generation adidas Select Program
Friday, May 4th, 2018
"It's an excellent experience for the kids. It gives them nine days to experience life as a professional soccer player." - Luis Mendoza
Each year generation adidas international is proud to offer top tier adidas youth clubs in the U.S. an exclusive soccer experience in Europe through its partnerships. This invitation only program offers elite training and competition and provides unique insight into the youth development approach of the world's most famous soccer clubs.
Selected players will train with qualified and experienced professional coaches, select by the Real Madrid C.F., AFC Ajax and Olympique Lyonnais Academy Directors. This experience takes place at the clubs' state of the art training facilities, and provides an inside look at the daily life of an Academy player. This is an exclusive chance to live "futbol" in one of the world's most passionate soccer continents.
Leading the Real Madrid select will be TSF Academy's Director of Coaching, Luis Mendoza. Mendoza has been a part of the program for nine years now and values the opportunity to share his ideas and philosophies.
John Becker III will represent TSF Academy once again in the generation adidas Select Program
Five players will represent TSF Academy in this years select program. Returning are John Becker (2003 Boys) who will be heading to A.F.C Ajax and Danny DiMarco (2001 Boys) who will follow Mendoza to Real Madrid. Joining Becker in Holland will be goalkeeper, Aldo Muñoz in his first year with the club. DiMarco will be joined by teammate Esteban Molina at the Valdebebas (Training Ground of Real Madrid) to take on Spain's elite.
Shay Bradley is the first female representative from TSF Academy to take part in the program, traveling to France to train with Olympique Lyonnais to train with one of the world's leading womens soccer programs. Bradley traveled with the club to take part in the Donosti Cup in Spain.
2003 Boys Blue Goalkeeper, Aldo Muñoz in action against Philadelphia Union
About The Clubs
Real Madrid C.F., or ‘Los Blancos’ as they are affectionately called by Madridistas, was founded in 1902. One of the most successful clubs in history, Real Madrid C.F. has won 33 La Liga titles and a record 12 UEFA Champions League titles. The club is famous for both its rich tradition and also its talented roster, including names like Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Toni Kroos.
Ajax is the most successful club in the Netherlands and has always played in the highest league, the Eredivisie, since its foundation in 1956. They have won 33 Eredivisie League titles, 18 Dutch Cups, and 8 Dutch Super Cups, as well as 4 UEFA Champions League titles, 1 UEFA Cup, 3 European Super Cups, 1 European Winners’ Cup, and 1 FIFA Club World Cup.
Having won fourteen Women’s Champions of France titles, as well as three Women’s Champions League titles, Olympique Lyonnais is one of the most successful clubs in women’s soccer, both nationally and internationally.
About generation adidas Select
As part of the expanded generation adidas grassroots platform, generation adidas international emphasizes adidas’ role as the premier provider of elite developmental opportunities to U.S. clubs. With generation adidas international’s incomparable access to the world’s top academies and tournaments, adidas clubs have the opportunity to train and play at the sport’s most renowned institutions. With generation adidas international, the world of adidas soccer opens its doors. Where will you play?