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“On winter training, he took classes via Skype

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Yari Verschaeren (17) is balancing between professional football and school books

“On winter training, he took classes via Skype

Yari Verschaeren (17) was Sunday the hero of Anderlecht, but yesterday was the teenager again over his books, bent in the Saint-Niklaasinstuut. The professional football combine with its study is very tough.

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Sunday, he was still matchwinnaar, but yesterday was Yari Verschaeren again just on the desks. “We are going to all that coursework now, do not throw it away because Yari plots for his big breakthrough at the A-core. He will be graduating, ” says Jan Verlinden of the social cell of Anderlecht. Jimmy Bolcina/photo news

Yari Verschaeren (17) is balancing between professional football and school books

“On winter training, he took classes via Skype

Yari Verschaeren (17) was Sunday the hero of Anderlecht, but yesterday was the teenager again over his books, bent in the Saint-Niklaasinstuut. The professional football combine with its study is very tough.

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Jürgen Geril

BrusselYari Verschaeren was against Eupen the first goalscorer in the Jupiler Pro League, born into this century: on July 12, 2001. That makes him special, but it gives the Anderlecht-talent, no privileges. Yesterday morning was Verschaeren just turn on the school. “When Yari last year, in the fifth secondary school, A-certificate economics-mathematics earned, had he and his parents were almost tears in their eyes,” says Jan Verlinden of the social cell of Anderlecht. “He had so hard for, toiled, and if to his last year of high school. We have been going that coursework now, do not throw it away because Yari plots for his big breakthrough at the A-core. He should and will be graduating.’

Continuous training

The Saint-Niklaasinstituut in Anderlecht is quite proud of his pupil – was cheered at his goal, but Verschaeren is not treated differently than the other students. The football player follows an ASO-discipline with six hours of mathematics per week and only if he meets all learning objectives are met, may Yari in June graduation.

“We discuss constantly with the school to create a program to work with, and Yari, as much as possible to train and as little as possible lessons are missing. Every hour that he is not in the classroom, he is effectively overtaking: there is a different school. Rightly so, but it is anything but simple. So it was Verschaeren recently with the A-core for a week on winter training in Spain. Well, to use as little as possible, they have fallen behind to walk, he followed in the spelershotel lessons via Skype. In a subject like mathematics then you can’t afford to have a piece to miss, because one lesson builds on the other. Fortunately, we work with flexible teachers, both of the school and of the club, who do their best to Yari constant to schools. That is also needed.’

“Every hour that he is not in the classroom, he is effectively overtaking: there is a different school. Rightly so, but it is anything but simple’
Jan VerlindenSociale cell Anderlecht

Jan Verlinden

Social cell Anderlecht

While in the dressing room between Obradovic, Santini and co. often about handsome women, and glitzy cars, Yari Verschaeren in his head so often busy with mathematical formulas. He lives not in a total other world than his teammates? “Oh, that is best. Guests as Bornauw and Sieben Dewaele were also in the Saint-Niklaasinstituut and are also graduated. They are a great support system and know which route Yari now goes through. If he’s feeling down, dragging him through it.’

But lessons spread over a longer period is therefore not an option, luckily the with the exams. While his classmates all the tests for Christmas!, if Verschaeren there are two delay until after the new year. There was chosen for the majors, because then he could during the winter break still blocks. ‘Points for the majors are good, ” supervisor Jan Verlinden. “But for the smaller boxes, he has a few deficits. That should yet be eliminated, because, say, geography is also important for your degree. We are planing that.’

At boarding school

For a long time lived Verschaeren also still with his parents in Kruibeke, but long rides were not more to do. He now sits on the campus of the school. “The driver of Anderlecht reed more often around with Verschaeren than with his wife. Traffic, traffic… That was inhumane. So convinced, we Yari last year to be at boarding school. That began with a half weeks, but now he is so at ease that he was there the whole week. He has breakfast there at 7: 30 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday he goes all day to school at night to train with the U21. The rest of the week he sits in the A-core, but on Thursday that is free and so is a full day of school. On Wednesday and Friday he goes to the first lesson, then, is training with the A-core and then he returns for the fifth lesson. That is pretty hectic, yes.’

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Mom and dad Verschaeren were sometimes afraid that their son, by the professional football would drop out at school, but Anderlecht took it well. “Our Purple Talents project with intensive supervision works well when the schools are flexible enough preparation’, concludes Jan Verlinden. ‘Professional footballers with a diploma are often mentally very strong. At Yari, everyone will be relieved when he has his diploma effectively in his hands. Higher studies will not yet for next year. He will be on a pro career, but he has already a broad basis.’

Anderlecht is working entirely on a new contract for their ket.

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