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Youth Boys Apr 03, 2012

Ajax announce New York/NJ summer camp and coaching seminar

World renown soccer club, Ajax has teamed up with SPD (Saba Player Development) to bring an Ajax Academy soccer camp and Ajax Academy coaching seminar to the USA for the first time.  The Ajax Academy youth summer camp will be followed by a one-day coaching seminar for academy directors, coaches and managers.  The programs will help further the development of accomplished youth players and coaches alike.

Ajax’s youth academy is a world famous developer of youth soccer talent. The goal of Ajax is to form talented young players into top soccer players. Johan Cruijff, Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard, Wim Kieft, Wesley Sneijder, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Kluivert are but a few of the international stars that have successfully completed the training at the Ajax Youth Academy. Central within AJAX’s philosophy is the style of 4-3-3 play and training.  To facilitate player development, Ajax has developed the TIPS model, which stands for Technique, Insight, Personality and Speed with each area consisting of ten criteria to further this goal.

“Ajax is excited to have a presence in the United States and in continuing to influence players and trainer-coaches about our specific methodology.” said Eddie Van Schaick, Ajax Youth Consultant

“SPD is thrilled to welcome the worlds leading soccer academy to the United States for their only initiative of the year.  SPD was created to offer the talented youth of the region access to the most progressive training and developmental programs in the country and the Ajax Academy programs will further the technical, tactical and cognitive competencies of our regions youth and coaches“ said Jeffrey Saunders Co-Founder and Director of Player Development for SPD.

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