According to Pre-Academy Director, Blake Decker, “We are extremely excited for what the coming nine days will bring. The opportunity to work with Feyenoord in setting up this trip has been fantastic and the itinerary created will be a once in a lifetime experience for these young men. They will be immersed in the Dutch soccer culture from the time they arrive, to the time we depart.”
Feyenoord has been recognized as the top youth academy in Holland for the past four years running; an award that is voted on by the coaches of the Dutch Federation each year.
According to SLSG Illinois Program Director, Dale Schilly “Feyenoord leads the way in youth player development, not only in Holland but in many ways, the world. The fact that SLSG Illinois players will be able to directly interact with their staff and compete against their sides over the course of a week is an opportunity few players will ever get and one that we know will be hugely beneficial for our players.
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