CRSA Coaches Visit the Famous Ajax Amsterdam Youth Academy
March 25, 2015
CRSA Director of Coaching Alen Kudumovic and staff coach Drago Ceranic had the opportunity to visit the famous Ajax Amsterdam youth academy. The five-day trip included insights on curriculum, player development, philosophy as well as field sessions and games in the world-class facility nearby Amsterdam ArenA.
Our coaches have had a chance to see players ages U8-U23 as well as Ajax's women's team train. Their visit included youth matches against PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord Rotterdam and the U8-U10 games against a local team. After visiting CRSA last August, Eddie Van Schaick, Ajax Youth Academy Consultant, was a great host to Alen and Drago in Amsterdam.
Their visit was topped off with two first team games. First match, on Thursday, March 19th Ajax took on Ukrainian side Dnipro in Europa League and on Sunday, March 22nd they faced off ADO Den Haag in Eredivisie. Ajax won both matches, 2-1 and 1-0.
This was a great opportunity for CRSA staff to observe and expand their knowledge working alongside the best youth academy in the world. The methods and techniques that are used by Ajax will be utilized to benefit further development of our players. Building a lasting relationship with Ajax will be a great resource for the club's future.
And, who knows, maybe, one day soon we'll have one of our own run out of the Amsterdam ArenA tunnel…