Focus on Football
Do you love football? Are you dreaming about becoming a professional football player or do you just want to have a gap year with days full of football training? Football e-Football is a class for everyone with a passion for football and training and those who love FIFA, Football manager and other e-Football games. Join us and experience football stadiums all over southern Europe and develop your football skills as well as your character!
Varied but purposeful training
The most important thing for a football player is to work on technique but it is also very important to vary your workouts to prevent injuries. In this class we therefore focus on varied but purposeful training and you will get to experience a variety of different training forms. During the year the GOAL is for you to develop your technique, tactic and physical condition to get closer to your full potential as a football player. We usually play football and class as well as varied additional exercises. In between we will also use time on FIFA and other e-Football activities.
During the year you will get to experience:
- Football training
- Football tournaments and matches
- Purposeful training that focuses on strength, endurance and quickness
- Class trip to Europe where we will visit attractive clubs and stadiums on the way
- e-Football, for example FIFA
In addition you will get to try:
- Mountain hikes
- Obstacle courses
- Cabin trips
...and much more! There is a lot to look forward to!
Your main class at Høgtun will be taught three days of the week. In addition you can choose electives for the remaining two days.
Develop your football and team skills
To be a good team player is important for us, both on and off the football field. We want a good class environment to be the basis of everything we do in class – and it is way easier to learn if you are also having a good time!
Throughout the year we will focus on being a team and how you can contribute to the group in the best way. In a team sport you do not get better alone. Another thing we will focus on is setting goals and you will learn how to work strategically in order to reach the goals you set for yourself. You will develop both your character and your football skills at your year at Høgtun – together we will get better!
Curious about professional football?
Our teacher Knut Anders Fostervold is a former Champions League player and has lots of professional experience. Here you will get a trainer who is above average in terms of being dedicated to football and player development and who will help you to reach your goals.
He knows what it takes to have a football career and can give you direct feedback on what you ought to work on to be successful. Høgtun also has good contacts in Kristiansund ballklubb and there will be lots of opportunities to train with this football club throughout the year. If you are the type that never gets enough of football and likes to play a lot, you can also train and play with a football club lose to the school in addition to your regular classes.
Class trip: Interrail trip to the football cities of Europe
In April we will travel south. We start in Norway and by train we will get to see different football cities in Europe. Here we will meet with dedicated fans, famous stadiums and a European love for football. Maybe there is a football destination you have always dreamt of?
The class itself gets to decide exactly where the trip goes, which places we visit and what we experience. On this trip we will have the opportunity to see football matches, training, big cities and small towns, sun and summer as well as different cultures. And of course we will also play a lot of football ourselves!
If the Coronavirus situation makes traveling abroad difficult or not tempting we will make an alternative plan in Norway. If so - the cost of this course will be significantly less than announced below.
Skiing week in Oppdal
In February the whole school will travel to the Oppdal ski resort. We are gonna live in cabins at IMI-Stølen which has a lot of good facilities and cozy rooms!
Here we will have a good time skiing and relaxing in the cabins afterwards. A lot of proficient instructors will accompany us and you will get lessons that suit your skiing level. We offer classes in alpine and telemark skiing as well as snowboarding and cross country skiing.
In autumn and spring we usually train outside on the football field in Torvikbukt. In Winter there will be more training inside the school's gym and other gyms close by. The school also offers an endurance and a strength training room. Besides that, there are lots of mountains around that offer endurance training with a fantastic view in form of hikes.
Who should choose this class?
Everyone who is very interested in football and prepared for a year with lots of purposeful training. It might be an advantage if you have some experience in playing in a football club, but it is not necessary to apply for this class.
Equipment you need to have
To participate in this class you need football shoes for both indoor and outdoor training.
It is also good to have some outdoor clothing and waterproof clothing. A sleeping mat, sleeping bag, backpack, mittens, hat and scarf. Cross country skis and alpine skis or a snowboard that you can use in a skiing resort (it is also possible to rent those).
These things can you take with you if you have: playstation or x-box with FIFA games, hockey sticks, bicycle, badminton racket.
The teacher: Knut Anders Fostervold
Knut Anders has played more than 270 official football matches in his professional career. He was the captain of Molde Fotballklubb for several years when Molde was playing against Real Madrid, Porto, Olympiakos, CSKVA Moskva and Mallorca in the Champions League. After his football career, Knut Anders started professional cycling and won nine regional championship medals as well as he got three records in Norway. He is a qualified trainer, has studied sports and haas been physical trainer on professional standards in both Molde football club and Molde handball club. He likes to set goals and work towards those and enjoys helping others to reach their goals. Through his enthusiasm and competence he will give you a year full of learning, challenges and development.
26000 NOK for the class and our Interrail trip in Europe.
If by any chance the coronavirus situation make us have an alternative plan inside Norway - the cost of this course will be significantly less.
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