Professional football club AZ from Alkmaar wants to strengthen the ties with football clubs in its region. AZ does this in particular by sharing its knowledge and experience with clubs that want to professionalize. Professionalizing may refer to board policy but also to the knowledge and experience of coaches and players
Because of this Talents program a need for what was soon to be known as the AZ Online Football School arose. This is an online platform for sharing knowledge on everything that has to do with running a professional football club. This platform is realized by Incentro in Drupal’s Open Source CMS.
The website can be found on http://www.azonlinevoetbalschool.nl/. Access to certain parts is protected; there are agreements between AZ and the football clubs on the conditions at which the protected areas are opened. Especially the online videos containing explanations and examples of exercises are very popular.
"We experienced a warm and good cooperation with Incentro. Incentro provided us with the opportunity to translate our ideas into a digital reality, which turned the AZ Online Football School into a customized project. While working together it soon became clear that Incentro and AZ match well. Contact was professional, but in a warm and familiar way. In the future, when we are taking the next step in developing the AZ Online Football School, we will definitely make use of Incentro's expertise again." – Aloys Wijnker, Head Youth Development AZ Alkmaar