Indicast Podcast: A conversation with Horst Wein

Nani and myself have a special today in a very personal chat with Horst Wein.

Horst Wein is a renowned name in field hockey as well as football across continents. Horst was engulfed in hockey through the 1970’s, till mid-80’s, coaching national teams (Germany, Spain) at important events like the Olympics. A chance meeting with football officials at FC Barcelona resulted in Horst turning his attention to football. Since then, Horst has authored several books and released DVDs on the topic of developing youth into quality players aimed at the trainers/coaches of young teens.

What started with coaching the coaches at FC Barcelona soon expanded to some other important clubs in Europe. Horst now distributes his method & knowledge to coaches of youngsters from Guatemala to Finland & everywhere in between & on the sides.

We had the good fortune of not just chatting with Horst Wein but also watching his famed training sessions with young teens on his recent trip to Mumbai. What brought him to Mumbai was the association with Kenkre Football Academy with the help of Arunava Chaudhuri.

It is difficult to finish listening to someone who has experience spread over several decades and geography. And, what’s more, we found Horst Wein to be an absolutely charming man, full of energy and lots of stories. We have tried to capture the essence of Horst’s training methods in this podcast. We inquire whether or how his methods are relevant in the Indian scenario & his opinion on the appropriate coach for the Indian national football team. It is a must listen for any student of football.

Off the Pitch Episode 9: Horst Wein, The Development of Soccer Intelligence

Off the Pitch Episode Nine comes from the 2007 NSCAA Convention in Indianapolis and features Horst Wein discussing The Development of Soccer Intelligence on the Field.

Horst Wein has an extensive background in coaching, having worked with teams such as FC Barcelona, Villareal C.F., Inter Milan, FC Pachuca, Schalke 04, TSG 1899 Hoffenhein and the Spanish, English and Mexican FA.

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