SB Football with Arunava # 9 - A conversation with Horst Wein

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 22:20 Written by 


Horst Wein is a renowned name in field hockey as well as football across continents. Horst was engulfed in hockey through the 70’s, till mid-80’s, coaching national teams to important events like the Olympics. A chance meeting with football officials in Barcelona resulted in Horst turning his attention to football. Since then, Horst has authored several books and released DVDs on the topic of developing youth into quality players aimed at the trainers/coaches of young teens.

What started with coaching the coaches at FC Barcelona soon expanded to some other important clubs in Europe. Horst now distributes his method & knowledge to coaches of youngsters from Guatemala to Finland & everywhere in between & on the sides.

We had the good fortune of not just chatting with Horst Wein but also watching his famed training sessions with young teens on his recent trip to Mumbai. What brought him to Mumbai was the association with Kenkre Football Academy with the help of Arunava Chaudhuri.

It is difficult to finish listening to someone who has experience spread over several decades and geography. And, what’s more, we found Horst Wein to be an absolutely charming man, full of energy and lots of stories. We have tried to capture the essence of Horst’s training methods in this podcast. We inquire whether or how his methods are relevant in the Indian scenario & his opinion on the appropriate coach for the Indian national football team. It is a must listen for any student of football.

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