I am a 23-year-old Norwegian who is currently living in Oslo, where I am completing my bachelor degree in education during the spring of 2017 at the University of Oslo. Football has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. A bad heart condition forced me to retire from playing at an age of 16. Fortunately, I began to coach teams at an age of 13, which gave me the experience to begin coaching youth elite teams. Until now, I have coached and managed teams and players at both men’s’ and women’s football, at all ages, in England and Norway. I am also educating UEFA-C license coaches at two regions for the Norwegian FA, as well as developing goalkeepers. This summer I will hold a bachelor’s degree of education, 1-year studies of Coaching & Development studies, a UEFA-B coaching license and a UEFA-B Goalkeeper coaching license. My experiences for now have gained me the opportunity to progress my total understanding of team- and individual development, and football as a game for constructing strong cultures.
My ambitions for the future is to develop myself as a coach and pursue a career at the highest level I can reach. To reach my ambitions I would need to continue to obtain new experiences, knowledge and skills to be able to develop people at the highest level as possible. I am constantly curious and is always searching for new knowledge and ways to develop my coaching and leadership. I really hope I get a spot at this course, starting March 2017, which will bring even stronger experiences for me to develop my coaching further! I am planning a move to Portugal 3 years from now, to continue develop myself at football.
I believe the High Performance Football Coaching post-graduation course will bring me closer to an even broader pragmatic understanding of coaching and football. It requires a lot of knowledge and skills to be able to develop great teams and players, which I believe this course will bring me closer to obtain these knowledges and skills. I will use the opportunity to learn as much as possible from the professional coaches and the highly competent professors. I believe the environment at this course will gain me a strong experience, which will help me to continue obtaining my goals back in Norway.