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.