The Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club will launch a special project this summer in the United States. The Youth Academy is joining forces with the Jewish Communities is Washington, Virginia and will hold a training camp for the children of the area under the Maccabi Tel Aviv banner. The Youth Academy will be sending three coaches who will take part in ten professional program and work in conjunction with the local staff. The children will wear Maccabi Tel Aviv uniforms and will train under the philosophy of the club.
Many clubs hold training camps in the United States including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and many more as they look to expand their reach into North America just like the top European clubs.
The Youth Academy Manager Guy Zukerman will be leading the project under the auspices of Performance Director Patrick van Leeuwen.
Zukerman explained the pilot program that will be held this coming summer in Washington: “This summer we’ll be holding our first camp in the United States in Washington in conjunction with the local JCC, the Jewish Community Center. We are sending three coaches from the academy that will work on professional aspects at the camp together with the local staff. The players will wear official Maccabi Tel Aviv uniforms and will train under the club’s philosophy.”
“We are looking towards to a fruitful future with this program and we’ve had a number of meetings over the past month with the JCC’s on the east coast of the United States, these organizations are looking for a connection to Israel especially with Maccabi Tel Aviv. I believe that this project has a bright future.”
“This project can contribute to the club in many ways. Firstly it puts us in line with the other big clubs in the world and we want the name Maccabi Tel Aviv to be known more and more around the world. It’s a huge market and a wonderful one for the club. In addition this may also give us the opportunity to find a talent that will eventually come to Israel.”