What: An exclusive opportunity to further your coaching education by attending a two-day coaching seminar, led by Eddie Van Schaick, Ajax Youth Academy Consultant. Open to coaches of all ages and skill levels from recreational to elite.
When: December 8-9, 2012 at Ukrop Park
Schedule: The two-day seminar will consist of lectures on the Ajax Academy structure, curriculum and player development philosophy as well as technical field sessions at the state-of-the-art home of the Richmond Kickers, Ukrop Park in Richmond, VA. See tentative schedule.
Learn More: The goal of the world famous Ajax youth academy, named De Toekomst, which literally translates as The Future, is to transform talented young players into top soccer players. Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard, Wim Kieft, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Kluivert are but a few of the international stars that have successfully completed the training at the youth academy.
Central within the club is the style of play (4-3-3), training, behavior, and house rules. Ajax strives to keep the way of playing soccer recognizable, attractive, offensive-minded, creative, fast and fair through the development of the 40-criteria TIPS model, which stands for Technique, Insight, Personality and Speed.
Meet Van Schaick: Eddie’s 25 year career has spanned the globe - studying, coaching and directing youth clubs. In 2007, he joined Ajax and coached the U12 Academy Team embedding himself in the Ajax way of life. Eddie has now been charged by the Ajax Academy to utilize his international relations and experiences to promote the methods of the world renowned De Toekmost Academy to future generations.
REGISTER NOW! Registration is limited to the first 100 coaches.