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WE SEE WITH OUR BRAIN, NOT WITH OUR EYES

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About us

All CogiTraining’s trainers have the following titles and qualifications:

  • A teaching diploma;
  • UEFA Youth Elite licence and UEFA A licence;
  • Experience as teachers in UEFA Youth Elite and UEFA A licence courses or experience as professional football players in Belgian First Division (Belgian Pro League);
  • A Master in physiotherapy with specialisation in biometry and anthropometry for elite athletes.
Michel Bruyninckx Chris Bruyninckx
Michel Bruyninckx Dirk Gyselinckx Chris Bruyninckx

Most of my life I have been working in an educational and a top-class football environment. I have trained and coached many young players to become professional players…

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I was Michel’s assistant and colleague in the Football Elite Academy of the Belgian Football Federation in Leuven…

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At the age of 6 I already started to play soccer. From the first moment on the passion for the game was present and my interest for sports science was also launched…

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Michel Bruyninckx

Michel Bruyninckx

About:

Most of my life I have been working in an educational and a top-class football environment. I have trained and coached many young players to become professional players and delivered many courses for the Belgian Football Federation Trainers' school and the Flemish Trainer's School.

I was also involved in research on motor functioning and sports psychology at the University of Leuven. As a specialist in coordination and running skills I was invited by UEFA to train the European Elite Referees.

As lecturer and author regarding rhythmic cueing and brain centred training I have also offered many courses to physiotherapists, teachers in schools for children with learning problems, teachers PE in Mental Institutes and Geriatrics and trainer/coaches Special Olympics.

Both this versatility and specialization of work made it possible to design the CogiTraining Method and SenseBall Practice.

Education/Accreditations:

  • Teacher Dutch, English, Economics, Computer sciences
  • Belgian F.A. Certificate youth trainer, assistant-trainer, trainer-coach
  • Certificate UEFA-A licence, Belgian F.A.
  • Certificate UEFA Youth Elite licence

Coaching Experience and Technical direction:

  • Trainer/coach youth STVV Sint-Truidense, Belgian D1
  • Coordinator youth STVV Sint-Truidense, Belgian D1
  • Director Flemish youth training and recruitment centre Standard de Liège, Belgian D1
  • Scout, youth trainer RSC Anderlecht, Belgian D1
  • Director KV Mechelen Youth Academy, Belgian D1
  • Trainer/coach Top-class Football Academy, Belgian Football Federation
  • Assistant trainer/coach MVV Maasstricht, D2, Holland
  • Director of the R-L Dreyfuss Academy Standard de Liege, Belgian D1
  • From June 2012 Member of the football board of Aspire Academy, Qatar


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Dirk Gyselinckx

About:

I was Michel’s assistant and colleague in the Football Elite Academy of the Belgian Football Federation in Leuven. Secondary school teacher of physical education, I was the technical coordinator Elite Youth for all youth teams of RSC Anderlecht from 2005 to 2014. I was involved with the first Dexia Foot Pass project, which provided RSC Anderlecht with a Golden Label in 2006 and a five-star label in 2009. During this period a lot of youth players broke through the first team (Lukaku, Praet, Tielemans…).

Before to join RSC Anderlecht, I was technical coordinator Elite Youth of K. Lierse SK from 2000 to 2005 and coordinator of the youngest age groups of the Coach Elite Academy Royal Belgian Football Federation from 1994 to 2000.

Currently coordinator soccer - province of Antwerpen and lecturer UEFA A - Elite Youth and Talent scouting, I decided to fully join CogiTraining and continuously tries to keep up to date regarding new training strategies through self study and technical literature.

Education/Accreditations:

  • Physical education teacher
  • Belgian F.A. Certificate youth trainer, assistant-trainer, trainer-coach
  • Certificate UEFA-A licence, Belgian F.A.
  • Certificate UEFA Youth Elite licence

Coaching Experience and Technical direction:

  • Coach Elite Academy Royal Belgian Football Federation
  • Coordinator soccer - province of Antwerpen and lecturer UEFA A Elite Youth and Talent scouting
  • Technical coordinator Elite Youth RSC Anderlecht, Belgian D1
  • Technical coordinator Elite Youth K. Lierse S.K., Belgian D1
  • Technical coordinator Nationale U-12, U-12, U-17 K. Lierse S.K., Belgian D1
  • Technical coordinator Nationale U-12 and U-16 Boom FC, Belgian D1
  • Regional trainer/coach Rumst S.K., Belgian regional

 
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Chris Bruyninckx

Chris Bruyninckx

About:

At the age of 6 I already started to play soccer. From the first moment on the passion for the game was present and my interest for sports science was also launched. I have been very lucky to play for many years at the highest level in youth competition and could experience winning the Belgian U17 championship with Standard de Liège. Being surrounded by many skilled players as Jean-François Gillet (today still a goalkeeper in the Italian Serie A), Bernd Thijs (Standard de Liège, Bourussia Mönchen Gladbach, KRC Genk, AA Gent) and others was a tremendous experience and told me a lot about the most popular game in our world.

At the age of 17 I made my début in 2nd division playing for KFC Diest. Here I could play with Timmy Simons, for years the captain of the Belgian national squad. Also my too short period -due to a heavy injury- as a pro player in KV Mechelen, the former European Cup Winner, will always stay in my mind. Whole of my career I played in Belgian national divisions and several times I was the top scorer of my team.

Already during my player's period in 3rd and 4th division I started to work as a master physiotherapy at the University Hospital Leuven. Again I made acquaintance with many very talented athletes and I could treat elite referees, players of the national Belgian youth teams and many famous pro players.

Today I am already qualified as a youth trainer and I am an instructor "Prevention in sports injury and health education" for the Belgian Football Federation. Together with my father, Michel Bruyninckx, I want to promote and distribute the CogiTraining Method, because I fully believe in the importance of brain centred learning strategies.


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