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Inverness Caledonian Thistle Community Trust are delighted to announce an exciting partnership Involving one of the worldโ€™s top coaching academies.

The Trust, which links Inverness Caledonian Thistle and the community, has formed a collaboration with Leisure Force Education that will unite ICT with AFC AJAX of Amsterdam, Holland.

Over a four-day camp this summer, local talented players and coaches will benefit from the opportunity to learn from AJAXโ€™s Academy.

Craig Masterton, ICT Trust Community Development Manager, said: โ€œThis is a project we have been working to deliver over the past two years, and it is really exciting that we can announce it is going ahead this summer. It is a major coup to bring the top academy football coaches in the world to Inverness to coach both our most talented young players and our coaches.

โ€œDue to Covid-19 restrictions, youth academies and parents are facing tough financial pressures to travel abroad and merge with professional clubs and compete in tournaments. With the support of Leisure Force Education, the Trust can bring to the UK the first international AJAX Camp and Coaching Clinics to support player and coach education development.โ€

The programme will be directed and led by Senior Full-Time Coaches from the Ajax Youth Academy, Amsterdam. They are specialised in working with young academy players. They will be working with players aged 8 - 17, and the content of this 4-day camp will be based on the clubโ€™s philosophy, which goes hand in hand with the unique training method of the Ajax Youth Academy.

Discounts are available for groups of coaches, clubs and local coaches who live in the Highlands. Coaches are encouraged to attend the camp during the morning or afternoon and take notes.

In the evening, the Senior Academy Coach will lead seminars.

Coach education workshops detail different aspects of the Ajax Academy philosophy delivered by a full-time Senior Academy Coach.

Subjects such as core values, scouting, coaching practice, youth and professional development will be covered.

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The evening sessions will be held at Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC Hospitality Suite.

Johan Cruyff

โ€œWe believe that the youth academy should be the cornerstone of each club. Therefore, we share the Ajax Philosophy with clubs, coaches, and players to select and develop talents.

Together we work on talent with standard and customised programs and support clubs to develop their youth academy. We want to teach clubs, coaches, and players about the Ajax Methodโ€.