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About us

All CogiTraining’s trainers have the following titles and qualifications:

  • A teaching diploma;
  • UEFA Youth Elite licence and UEFA A licence;
  • Experience as teachers in UEFA Youth Elite and UEFA A licence courses or experience as professional football players in Belgian First Division (Belgian Pro League);
  • A Master in physiotherapy with specialisation in biometry and anthropometry for elite athletes.
Michel Bruyninckx Chris Bruyninckx
Michel Bruyninckx Pascal Roosen Chris Bruyninckx Brecht Bruyninckx

Most of my life I have been working in an educational and a top-class football environment. I have trained and coached many young players to become professional players…

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Pascal Roosen is one of the most talented youth coaches in Belgium. Through his daily experience working with socially and physically disabled people in the Center of Blankendale, he developed an exceptional empathy for people.

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At the age of 6 I already started to play soccer. From the first moment on the passion for the game was present and my interest for sports science was also launched…

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Brecht Bruyninckx has been educated with the brain centred training principles.From a very young age he has trained many hours with SenseBall and in that way he became the most skilled SenseBall demonstrator.

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Michel Bruyninckx

Michel Bruyninckx

About:

Most of my life I have been working in an educational and a top-class football environment. I have trained and coached many young players to become professional players and delivered many courses for the Belgian Football Federation Trainers' school and the Flemish Trainer's School.

I was also involved in research on motor functioning and sports psychology at the University of Leuven. As a specialist in coordination and running skills I was invited by UEFA to train the European Elite Referees.

As lecturer and author regarding rhythmic cueing and brain centred training I have also offered many courses to physiotherapists, teachers in schools for children with learning problems, teachers PE in Mental Institutes and Geriatrics and trainer/coaches Special Olympics.

Both this versatility and specialization of work made it possible to design the CogiTraining Method and SenseBall Practice.

Education/Accreditations:

  • Teacher Dutch, English, Economics, Computer sciences
  • Belgian F.A. Certificate youth trainer, assistant-trainer, trainer-coach
  • Certificate UEFA-A licence, Belgian F.A.
  • Certificate UEFA Youth Elite licence

Coaching Experience and Technical direction:

  • Trainer/coach youth STVV Sint-Truidense, Belgian D1
  • Coordinator youth STVV Sint-Truidense, Belgian D1
  • Director Flemish youth training and recruitment centre Standard de Liège, Belgian D1
  • Scout, youth trainer RSC Anderlecht, Belgian D1
  • Director KV Mechelen Youth Academy, Belgian D1
  • Trainer/coach Top-class Football Academy, Belgian Football Federation
  • Assistant trainer/coach MVV Maasstricht, D2, Holland
  • Director of the R-L Dreyfuss Academy Standard de Liege, Belgian D1
  • From June 2012 Member of the football board of Aspire Academy, Qatar


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Pascal Roosen

About:

Pascal Roosen is one of the most talented youth coaches in Belgium. Through his daily experience working with socially and physically disabled people in the Center of Blankendale, he developed an exceptional empathy for people. He is responsible for the coaching and selection of people wanting to work in the Center.

He has been using CogiTraining and SenseBall for many years to make sure his training strategies are matching with brain functioning. The results of this approach are tremendous and wherever he participates in tournaments with his KRC Genk U11 team, other European top teams are impressed by his work. That's the reason why so many clubs from other countries and continents come to Belgium to assist his training sessions.

Pascal is one of our most experienced and permanent coaches.

Education/Accreditations:

  • Higher Secondary School followed by courses and specific training in Blankendale Center
  • B-license
  • License CogiTraining-SenseBall

Coaching Experience:

  • 6 years KVK Tienen (2nd and 3rd division) U11 - U12 - U13
  • 6 years KRC Genk Belgium Top Pro Club U10 - U11
  • Training camps: Belgium, Holland, USA

Chris Bruyninckx

Chris Bruyninckx

About:

At the age of 6 I already started to play soccer. From the first moment on the passion for the game was present and my interest for sports science was also launched. I have been very lucky to play for many years at the highest level in youth competition and could experience winning the Belgian U17 championship with Standard de Liège. Being surrounded by many skilled players as Jean-François Gillet (today still a goalkeeper in the Italian Serie A), Bernd Thijs (Standard de Liège, Bourussia Mönchen Gladbach, KRC Genk, AA Gent) and others was a tremendous experience and told me a lot about the most popular game in our world.

At the age of 17 I made my début in 2nd division playing for KFC Diest. Here I could play with Timmy Simons, for years the captain of the Belgian national squad. Also my too short period -due to a heavy injury- as a pro player in KV Mechelen, the former European Cup Winner, will always stay in my mind. Whole of my career I played in Belgian national divisions and several times I was the top scorer of my team.

Already during my player's period in 3rd and 4th division I started to work as a master physiotherapy at the University Hospital Leuven. Again I made acquaintance with many very talented athletes and I could treat elite referees, players of the national Belgian youth teams and many famous pro players.

Today I am already qualified as a youth trainer and I am an instructor "Prevention in sports injury and health education" for the Belgian Football Federation. Together with my father, Michel Bruyninckx, I want to promote and distribute the CogiTraining Method, because I fully believe in the importance of brain centred learning strategies.


> Complete BIO in PDF

Brecht Bruyninckx

About:

Brecht Bruyninckx has been educated with the brain centred training principles. From a very young age he has trained many hours with SenseBall and in that way he became the most skilled SenseBall demonstrator. His body and ball mastery is high level. He was already invited all over the world to show how SenseBall as a brain timing resource, improves a player's technical skills and makes it possible to enhance his or her concentration and performance speed.

Together with his education as a school teacher he started at a very young age to train young kids. From the beginning everybody could see he has got the natural skills to work with children and all over the world where he is working with the CogiTraining-SenseBall team he is praised for his competencies.

Due to his passion for children and his commitment as a young coach, KRC Genk offered him a contract to start working in one of the best professional soccer clubs in Belgium regarding youth development.

Education/Accreditations:

  • Teacher primary school
  • Additional year Special Needs Education (children with learning problems and socially disadvantaged children)
  • CogiTraining-SenseBall license
  • Going to enrol for courses soccer training Belgian Federation

Coaching Experience:

  • Training camps in the USA, Greece, Belgium, Holland
  • Coach U11 Crossing Vissenaken