Ajax Online Academy Partnership

Our official partnership with Ajax Online Academy provides our coaching staff with exclusive access to the training curriculum of the world famous AFC Ajax Youth Academy in Amsterdam, better known in Holland as De Toekomst, meaning ‘The Future’.

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The Ajax Online Academy curriculum consists of more than 700 age specific training exercises and small sided games, as well as technical videos and animations used by our academy players and coaches.

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TFA coaching staff use the Ajax Online Academy curriculum to plan coaching sessions for our academy and camps & clinics programmes. Primarily focused on developing ball mastery & coordination, 1v1 moves to beat an opponent, technical receiving & passing, ball possession and positional play, the Ajax Online Academy curriculum is step by step in format, leading to a progressive model of player development.

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The Ajax Online Academy system also enables coaches to provide homework for players, with each member of the academy accessing the technical videos via an online subscription. This is an excellent way of promoting extra contact time with the ball as players are encouraged to practice skills at home.

While the unique Ajax curriculum helps to develop the technical and tactical aspects of our players, TFA coaches also follow the Ajax TIPS model of player identification, emphasising the importance of technique, insight (game intelligence), personality and speed.

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As well as the Ajax training curriculum and Ajax TIPS model of player identification, TFA coaches also utilise the Ajax Online Academy player tracking system. Throughout the season our academy coaches observe and analyse the progress of each player by recording their technical, tactical and physical attributes online. This process helps to provide feedback to both players and parents twice annually.

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In 2014 Total Football Academy hosted two coach education clinics in Limerick and Galway which were attended by more than 100 coaches in total. Both of these clinics were presented by former AFC Ajax Youth Academy Technical Director Patrick Ladru and Sander de Goede of Ajax Online Academy.

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In 2015 Total Football Academy travelled to Amsterdam with a select group of U13 academy players from Limerick and Killarney to participate in Ajax Online Academy training sessions with Ajax coaches. Further trips of this kind are planned for the future as we enter our second year in partnership with Ajax Online Academy.

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