Toronto Skillz Ajax Camp

AFC Ajax Camp Information:

Toronto Skillz F.C is proud to host four (4) Academy coaches of the renowned and prestigious AFC Ajax soccer club for the inaugural AFC Ajax/Toronto Skillz FC International Summer Soccer Camp. The camp comes on the heels of our Academy’s visit to the hallowed grounds of “Sportpark De Toekomst” and the Ajax Arena for a week of training and games at the facility of one of the preeminent developmental academies globally. Staffs of both organizations were very happy with all aspects of TSFC’s visit to Amsterdam and embarked on talks to expand the collaboration to partner on camps in Toronto that would be beneficial to the long term development of Canadian soccer players who were not able to make the trip to Europe.

AFC Ajax has a storied history that includes developing the philosophy of “Total Football” that has been adopted by many of the top footballing countries and clubs worldwide. The concept of “Total Football” has shaped many of the best soccer playing teams and players for many generations and is the philosophy that Toronto Skillz FC has embraced in its Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model.

The alumni of the AFC Ajax Youth Academy reads like a who’s who of some of the most elite talent to ever set foot on soccer fields globally. They include Dutch International players Johan Cruyff, Edwin Van Der Saar, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Kluivert, Marco Van Basten, Rafael Van der Vaart, Wesley Sneijder, and Nigel De Jong.

Notable alums of their first team include Frank Rijkaard, Clarence Seedorf, Edgar Davids, Jari Litmanen, Jaap Stam, Luis Suarez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Thomas Vermaelen, and Jan Vertonghen among others.

We are delighted that AFC Ajax has agreed to work with us and look forward to a long fruitful relationship that will further propel Toronto Skillz FC towards its goal of being the premier developmental academy in the country.

Ajax Coaches in attendance will be: Renaldo Landburg, Rik Verhage, Mark Van Lith and Dennis Reus

Ajax Camp Details:

  • July 25th – July 28th
  • 9am – 3pm
  • L’Amoreaux Sports Complex
  • Academy Player Costing: $475 per player
  • Camp is open to boys and girls  U8 – U17

Link to Register:

https://skillzsoccer.powerupsports.com/registration/Default.asp?page=LOGIN

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Toronto Skillz continues coaching development

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Toronto Skillz Academy would like to congratulate five of our Coaches on achieving USSF National Youth License.  Coaching Education and development is a very important part of our program as we apply the latest discoveries in youth soccer development in our programs. The USSF National Youth License focuses upon the nature of children and the adjustments adults must make to coach them. We would like to congratulate Coaches

Derrel Simon

Luigi Colangelo

Dave Branthwaite

Galvin Binda

Jake Doodnath

In addition we would like to congratulate Coach Guillermo “Memo” Prieto on achieving his Ontario Provincial B license and wish him continuing success as he prepares for his Canadian National B license in the New Year.

Toronto Skillz Academy is a Academy Class Member of SAAC and a OSA Recognized Academy (ORNCA) based in the east end of Toronto, formally the City of Scarborough. For additional information visit our website at www.torontoskillz.com

 

Toronto Skillz Player Impresses in Germany

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The Toronto Skillz Soccer Academy has recently continued their ongoing initiative to showcase and expose their Elite Level Academy Players to Global Opportunities through the game of soccer. The partnership between TS3 Academy and two of their German affiliates resulted in a three week training stint for their 1997 born U21 and U16 player Sameer Fathazada at Bundesliga-Academy teams: FC Nuremberg (FCN) and FSV Frankfurt (FSV).

Sameer spent the first two weeks at FSV Frankfurt impressing their coaching staff tremendously with his technical ability and was invited to participate in one of their preparatory games for their Bundesliga league game on the weekend. FSV played the U19 team of SV Erlenbach, which competes in the 2nd Bundesliga Youth Division, and he excelled in his 45 minutes of play. He scored two goals and was fouled for a penalty kick and a free kick, both of which resulted in goals for Frankfurt and they won the encounter 5-2. Overall the staff was very impressed with Sameer’s technical ability, work ethic, and professional demeanor and after his final practice with them, discussed exploring the process of having Sameer come to Germany to be a part of their Academy system.

At the conclusion of his time in Frankfurt, Sameer then moved to FC Nuremburg for a few days, where he was given an opportunity to train and be a part of an Academy of the storied Bundesliga team. Sameer again performed well, impressing the staff at FCN with his technical ability and they also expressed an interest in having him come to Germany to join their Academy in the future. They outlined areas of work that they believe he needs to improve upon to transition to the European game and TS3 and FCN have been working on a training program on and off the field to enable Sameer to take the next step in his pursuit of eventually becoming a professional player in Europe. Sameer has been part of the SAAC program for over 4 years. He is extremely excited about working towards returning to Germany next year to continue his development with Frankfurt.