Mirandés. Fields of expertise Vicente holds a degree in from the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences in the Spanish capital. Vincente is also a qualified level II coach.

For bookings or more information, please contact event coordinator Romona Poulton at romona89@gmail.com