Sept 28 … an intensive week comes to an end …what a trip! (as one of our friends said)
We’re now looking forward to finalize the “F-MARC 11+ documentary”.
Today FLAMENGO plays against America G at Engenhao stadium. The attendance is less than 10000 people (FLA has no wins in the last 10, after having won the Campeonado Carioca in the spring). Before the match, our team can film all the locker roon activities, including the warm up, performed in aroom inside the stadium (a typical ritual in Brasil). Finally FLA wins 2:1, with our friend Thiago Neves (jersey nr 7) scoring the game winning goal.
In the afternoon the first team of FLAMENGO has a light training, because on the next day an official match of the brasilian championsship is scheduled. We can film players in the gym, in the medical room (with our friend Dr. José Runco), at the physio, on the pitch, and do interviews with star player Thiago Neves and renowned coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo. Ronaldinho shows up briefly and disappears in the massage room.
This morning we visit the FLAMENGO training center outside Rio. All youth teams have incorporated since months the 11+ program in their training sessions. We’ve the opportunity to film with the U-15 team, to interview few kids, the athletic trainers and our friend Dr. Marcio Tannure.
On Friday 13th May 2011 F-MARC and myself were invited by “Clube de Regatas do Flamengo”, better know as FLAMENGO, to held a workshop on the 11+ injury prevention programme for all physical trainers, coaches and physical therapist of all different teams of the FLAMENGO organization.
Dr. Runco and Dr. Tannure (medical doctors of the club and of the Brazilian National team) organized this unforgettable event with one of the most famous football club worldwide.