In Youth We Trust

In Youth We Trust

In Youth We Trust

Developing RSCA's youth coaches of the future.

The Program

Recently RSCA launched the ‘In Youth We Trust’ program, designed to help clubs, federations & academies around the world improve their abilities in youth development. RSCA’s knowledge and experience of developing their own world class academy that produces players of the highest standard is internationally recognized and many academy graduates feature for top European clubs and the Belgium National Team.

RSCA aims to guide clubs, federations & academies on youth development, led by an experienced coaching team, as well as participate in other activities such as hosting soccer camps in Belgium and abroad. The international locations will vary widely: North America, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Train The Trainer

To support the different projects worldwide, it is important for the club to have a strong number of trusted youth coaches who understand the RSCA philosophy and can travel globally. To achieve this, RSCA is introducing a 12 month ‘Train the Trainer’ course where a maximum of 50 existing coaches will visit the RSCA Training Centre for 2 days each month for theoretical and practical sessions that will familiarize them with the ‘RSCA DNA’. Course syllabus will focus on coaches being able to deliver the RSCA ‘GAME Model’:

  1. Philosophy & Vision
  2. Ball Possession
  3. Ball Loss
  4. Transition between B+/B-
  5. Set Pieces

Formats will cover 5 vs. 5 (1 session), 8 vs. 8 (1 session) and 11 vs. 11 (10 sessions)

Successful completion of the course will ensure:


Resource pool integration

Coaches are included in our resource pool for international youth development, resulting in short & long term missions across the globe


Coach @RSCA

The best coaches can be offered an initial 1 year contract for employment at the RSCA Training Centre in Belgium


UEFA license affix

Coaches compliment their UEFA A/B licences with specific top level knowledge and experience


RSCA know-how

Coaches gain insights behind one of the world’s top academies (playing style, didactics, tactics, off the pitch, …)



Coaches increase their network within the football world


Hands on experience

Candidates may join the RSCA youth teams on their Belgian summer camp as well as serve as assistant RSCA coaches during competitions

Core Trainer Profiles

Jean Kindermans
- Academy Director

Jean Kindermans is a former RSCA youth & first team player and has been the Academy Director since 2005.  In this role he has shaped the RSCA youth philosophy, methodology and didactics, whilst developing the U6-U21 coaching staff and ensuring successful recruitment of young talented players. Jean is a holder of the UEFA Pro Licence.

Under his leadership the RSCA U19 squad has reached the UEFA Youth League semifinals for two consecutive years (2014/15 & 2015/16). In recent years many Belgium National Team talents have emerged from the Academy such as Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Dennis Praet (Sampdoria), Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers) and Youri Tielemans (Leicester City F.C.).

Jean Kindermans

Frederic Delooz
- Academy Manager

Frederic is the RSCA Academy Manager with over 15 years elite experience in the game. His mission is to supervise a team of RSCA coaches in the professional development of our future talents. He has a passion for dominant football that is technically refined with unpredictable decision making. As such he drives constant enhancements of the RSCA methodologies and didactics. Frederic is a holder of the UEFA A Licence holder and currently looking to pursue the UEFA Pro Licence.

‘’The good coach copies, the better coach adds and adapts, the BEST innovates, influences and inspires’’

Frederic Delooz

Regular Guest Speakers
- RSCA 1st team head coach, Current & former RSCA players: Par Zetterberg, Data analysts, Performance Manager, Psychoanalyst, ….

RSCA is able to call upon a wide range of guest speakers throughout the course to help compliment the core teaching with additional perspectives. One example is Par Zetterberg, former RSCA Academy graduate, 2 time Belgian Player of the Year and former Swedish International, who is currently part of the RSCA 1st team coaching staff. Alongside Par, the course will also tap into other members staff such as the 1st team Head and Assistant Coach, the Data & Performance Manager and Pedagogical experts.


Course details

  • The course consists of 12 modules over 12 months (1 module per month).
  • Each module will be delivered over 2 days, typically Monday & Tuesday.
  • If participants arrive early enough on the Sunday, they can enjoy a RSCA 1st Team home match when scheduled (typically at 14:30 or 18:00).
  • The module will finish early enough on Tuesday to allow travel back home.
  • All sessions will be conducted onsite at the RSCA Training Centre and delivered by experienced RSCA Academy staff.
  • When possible RSCA will also try to link into additional interesting events, e.g. Belgium National team training & matches.
  • Candidates may be able to join the RSCA’s youth teams on their summer camp in Hoogstraten (North Belgium) during the month of July.
  • Candidates may also serve as assistant RSCA coaches during competition or national & international tournaments.


Sunday Monday Tuesday
14.30-18.00: Attend RSCA's 1st team home game 09.00-10.00: Breakfast 09.00-09.30: Breakfast
  10.00-12.00: Theoretical session 09.30.-11.30: Theoretical session
  12.00-13.00: Lunch 11.30-12.30: Practical session
  13.30-15.00: Theoretical session 12.30-13.30: Lunch
  15.00-16.30: Practical session 13.30-15.00: Practical session
  16.30-20.00: Youth training assessment 15.00: End of module



  • Ongoing application & assessment deadline: 17:00 CET on 21 April 2019
  • Session 1: May 2019
  • Session 2-8: June-Dec 2019
  • No session: January 2020
  • Session 9-12: February-May 2020
  • Start of global missions: July 2020
  • The exact monthly dates for modules are still to be finalized depending on RSCA 2018/19 1st team league performance and subsequent Playoff fixtures (still to be arranged).


  • Minimum UEFA B licence, UEFA A licence preferable
  • Have previous coaching experience in an Academy or Elite football environment
  • Good English language skills. Extra languages are an advantage
  • Able to attend all 12 modules
  • International mobility at short notice after completing the course
  • Recent clearance of child protection screening


Course fee: 3000 EUR, payable in full or in instalments

This includes:

  • Theoretical & Practical coaching and assessment during the course duration
  • Attendance to RSCA home matches during the course duration
  • Coaching starter pack (course materials, RSCA coaching outfit, electronic tablet, …)
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout each module

Not included:

  • Travel and accommodation during the course duration


Please submit:

  • A resume (maximum 2 x A4 pages) detailing relevant coaching experience
  • A motivation letter explaining why it is important for you to be accepted on this course, how the course relates to your current experience and will contribute towards your future goals

Deadline for applications is latest 17:00 CET on 21 April 2019
Successful applications will be decided based on application merit and may require follow up conversation and/or assessment days as part of the process