EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE, AFC AJAX IS ON THEIR WAY BACK.  

Toronto Skillz F.C. is proud to host  Academy coaches of the renowned and prestigious AFC Ajax soccer club during our 2nd  joint International Summer Soccer Camp. The camp comes on the heels of our Academy’s visit to the hallowed grounds of “Sportpark De Toekomst” and the Ajax Arena for a week of training and games at the facility of one of the preeminent developmental academies globally. Staff of both organizations were very happy with all aspects of TSFC’s visit to Amsterdam and embarked on talks to expand the collaboration to partner on camps in Toronto that would be beneficial to the long term development of Canadian soccer players who were not able to make the trip to Europe.

AFC Ajax has a storied history that includes developing the philosophy of “Total Football” that has been adopted by many of the top footballing countries and clubs worldwide. The concept of “Total Football” has shaped many of the best soccer playing teams and players for many generations and is the philosophy that Toronto Skillz FC has embraced in its Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model.

The Ajax system has produced many players who play in the top clubs and leagues in the world such as Luis Suarez ( FC Barcelona), Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Daley Blind (Manchester United). Past great players include Johan Cruyff, Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert.

We are delighted that AFC Ajax has agreed to work with us and look forward to a long fruitful relationship that will further propel Toronto Skillz FC towards its goal of being the premier developmental academy in the country.

Introducing our AFC Ajax Coaches

Erik Heijblok

Erik Heijblok

ERIK HEIJBLOK

2002-2006 Goalkeeper HFC Haarlem dutch first league

2006-2007 Goalkeeper AFC Ajax dutch eredivisie

2007-2008 Goalkeeper FC De Graafschap dutch eredivisie

2008-2013 Goalkeeper AZ Alkmaar dutch eredivisie

2013- 2014 Goalkeeper FC Volendam dutch first league

Total Games played 161 as a professional soccer player

Career as a coach

2015- present Goalkeeper coach U13-U16

Assistant coach to U13-U16


Marco van Galen with youths in training

Marco van Galen

COACH MARCO VAN GALEN

Adult player

1996-1997  AFC Ajax Amateurs (league: Highest division amateurs, country wide, KNVB, Saturday)

1997-1998  DWV (league: Highest division KNVB, Sunday): Player of the year

1998-2000  SV Marken (Highest division KNVB, Saturday)

2000-2003  AFC (Highest division KNVB, Sunday)  Championship

2003-2005   Beursbengels (1e division KNVB Saturday)  2e Period

2005-2007   Zuidvogels (1e divsion KNVB Saturday) Play-offs

2007-2008   Young Boys (1e division KNVB Saturday) championship

2009-2010    ASV de Dijk (2e division / 1e division KNVB Sunday) 2x championship Trainer-Coach

2000-2001   Trainer-Coach AFC Amsterdam U11 champions

2001-2002   Trainer-Coach AFC Amsterdam U11

2002-2003   Trainer-Coach AFC Amsterdam U12 champions

2003-2004   Trainer-Coach AFC Amsterdam U12

2004-2007   Youth coordinator ASV de Dijk

2008-2010   Intern with various teams AFC Ajax U10 t/m U15

2010-2011   Assistant Coach -Coach AFC Ajax U12

Head coach Casimir Westerveld

Assistant Coach ASV de Dijk

2011-2012  Assistant Trainer-Coach AFC Ajax U15 (Head coach Michel Kreek)

Head youth training center Jan Olde Riekerink

Assistant Trainer-Coach ASV de Dijk

2012-2013 Trainer-Coach Almere City U14 (1e division)

Assistant Trainer-Coach ASV de Dijk

2013-2014 Trainer-Coach AFC Ajax U8/9/10 Champions

Head youth AFC Ajax  Wim Jonk

Assistant Trainer-Coach ASV de Dijk

2014-2015 Trainer-Coach AFC Ajax U11 Champions

Assistant Trainer-Coach ASV de Dijk

Head coach ASV de Dijk  (highest division amateurs, KNVB Sunday) 2e plek/ periodekampioen

2016-present  Trainer- Coach AFC Ajax U12 Champions

Head coach ASV de Dijk (highest division KNVB Sunday) promotion to 3e division.


Camp Information

The AFC Ajax/Toronto Skillz FC International Summer Soccer Camp will be open to players aged 7-17 

Players will be divided into groups U8-U10, U11-U12, U13-U14, U15-U17

Where :L’amoreaux Sports Complex – Turf Field 1

100 Silver Springs Blvd. Scarborough, ON

When: July 10-13, 2017

Time: 9am – 3pm  (Extended care is available at an additional cost)

What is Included : Drinking Water, Adidas Training Shirt (new members  only) and Talent Identification for our German Showcase Week in Frankfurt.

Cost per Player: $475.00 Incl HST 

Cost per Current Academy Team Player: $450.00 Incl HST.

Limited Spots available, please register early to avoid disappointment.

This Camp will be one of tremendous quality and will bring the coaching style and technique of an Eredivisie Club right to our doorstep in Toronto.

For further info on this camp, please contact Toronto Skillz Info Line 416-850-8518 or email info@torontoskillz.com