Friend of AFCAT, Ronnie Schneider, who has chatted to us on skype a couple of times, will be visiting Melbourne in Feb and is available for club visits to engage with coaches and players for presentations and training sessions.

Ronnie, who resides in Tel Aviv, is a UEFA Pro Licence holder, international expert in coach education and has a wide range of experience in such roles as technical director, youth academy director, coaching methodology and is a certified lecturer with FIFA.

Ronnie has expressed an interest whilst here in Australia to offer his services to clubs. He says " I am a people's person with top level of Leadership and Communication Skills who possess love and passion in teaching  the game to coaches and players, men and women. I am a former Professional player, former Women's National Team Head Coach and Men's select USA team coach, DOC at various clubs around the world and keen to pass on my thoughts on football whilst here in Melbourne".

Ronnie has expressed an interest in tailoring sessions to any clubs interested in the following

1.Teaching the game via small sided games.

2. Skills development per specific age grouping and abilities.

3. Periodization- The art of coaching methodology.

4. Coach as a Manager and Manage as a Coach.

5. Female Coaching-Technical/ Tactical/ Mental- My philosophy

6. Coaching Education concepts and specifics- My experiences.

All of the above and any other specific topics club may want to have delivered, will be conducted by on the ground sessions and classroom presentations.

Ronnie says " Sharing knowledge in football is an art- that is my expertise on the field and in the classroom. I want to bring you knowledge based on experienced gained from top European Academies and Youth National Teams".

Should you or your club be interested in having Ronnie visit your club and work with your coaches and players, please call Ian on 0407804790 or send an expression of interest to


Ronnie will also present at our next AFCAT workshop at Hume City Football Club on Saturday Feb 18th from 9-3pm along with others.