Global coaching a hit in Dallas
Following our successful partnership launch with Andromeda FC in 2012, Tottenham Hotspur's Global Coaching team began 2013 with a trip to Dallas to deliver the next stage in our on-going International Player Development Programme.
The coaches ran a four-day camp between 2-5 January, reaching over 200 players of mixed gender aged between 8-18 years. In addition we also incorporated a Coach Education clinic to all Andromeda staff.
John Watters, Chairman, Andromeda FC, said: "The camp demonstrated that Tottenham Hotspur and Andromeda FC are redefining what an international development partnership should look like.
"The interaction of the Tottenham coaches with our coaches, players and management is enabling us to build a highly integrated and unified player development system that will set Andromeda apart from other Clubs that are simply focused on branding and near term success."
Aaron Jacob, DOC Development Academy, Andromeda FC, added: "The coaches delivered all the sessions in a very professional, yet relaxed manner. All the players, from the youngest children to the senior academy had a wonderful week of learning, fun, and enjoyment.
"From the AFC coaches and club perspective, the camp was a huge success, and the value of the relationship seems to be even more evident this second time around."
Andromeda FC player Ryan, 15, said: "The coaches brought with them experience, energy and a distinct passion for the game. They introduced new and challenging drills for us which were integrated into our sessions. Their passion for the game and focus on development is evident in their coaching styles and interaction with all our players. We enjoyed their personalities, had fun and left with an even better appreciation for the game."
Meaghan, aged 14, added: "The coaches made the experience really fun, as well as teaching me a ton! I hope to continue to use those skills and get better as a soccer player. I really appreciate all of them coming to Texas to teach us more about the game. It was amazing!"
Andy Rogers, our International Coaching Programmes Manager, said: "It was another hugely successful trip and we look forward to growing our partnership with Andromeda through 2013 and beyond."