The Scottish group spent a week at the Feyenoord Academy, during which they were able to observe up close the Feyenoord specific way of working with talented children. Apart from interactive sessions with Feyenoord’s international development coach Melvin Boel, the group enjoyed presentations by Feyenoord Academy staff members as well as first team performance analist David van Maurik.
The Scotsmen found the Feyenoord Academy staff very open, honest, knowledgeable and keen to share information. ‘The visit opened my mind to assess my own coaching practice’, said one of the participants.
Among the visitors was Brian McLaughlin, former team mate of Feyenoord and Celtic legends Henrik Larsson and Pierre van Hooijdonk.