Skill Academy Utah
Young players can take their game to the next level at the Skill Academy by Global Wide Soccer Promotion, a 4-day elite soccer camp based on the Dutch soccer methodology, one of the most decorated soccer cultures in Europe. With coaching from top-level Ajax and PSV Eindhoven soccer coaches. Campers will master individual techniques that will help them develop into a complete player.
Ajax Amsterdam and PSV Eindhoven have been well-known for development of the ‘total football’ methodology and have advanced the careers of many youth players into the professional level.
locations & sessions
Date: June 17-20, 2019
Location: Bluffdale City Park
Address: 2400 14400 S, Bluffdale, UT 84065
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: East High School Football Stadium
Address: 1427 E 800 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Time: 5:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Duration: 4 Days
Ratio: 1 coach/12-16 players
Ages: 8-18 - boys/girls
AM SESSION - Bluffdale City Park
PM Session - East High School
Goals & OBJECTIVES
Our tactical soccer training program aims to improve your team skills with games and challenges that are intended to provide you with a deeper understanding of each single role and position. Experienced soccer players will also practice advanced strategies with different game modules aiming towards their full potential.
Skill Academy Staff
Gerald Vanenburg (UEFA PRO coach) is a former technical skill coach for the Ajax Academy, the Royal Dutch Soccer Federation, and PSV Eindhoven. As a player, Gerald won the European Championships with the Netherlands in 1988. Gerald won the UEFA Cup with PSV Eindhoven in 1988 and won eight National Championships and six FA Cups of the Netherlands with Ajax and PSV Eindhoven. Gerald obtained 42 caps for the Dutch national soccer team. As a coach, Gerald worked for multiple clubs in the Netherlands and 1860 München in the German Bundesliga.
Eddie van Schaick’s 25 year career in soccer has taken him around the world – studying, coaching and directing youth clubs. Eddie joined Ajax in 2007, where he coached the U12 Academy team for two seasons and embedded himself in Ajax’s Academy life. After coaching, he has been tasked by Ajax to utilize his international relations in promoting the methods of the Ajax Academy abroad. Eddie has delivered presentations, courses, and youth camps, to national bodies and clubs in several countries since he took on this role.
Sonny Silooy (UEFA PRO Coach), a former Ajax player, is currently working for the Ajax Academy.
As a player, Sonny won the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, the European Super Cup, the UEFA Cup, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, multiple National Championships and FA Cups of the Netherlands. Sonny obtained 25 caps for the Dutch national soccer team. As a coach, Sonny worked for the Royal Dutch Soccer Federation, D.C. United (Academy Director), and the most succesfull club in Dubai, Al Shabab.
(Camp Director) Glenn van Straatum is currently leading the EBU Bay Oaks and was the head coach for the California Victory, a professional USL Division I franchise owned by Spanish La Liga club Deportivo Alaves. He also was on the coaching staff at the University of San Francisco in 2001. As a player, Glenn won two NCAA Division 1 Championships with the University of San Francisco (1978 & 1980) and left his best for his senior year in 1982 scoring 16 goals and 10 assists (42-points). Glenn was inducted into the USF Hall of Fame in 2015 and holds a USSF A license. projects.
BEST WEEK PLAYER BENEFITS
Best players (both skilled and values) of the week will be given a chance to train at the official training center of an European soccer club for a [week/5-day] program.
Learn and develop with the best coaching staff following the successful Dutch soccer methodology and sport values.
Global Wide Soccer Promotion will give the best players a chance to attend their soccer clinic in Europe.
Early Bird until March 1st – $299
Discounted fee until March 31st – $349
Regular fee from April 1st – $399
Team pricing (minimal 10 players) – $299
- Soccer uniform kit (jersey, shorts, and socks)
- Global Wide Soccer diploma upon completion of the program
- Iced cold water, sports drinks, and healthy snacks
- Four days of world-class soccer training