This year the annual Rush coaches education trip travelled to Holland and Germany. The trip started off on March 17th with the coaches spending their time with Ajax FC and the youth Academy with Eddie van Schaik and Wouter Griekspoor as our guides and leads for this club. The coaches spent time with Ajax FC, watching teams from U8 all the way up to the reserve team by watching training sessions and attending matches.
The coaches then went to Bayer Leverkusen for a day or two with Wouter as the guide. The coaches were able to watch the U10 and U15 boys train and play on both Friday and Saturday of the trip.
During the duration of the trip, the coaches were also able to see some first team games, including Ajax vs Dnipro (Europa League), Bayer Leverkusen vs Schalke (Bundesliga), and Ajax vs Den Haag (Eredivisie). This was a great opportunity for the coaches to see the culmination of the academy work from both clubs, as both Ajax and Bayer Leverkusen had representatives in the squads that came up through the respective academies at some point in time.