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SMFC Appoints Daniel Santomil as Technical Director of Junior & Youth Programs

SMFC Appoints Daniel Santomil as Technical Director of Junior & Youth Programs

Wednesday, 25 January 2012 5:56 PM


SMFC welcomes the appointment of Daniel Santomil as our club’s Technical Director effective 1st Feb 2012.

Daniel will be implementing an Advanced Training Curriculum at SMFC that will incorporate:

  • Coaching the Coaches,
  • A ‘Developmental’ Training curriculum for U7-U13s,
  • A ‘Specific’ Training curriculum for U14-U18s,

Daniel is a fully qualified Physical Education teacher who has majored in Coaching and sport Psychology. He has had over 12 years experience in teaching at Australian schools. Daniel initially received a Scholarship at the Buenos Aires Institute of Sport, where he lived and studied for 4 years. In Australia he has been a Level 3 Coach and State instructor with FFV until 2003.

Daniel is well known in the Victorian football community as a dedicated junior and youth coach who has helped and developed many players who have succeeded in playing overseas, NSL, A league, VPL and Australian representative sides at all levels. He brings strong linkages with “CA River Plate” Argentina, the largest club in South America and SMFC is looking forward to building upon this relationship further.

Daniel has had great success as the Head Coach of the South Eastern Piranhas FC and with the inclusion of his work with the River Plate Football Academy, he has managed to build a strong reputation for driving a disciplined, technical, program that marries our national curriculum with that of the flair, skillful and tenacious style of the South Americas.

More details of the SMFC Advanced Training Curriculum will be distributed to club members on the 30th of January.

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