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Patrick Ladru

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Patrick Ladru

During my time at Ajax, when I was the coordinator for the Under 8s to Under 12s I came to notice that there were fewer talents at the amateur clubs with which we were affiliated. This was around eight years ago.

It occurred to me that to stimulate the growth of talent at these clubs, we needed our Ajax coaches to support the volunteer coaches, who were sometimes the players’ parents. What was particularly lacking for each age group were structured training sessions.

Together with SoccerPLAY we developed a football coach platform for those clubs. In the platform we described all technical and tactical topics by age group. And so the Ajax Online Academy platform was born. Currently this platform is used by clubs and Football Academies worldwide.

The main objectives of the platform are: the development of effective communication between coaches (coaches must know what the other coaches are doing) continually informing the coaches of the aims per team, which exercises are suitable for which age group, which field sizes and distances we use and when are the ideal coaching moments.

After I left Ajax I went to Saudi Arabia for a number of years. Over there I used the platform on a daily basis while working with my team. Then in Mexico, I worked with Johan Cruijff and because I started my career at Ajax in the 90s I have been lucky enough to work with the philosophy of Louis van Gaal (our Head coach at the time).
So I can proudly say that my philosophy is taken from two of the best coaches in the world! Does it get any better than that?
SoccerPLAY’s philosophy is therefore a mix of the two philosophies. SoccerPLAY coaches (Ladru Academy) work and think within this structure…

What is Soccerplay

 

SoccerPLAY is an educational and didactical, structured programme for football coaches, Federations, Schools and clubs.

SoccerPLAY provides structure within the club. All coaches work in a personal account where they make training sessions and drills. Coaches can also follow the SoccerPLAY
Learning Track sessions (U6-U15).

The Technical Director has an ‘administrator’ account. He has access to the coaches’ accounts and can give them feedback. The Technical Director can also schedule Tests and assessments into the coaches’ accounts.

SoccerPLAY is the best Education tool for coaches in Youth Football!

In addition to the online programme, SoccerPLAY coaches support the Federation, Schools and clubs with practical sessions (demonstrations) and conferences.

All presented from the basic question: "What does the ideal youth Academy look like?"

SoccerPLAY discusses topics such as: Club philosophy / Player profiles / Game model / Training model / Individual training model / Academy Wheels / Coach education / Scouting

More info

Options

online application

Basic
Age specific exercises

    • All coaches have a personal account
    • Creating own trainingsessions
    • Creating own exercises with drawing tool
    • Instant sessions (more than 750) based on all age categories (O6s-O19s)
    • The Technical director can give feedback on created sessions
    • Help with training the coaches
    • Application viewable on Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone

Extra
Learning Tracks

    • Complete Basic program
    • Learning Track sessions from O6s-O15s (instant sessions for entire season)
    • Periodic goals for each team
    • Possibility to adept the Learning Track to the level of the club
    • Possibility to print all Learning Track sessions
    • Sessions based on 1 or 2 trainingsessions a week

Extra
Player Tracking System

    • Complete Basic program
    • Every Team and Player have an personal result card
    • Assessment in Games
    • Assessment Tests for Teams and individual players
    • Assessing specific points / creating a club form
    • Attendance lists
    • Archive per season / year
    • Total Report per Team / player

Soccerplay Team

Dennis Ladru

Dennis Ladru

Founder

Founder Ajax Online Academy
Founder SoccerPLAY

Sander de Goede

Sander de Goede

Managing Director

Managing director SoccerPLAY
GM Health & Leisure industry

Patrick Ladru

Patrick Ladru

Content developer

Head of Scouting AFC Ajax
22 years AFC Ajax Academy
Chivas Guadalajara
Al Ahli Academy

Bob de Klerk

Bob de Klerk

Coach

9 years AFC Ajax Academy / second team
Toronto FC MLS coach
Dalian Aerbin China TD

M’hamed El Ouassaidi

M’hamed El Ouassaidi

Coach

Ass. Coach AFC Ajax Academy
ADO Den Haag Academy
Al Ahli Academy
Chivas Academy

Rory Roubos

Rory Roubos

Coach

AFC Ajax / AZ Academy (player)
FC Volendam Academy (coach)
Ajax camps & clinics

Stefan Pastoor

Stefan Pastoor

Performance coach

Ass. Trainer AFC Ajax Academy
HFC Haarlem Academy
Al Shabab Academy
FC Utrecht Academy

 

 

 

 

Consultancy

Coach the coach workshops

Coach the coach workshops

Online coach education

Online coach education

Support application

Support application

Clinics at football clubs/schools

Clinics at football clubs/schools

Technical training courses

Technical training courses

Workshops ``Ideal youth Academy``

Workshops ``Ideal youth Academy``

Club support for long term

Club support for long term

Clubscan and coach education

Clubscan and coach education

Online education

Online education

Contact us

Keep in touch with us

You can use the following information to contact us if you wanna join us or anything need to communicate.

Name: SoccerPlay
Phone: (+31)252 683 900
Address: Haverstraat 71, 2153 GD Nieuw-Vennep,
Nederland