Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Matthew Olson’s visit to the storied training grounds of Ajax and KNVB

(May 8, 2012) In early March, I had the exciting opportunity with a coaching tour group to spend a week observing soccer trainings and lectures from some of the most esteemed soccer clubs in Holland and Belgium: AJAX Amsterdam, the KNVB (Dutch Football Association), FC Brussels and FC Anderlecht. It was a great experience for the American coaching contingent to observe the renowned youth team trainings at AJAX.

Their training facilities were a myriad of activity as we observed teams from U10 to U19. It was clear why, for being a smaller club (compared to Barcelona and Manchester United) they have been able to produce such dynamic and wonderful players (the list is long) who have played major roles for AJAX and then with several clubs worldwide not to mention the Dutch national teams ….

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