PAOK Academy at the Salt Mine Conference
PAOK Acedemy coach Andreas Balabanis, who heads up the coaching for the Under-12 team, had the honor of presenting the club’s training program for the age categories from Under-8 to Under-12 as a keynote speaker at the Salt Mine Conference.
In a unique place of natural and cultural heritage, in the salt mine of Vielitska, 135 meters below the earth’s surface, the Salt Mine Cup Conference 2022 took place on May 27, under the auspices of the Under-11 Salt Mine Cup tournament, which is held every year in Poland and in which PAOK’s Under-11 team has successfully participated in the past.
At the conference, Liverpool Under-12 coach Martin Diggle analyzed his academy’s training program, and Diogo Teixeira, the head of Sporting Lisbon’s academy, showed how the creativity of young footballers develops, and finally Dynamo Zagreb’s Andelko Ivanjko also spoke about the overall way of training young footballers.
- The Vielicka Salt Mine is located in the town of Vielicka in Poland, 15 km southeast of Krakow. It is a cultural monument and has been included in the list of World Heritage Sites since 1978.