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Masterclass with Eddie van Schaick

Volf Soccer Academy is proud to bring Eddie van Schaick, from the Netherlands, to offer local Vancouver coaches an unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of Dutch soccer methodology. As one of the most decorated football cultures in Europe, the Dutch and the Ajax club have always been well-known for development of the ‘total football’ methodology and have advanced the careers of many youth players in becoming professionals at some of the largest clubs in Europe.

Eddie Van Schaick has come to the USA the past 4 years to conduct coaching education sessions and share the soccer development methodologies used at top academies such as Ajax Amsterdam, and this our chance to welcome him to Vancouver, Canada. There is a reason why the Netherlands continues to develop top players with a small population and limited resources. Come find out the planning and execution of their training methods that will help enhance your own youth program.

This event will appeal to academy staff, directors of coaching, academy coaches, speed and agility trainers, and more.


LocationTrillium Park, Vancouver, BC

Day 1 – Saturday, June 22, 2019

17:00 – 17:30 Practical Warm Up Exercises (tag & running games)
17:30 – 18:00 Practical Technical Exercises (one/two players)
18:00 – 18:15 Q&A
18:15 – 18:45 Practical Technical Exercises (three/four players)
18:45 – 19:15 Practical Passing & Receiving / First-Touch
19:15 – 20:00. Presentation Modern European Academy’s Discussion Q&A

Day 2 – Sunday, June 23, 2019

09:00 – 09:30 Practical Passing & Receiving
09:30 – 10:00 Practical Positional Play
10:00 – 10:30 Practical 1v1
10:30 – 10:45 Q&A
10:45 – 11:15 Practical Heading
11:15 – 12:00 Conclusion, Evaluation Program + Certificate of Participation

Attendees are not permitted to split attendance for both days with another colleague without needing to purchase an extra ticket. Substitutions are not permitted. Documents that summarizes this event will be delivered to all participants electronically, directly following the event.

Eddie van Schaick, Consultant Ajax Youth Football Academy

Eddie’s 25 year career in football has taken him around the world – studying, coaching and directing youth clubs. Eddie understands the North American youth soccer system like no other, as he spent 4 years as the coaching director of the Richmond Kickers in the late 90’s. From 2004-2005, he established a Youth Football Development Program for the Qatar FA and Olympic committee. In 2006 he took directorship of Youth Programs and was U17 Coach at FK Almaty, in Kazakhstan (PL). 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. He has delivered presentations, courses, and youth camps, to national bodies and clubs in several countries since he took on this role.