The iProSkills team was honored to host internationally recognized Romanian soccer coach Mihai Cojocaru. Cojocaru worked closely for many years with Wiel Coerver, a famous Dutch player, manager, and developer of the Coerver Method, a soccer coaching technique now used all over the world.
Cojocaru is the Founder, Owner, and Director of Skill Factor Football Academy, a soccer institute in Belgium he has run for the past 22 years. He has also served as a coach at PSV Eindhoven, a sports club in the Netherlands that plays in the Eredivisie, the top tier in Dutch football. His many years of technical coaching experience also include Dutch professional club MVV Maastricht and Belgian professional club Sint-Truidense V.V. He has trained teams at academies all over the world, including Qatar, Norway, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, and others.
Coach Cojocaru spent two weeks with iProSkills in Chicago, sharing with our teams his deep knowledge of soccer and working with our players on technical skills and tactics. Members of the iProSkills U14 Team also traveled to Houston, Texas with iProSkills coaches to train with Cojocaru at youth soccer club FC Cyprus.
iProSkills has a longstanding friendship and partnership with Skill Factor Football Academy through which iProSkills founder and director Coach Costel Catalin Serban and Cojocaru collaborate weekly on best practices and jointly design coaching curricula for both organizations.