Belgian football trainer. Inspirer. Motivator.
Urbain Spaenhoven, advisor and consultant for trainers and clubs, shares 30 years of experience with you!
A post-football supplement with competitive match-oriented information!
‘Winners always have a plan, losers always have an excuse.’



Finished the football school but still need guidance? As a club in need of an external partner that breaks through tunnel vision?


The success coach of amateur football needs no introduction; Urbain Spaenhoven stands for a strong leader with loads of charisma who is guaranteed to produce results. Innovator that he is, he is now selling his extensive experience and you can hire him! Invest in yourself and achieve success as a coach and club!


Urban speaking:

Some time ago I was asked by a 1A club to give a tactical and technical explanation of game patterns coupled with training examples. Unfortunately it has stopped there, but that is where the idea emerged to do something with my rich experience. In the past I have frequently supervised trainers; both amateur and professional. When I looked for how I could support them, it turned out that this specific interpretation did not yet exist. It turns out that I am the first in Belgium to start this up as an independent entrepreneur. I have now been working as an independent consultant for about 9 months and I notice that there is a high demand for specific practical and competition-oriented exercises. I would like to respond to that question and now offer training packages in which all forms that modern football training must contain are elaborated. Each package contains warm-up, playmaking, competition form, finishing and fit and/or running form. No, I do not offer it in book form but in various packages of 5, 15 or 25 exercises. The packages are not à la carte, but they are all exercises that I have applied myself in my 30-year career.

Now that I'm back to work as a trainer of Lokeren-Temse, I notice that training on football principles from a vision means added value towards the results.


The lack of a diploma does not have to be my weakness; quite the contrary. I see it as an advantage to be able to provide personal advice and guidance as an independent coach. As a self-made man, I have built my career with my own hands and have climbed from provincial to professional football. In the meantime, I have started the EVC procedure and I am working hard to obtain my diploma through that route.

As a self-employed person I offer a 1 on 1 story and that has many advantages: coaches and clubs can contact me to ventilate and ask for advice on professional issues ranging from “How do I deal with which situation and what can I do about it? do?”, “I create few chances, what can I do?”, “Am I working with the right game principles?”, “The trainer is going through a difficult period; how do we handle this?” etc. and this for every level, every series and every department. I draw up exercises on simple request and offer support in the form of functional exercises around all points of interest in modern football. I will of course give the corresponding feedback afterwards.

In short; I act as a sounding board and offer a targeted solution.

It doesn't stop there; I can also be engaged for player scouting and/or profile scouting or to give presentation, demo or profile training. When a club organizes a club day, for example, I can provide specific training in my specialized 4-2-2-2 system with which I have achieved the most success over the years and which is now being implemented by some top clubs such as PSV, Leipzig,  Salzburg and Anderlecht in Belgium. But also clinics such as: “What does a professional working week look like?” “How is work done at the highest level?”, “What is leadership?” or “How do we train on match day?” The latter is something I introduced in Belgium by the way.

The range is wide, flexible, creative and focused on everyone's needs.”


For a no-obligation and free intake interview and/or more information about prices of subscriptions, packages and other options, please contact or by phone 0475 37 86 35.