Talent development-Iceland. Iceland. Area. Austurland Suðurland Suðurnes Vesturland Norðurland Reykjavík Höfuðborgarsvæði Ísafjörður, Vestmannaeyjar og Hornafjörður. What are we looking for?. Defenders (specially full backs) Goalkeepers (specially in womens football)
More players in certain areas
What we tell our children
KS, ÍA Akranes, Young Boys, AZ, Bolton and Kayserispor.
46-A, 11-U21, 4 U19 and 7 u-17 Iceland
Left Siglufjörður(1500 inhabitants) when he was 15 years old to play with IA Akranes. Lived in a garage with a family. Decided to focus on the full back position after he damaged crusiate ligaments.
,,I never compared myself to the players i played with. Instead i played against imaginaryplayers from all around the world.
To be the best i had to train more and better than others. Not only more.“
„ A lot of people told me that i was not big enough or strong enough.
It only encouraged me more. Where i am today was only a distant dream when i was a teenager. I was never picked for the U17‘s or U19‘s but i was near it. At that time i needed to use my brain a lot to compete against others.
So i emphasized on being technical and quicker in my mind. So i could see what would happen next. Altough you are not the fastest on your feet you can still be step ahead.“
Robin Van Persie
S- koreans on PGA women (Golf)
Russians on WTA women (Tennis)
,, Role models, goal setting and vision are very important.
I wish somebody sat down with me when i was thirteen and helped me with goal setting and explained to me how to get them.“