a.f.c. ajax and borussia dortmund training program

experience the youth development approach of one of the best youth academies in Germany

generation  adidas  international offers young  players  of  all  ages  and  abilities the opportunity to experience the youth development approach of one of the most famous soccer clubs in the world – A.F.C. Ajax. The Ajax Academy facility is named ‘De Toekomst’, which means ‘future’ – a fitting name given Ajax’s reputation for developing top Dutch talent from a young age. In  fact,  most  of  the current  Ajax  starters  have  developed  their skills in this Academy. It  is  considered  by  many  to  be  the  best Academy  in  the  world. Come experience Ajax’s youth development philosophy firsthand while visiting the beautiful city of Amsterdam and staying at the Papendal, the Dutch Olympic Sports Complex.

Ajax is the most successful club in the Netherlands and has always played in the highest league, the Eredivisie, since its foundation in 1956. They have won 33 Eredivisie League titles, 18 Dutch Cups, and 8 Dutch Super Cups, as well as 4 UEFA Champions League titles, 1 UEFA  Cup, 3  European  Super  Cups and 1  European   Winnersʼ Cup.

You will also experience the youth development approach of one of the best youth academies in Germany, Borussia Dortmund. The club believes that having a strong youth academy is the key to success at the senior level and focuses on fostering the growth of their young talent. The club has notably produced World Cup champions in Mario Gotze and Marco Reus, while also graduating many first team players like Christian Pulisic, Nuri Sahin, and Marcel Schmelzer. Come experience first hand the training and philosophy that makes their flagship Under-17 and Under-19 teams so successful in Germany.

Borussia Dortmund is the second largest soccer club in Germany and one of the most successful in German soccer history. BVB or Dortmund, as the club is referred to for short have won eight German championships, four DFB-Pokals, five DFL Super Cups, one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, and one Intercontinental Cup. Some very notable players to come through the ranks of the club are US Men’s National Team player, Christian Pulisic and German phenom, Mario Gotze.



Day 1:

  • Depart for Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Day 2:

  • Arrive in Amsterdam.
  • Check into hotel to rest and relax.
  • Light training session with your own coaches.
  • Attend Eredivisie match (optional and additional cost).

Day 3:

  • Training session #1 with A.F.C. Ajax certified coach.
  • Tour of world famous A.F.C. Ajax “DeToekomst” training complex.
  • Training session #2 with A.F.C. Ajax certified coach.

Day 4:

  • Sightseeing in Amsterdam: Rembrandt Square, Dam Square, Anne Frank House (optional and additional ticket cost).
  • Competitive friendly game #1 vs. top level Dutch youth team.

Day 5:

  • Sightseeing in Amsterdam: Canal boat ride.
  • Competitive friendly game #2 vs. top level Dutch youth team.
Day 6:

  • Tour A.F.C. Ajax’s “Amsterdam Arena”.
  • Transfer to Brussels.
  • Check into hotel to rest and relax.
  • Training session with your own coaches.

Day 7:

  • Training session #1 with Borussia Dortmund certified coaches.
  • Tour of BVB Training Center.

Day 8:

  • Competitive friendly game #3 vs. top level German youth team.
  • Visit to the German Football Museum and sightseeing in downtown Dortmund.

Day 9:

  • Training session #2 with Borussia Dortmund certified coaches.
  • Tour of Borussia Dortmund’s first team stadium, Westfalenstadion.

Day 10:

  • Depart from Dortmund, Germany.
Your Experience Includes:

  • 8 nights accommodation in a 3* or 4* hotel
  • Meal Plan: 2 meals per day. Breakfast each day, and lunch or dinner
  • All required ground transportation throughout the program*
  • Team Coordinator to be with team at all times, 24/7
  • Medical and cancellation insurance
  • Laundry for Players (Uniforms, 3 loads)
  • All training session fields and equipment
  • 3 pre-arranged competitive friendly games against Dutch and German opponents
  • generation adidas international promo product
  • Social media coverage during your training program
  • Sightseeing in Amsterdam and Dortmund
  • 2 training sessions with A.F.C. Ajax certified coaches
  • S t a d i u m a n d facilities tours
  • 2 training sessions with Borussia Dortmund certified coaches

* Roundtrip airfare is not included, but will be sourced for the group.

Optional items:

  • Match tickets to professional games (subject to availability)
  • Additional items such as phone calls, beverages, and snacks
  •  Admission fees to any cultural or leisure activities not listed in itinerary
  • Any other items not specified under the “Program Includes” section

Having the girls meeting the Real Madrid players was an unforgettable experience for them. Also training and staying at the top class facilities of the City of Futbol gave us the opportunity to really prepare for the season

Matt Yelton Head Coach -Lee University Women

On behalf of our son Hernan (Nanu) we would like to express our gratitude to you, because you went above and beyond when hurricane Irene caused the cancelation of the flights, keeping our kids from coming back home on time.

Laura Romer and Pablo Gelaf Parents