double pass

Prof. dr. Jo Van Hoecke

 started in 2004


What is double pass?

double pass was founded in 2004 as a spin-off company of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). They quickly became the international reference for talent development in sports and football in particular. Today they are around 60 people, active all over the world.

double pass is specialised in the management of quality and performance in sports. Special attention is given to clubs, federations and leagues on optimising their youth academies and ultimately their player potential. Their approach is based on a fully integrated and only to sports dedicated quality check system, aimed at improving each sports organization structurally and durably.

What does double pass offer?

1. Assessment

double pass assesses talent development systems of clubs. They also evaluate federations on their overall talent development set-up and their youth national teams. Their assessment is the basis for support and a certification which guarantees the quality of the talent development work. They use their own developed scientific methodology which has further evolved through 15 years of practical experience.

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2. Consulting

double pass advises youth academies of clubs, and also federations and leagues themselves on how to maximise their youth potential. Starting with an in-depth analysis of the “as is” situation, the implementation of the advice is guided by experienced football professionals who know how football and talent development works.

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3. Education

double pass organises education programs both collectively for all clubs of a certain federation or league, as well as in open enrolment for ambitious individuals active in talent development. Regularly they organise open conferences on specific topics.

One of the education programs is the International Master Class Academy Management in which they strive to:

  • provide insights into the theoretical background of how to run an academy;
  • inspire through international “best practice” cases;
  • exchange views and experiences;
  • set individual goals for your club.

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