On Saturday April 8th, the Boys Director of Coaching for the U12-U15 age groups, Carlos Correa, and the Boys Academy Director of Coaching, Mike Otto, will be accompanying TSC’s own, Jonathan Preston (2003 Boys Showcase) on a player and coach internship with our international club partners Feyenoord FC in Rotterdam Netherlands. This will be TSC’s second trip to the Dutch club, which is widely known for the strength of its youth development system. Our educational partnership with Feyenoord FC allows TSC to send both players and coaches each Spring and Fall to Rotterdam to Intern with their professional coaching staff and youth teams. While Jonathan trains daily with the U14 boys team, Coach Correa and Coach Otto will be entrenched in the many facets of Feyenoord’s youth development system from the u6 age group all the way up to the senior team.
In addition to this upcoming visit, TSC will continue to utilize our professional partnership with Feyenoord by sending TSC teams to Rotterdam beginning October 2017.
Please join us in wishing these coaches and Jonathan a safe journey and a great soccer experience.
Tennessee Soccer Club
Rotterdam is one of the most successful Dutch soccer teams. This year the Rotterdammers finished 3rd in the Dutch Eredivisie, the highest level of professional soccer in Holland. In addition, recently beat FC Utrecht 2-1 winning the Dutch Cup with the help of Dirk Kuijt in its own famous stadium de Kuijp. With the Cup victory, the club automatically qualified for the Europa League ‘16/’17 edition, advancing past the first stage. The Europa League is Europe wide club competition which last won in 2002 by defeating Borussia Dortmund 3-2. That 2002 team featured a young academy starlet named Robin van Persie. ’s youth Academy has been voted as the best youth academy in Holland for the last 5 out of 7 years. Players which have come up via the academy system include Giovanni van Bronckhorst (now the head coach of the 1st team), Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United), Stefan de Vrij (now Lazio), Bruno Martins Indi (now FC Porto), Jordy Clasie (now Southampton FC), just to mention a few.