Eat football, breathe football, live football - a quote used by many football personalities to show their passion for the beautiful game. No one demonstrates this more than Luis Rodrigues, the former professional player, now Head of Coaching for Globall Football Academy. His passion for football is total and limitless.
Luis founded Globall in 2012. He’s a qualified UEFA A Licence coach and holds a Sports Science degree, studying Anatomy and Physiology for his PhD. This knowledge is invaluable in instilling the correct body posture and movement in his players. It’s more than just preparing for sport, it brings lifelong health benefits for his players.
And he knows what’s required to play professional football. Born and brought up in South America, he moved to Portugal, entering the fabled Sporting Lisbon Youth Academy at 12 years old. His thirst for learning and passion for football saw him progress all the way through the age groups, playing for the club professionally.
Along the way, he also represented the Portuguese national team at youth level. He played professional football in many countries until injury sadly cut short his career.
This experience is shared with his players, warts and all. Luis fully appreciates mental strength is vital for playing football professionally and doesn’t hide the realities of the game. His players are taught they have to work hard for any chance of big rewards.
Football, but also life lessons! It all forms part of the Globall Football Academy coaching philosophy, developed by Luis and implemented by himself and his staff.
Creating the Academy allows Luis to implement and develop his methodology and philosophy, borne out of his playing career and his now 20 years of coaching. Plus, his academic qualifications. Like with most things in life, Luis does everything wholeheartedly.
His passion now lies in creating players equipped as a minimum in the fundamentals needed for playing high-level football. Players who have a strong foundation in football technique, positioning, conditioning and game intelligence. Players developed to play the game beautifully, as individuals, and as part of a team.
Luis's coaching journey includes a spell at the West Ham United Academy and several of the region's top grassroots clubs. Many players across London's pro-academies still have coaching sessions with him. Every detail is game-related.
Globall offers an unique, fun and eye-opening experience, especially in grassroots youth football. All our players always participate in the variety of high level, pro-academy drills. Every detail is worked on, Luis cares passionately that every single one of his players is challenged appropriately and given a proper chance to develop fully.
He has coached and worked with a number of players playing professionally, at all levels of the game. The prestigious list includes footballers such as: Raheem Sterling, Yannick Bolassie, Colin Kazim-Richards and Emre Belozoglu. Renowned F2Freestyler, Jeremy Lynch, is another once coached by Luis.
Globall Football Academy, and ultimately, Luis Rodrigues, offers all players every chance to be the best they can be - on and off the pitch. The rest, in football as in life, is up to the individual.
Training under Luis at Globall is a wonderful opportunity for any budding player to learn football's fundementals in game-related drills. Don't miss out, get in touch for the chance to join us when training resumes.