1* Ajax Education Program - The Youth Academy

Develop your own philosophy by discovering our organisation and way of working
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Ajax is known worldwide for its Youth Academy. Behind this success stands a strong philosophy. By enrolling in this program, as a coach or interested individual, you will learn how our Youth Academy is organised and how we apply our philosophy to develop talents who can make a difference at Champions League level. After following the program, you will be able to translate the knowledge and inspiration about Ajax to your own work within the sport. 
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What does the education program look like?

You learn to understand all the departments contributing to developing our youth players. The program has been designed with and is hosted by Ajax Youth Academy employees. After registering for the program, you can access the ‘We are Ajax’ video. After completing every topic, the next topic will become available. 

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From now on, it’s possible to start with the program. The registration closes on Tuesday, 20 February, 2024, at noon. You can follow the program at your own pace whenever it suits you. We think it’s essential that the program and all the content are accurate, and that’s why the videos will be available until Thursday, August 1st, 2024, at noon.

What topics will we cover?

To start the program with enough basic knowledge, the program begins with the first topic, ‘We are Ajax’. This episode is presented by Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Sjaak Swart, Michael van Praag, Daphne Koster, Sonny Silooy, Davy Klaassen and Gerald Vanenburg.
  • Scouting - Martijn Middelbeek
  • Foundation U8-U12 - Thomas Niehe
  • Youth Development U13-U16 - Dennis van de Ijsel
  • Football Analytics - Video Analysis - Tijs Logchies
  • Professional Development U17-U18 - Martijn Reuser
  • Medical/Performance - Bastiaan Bruning
  • Football Analytics - Science - Anne Lamain
  • Women - Daphne Koster
  • Goalkeepers - Stefan Postma
  • Football Operations - Thijs Kracht

What are you capable of after attending the education program?

After following the program, you will be able to translate the knowledge and inspiration about Ajax to your own work within the sport. This way, you will improve or strengthen your philosophy to develop talent. You also have the basic knowledge to follow our two and 3-star education programs.

1 Star Ajax Education Program - The Youth Academy

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Education planning 

Available during the second half of the 2023-2024 season




1* Ajax Education Program - The Youth Academy


  • Insights into the way of working and organisation of the Ajax Youth Academy
  • 11 online prerecorded episodes
  • Episodes hosted by real Ajax experts
  • Watch the episode in your own time and at your own pace
  • Available until Thursday, August 1st, 2024