Organization: World Football Academy
Current Team(s): CEO
Raymond Verheijen is a professional coach from the Netherlands, who has been on the coaching staff of the national teams at 3 World Cups and 3 European Championships, with the Netherlands, South Korea and Russia. He has worked with several club sides, including Barcelona, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Chelsea and Manchester City. Primarily concerned with player fitness, Raymond wrote The Complete Handbook of Conditioning for Soccer and currently lectures around the world on Periodization and training methods. He became a UEFA Pro-licence instructor in 1998. His first course as instructor was with coaches Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard, Ronald Koeman and Johan Neeskens. Raymond has been critical of professional clubs over-training their players and been personal fitness coach to several top level European players.
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