the College RideJuly 22-29, 2020
WILLIAM & MARY
U.S. college coaches
with guest KNHB/FIH Coach Thomas Tichelman
A pre-college field hockey program designed for all high school age athletes who want to travel to Holland for top Dutch training with U.S. college coaches.
Families Invited to Join
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2020 College Travel Coaches
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Tjerk van Herwaarden
Harvard Coaching Staff
UPenn Coaching Staff
FIH/Dutch Coaching Guru
William & Mary Coaching Staff
"Fan" & Family Travel
Evening College Prep Classes
Alum Talk About Their Experience
OF ATHLETES COME SOLO (ON THEIR OWN)
OF ATHLETES COME HOME WITH DOZENS OF NEW FRIENDS
IMPROVEMENT OUR ATHLETES SAID IN POST SURVEY
PLAYERS IS HOW MANY TRAVEL ON A TOUR
14 to 18
IS THE AGE RANGE OF COLLEGE RIDE PARTICIPANTS
“The program is technically enhanced and includes strong, competitive matches. Prepare to be tested.
“Training is led by the same staff who coach the “Elite” Dutch hockey camp. In addition to U.S. college coaches who will be on the field with you. We have a special guest scheduled to join us, KNHB/FIH coach, Thomas Tichelman (best-of-the-best). Awesome and unique.
“You’ll stay at a 4-star sport hotel right next to our training facility and club. Serious luxury, while delivering serious hockey. The best!
“Space is limited, we can only take 36 athletes. It’s your turn to join this experience-of-a-lifetime.”Tori Whitcher, Owner, Sport EuroTour
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“This was an amazing hockey experience as well as a unique cultural experience. We all appreciated every moment and we know how lucky we are to get this experience. The only negative- the trip was NOT long enough!! I could have stayed and played hockey for another week, I was learning so much. Thank you so much!!!”
“I’ve been to the Barcelona and the Amsterdam [immersive] camps!! And I’m glad I did those given that the people and the experience is completely different. The hockey is amazing in both, but in this camp [College Ride] the coaching is more personal and focused on each one of us and on our improvement. Amazing hockey experience and amazing people!!”
Carolina Mujica, Camper | from Chile
“This was one of the best experiences of my life. The sightseeing was amazing, and the hockey was intense and fun at the same time. I learned so much and I could not have asked for better coaches.”
“I learned so many new things about hockey and life that I will be using to my advantage in the future.”
“It was really awesome getting to experience and learn how Dutch players train.”
“I made amazing friends and learned many new tricks and skills.”
The College Ride Tour is modeled on the nationally acclaimed Dutch Training Tour, but ads a unique component that includes college coaching. Top Dutch Hockey; an international training experience, hand-in-hand with U.S. collegiate coaches who represent highly prestigious institutions. Over 3000 teen athletes have successfully participated in this program since our inception in 1989. Best part, you only travel with 36 players. Small and intimate training.
This program accommodates all hockey styles, because the training is geared to the individual, not the group. Small clinic size allows for extreme one-on-one attention to your game. Designed to make you stand out, both in Holland and your return home.
A high travel standard will meet your most discerning needs. Our room, bed, bath and meals are in a first-class sport hotel, right next to our training club and facility in Amsterdam. Serious luxury, while delivering serious hockey.
Consider EuroTour your international “club”. Travel, train & shine with us for 8 rewarding days, returning home ready to crush it. Looks great on your college resume too.
5-Star Hockey and 5-Star Travel. The best!
- Athletes Seeking to Impress College Coaches
- All Individuals, Teams, Clubs or Groups
- Active High School Players
- Hockey Players Wanting to Improve
- Ages 13-18 years old at time of travel
- Travel Excites You
- Open to New Cultures
- Ready to See the Game Differently
- Motivated to Grow Your Game
- Eager to Work with Top Coaches
- Excited to Compete Against Europeans
DAY 1 :: USA Departure
Your program begins with a late afternoon airline check–in. Athletes from the USA will meet their tour members, our staff and college coaches at the designated departing airport in the metro New York area airport before boarding a scheduled airline for an overnight flight. Players in Europe that don’t require a flight – will meet us the next day at our hotel, when you start your program with us on Day 2. EuroTour takes care of everything and all details are provided to you well in advance of take-off. We do all the heavy lifting while you enjoy.
DAY 2 :: Holland Sightseeing
First thing off the plane with our group of U.S. players and we’re off to your accommodations to put your thing away. A 4-star sport hotel, the same one the national teams stay in when they play against the Dutch. Soon you’re off on a drive through the countryside in our private bus to an open air, “living” museum. Here, visit windmills, see wooden shoes made and try Dutch pancakes. Today you acclimate to your new surroundings, bonding with your new friends – in Holland!
DAY 3 :: Full-day Dutch Training
What you’ve been waiting for… Today you start your Dutch Training with Thomas Tichleman’s Dutch coaching staff. Absolutely the ultimate hockey experience for every hockey-head. After practice you ride your bike through the Amstel Forest to our villa at the hotel where you can relax and enjoy a Dutch dinner with your new friends and teammates.
DAY 4 :: Full-day Dutch Training
Today you attend your second full-day of Dutch Training. The coaching is beyond exceptional. Tonight you play in your 1st international match against Dutch players. Here in the USA, we cannot duplicate the ability, speed and action of Europe’s teen hockey players. You can learn as much from competing against them as you can from your Dutch coaches. Tonight we go into the city and visit the Anne Frank Museum.
DAY 5 :: Full-day Dutch Training
Today you will attend your third full-day of Dutch Training. Then it’s time to test your skills and apply all that you have learned. Tonight you will play in your 2nd international match. Your Dutch trainers stay with you during match play to help perfect your game. Imagine where your game can go with this level of training and attention to details within these private sessions.
DAY 6 :: Amsterdam Sightseeing
Today you need a break from this intense hockey experience. That’s good because there’s still more to see and do in Holland. This morning you’re off to Amsterdam where you visit the Rijkmuseum where you’ll see The Night Watch’ by Rembrandt, ‘The Milkmaid’ by Vermeer, ‘Self-Portrait’ by Van Gogh and many more – plus have time for a little shopping in Dutch boutiques.
DAY 7 :: Full-day Dutch Training
Today is your last full-day of top training with your Dutch coaches, tonight your last international game. It’s the most amazing hockey you have experienced and now you are seeing your game in a new light. There’s more; Tonight you’ll be escorted on a classic private boat ride along the narrow canals where you glide through the waterways in our private custom launch – seeing Amsterdam lit at night!
A perfect ending to a great trip!
DAY8 :: Depart for Home
This morning you bid farewell to Europe when you depart Holland for home. Now it’s time to show your friends, competitors and prospective college coaches all you have learned. Private training, competitive games, exceptional sightseeing – all while staying at our 4-star sport & spa villa and hotel next to our training pitch and club.
Simply awesome. Join us.
Round Trip Airfare
We will all meet for the first time as a group at the airport before check-in.
EuroTour Chaperone Staff
All logistics will be covered by the Sport EuroTour staff team who travels with tour members 24/7. Nothing is left to chance.
No need to worry about where to find breakfast, it will be waiting for you. Heady and wholesome.
All Lunches - except 2
Choice is nice, and you have that on the three days you are out-and-about sightseeing.
Don’t worry, our hotel knows what American kids like to eat – including a healthy range of good food for the growing athlete.
Sightseeing - All Entrance Fees Included
We do a lot of great sightseeing too – all admissions are included, from the Anne Frank House to our private canal cruise.
4-Full-Days of Private Dutch Clinics - The Best!
This is it. The best of the best in Field hockey training. No one delivers this in-depth design like our Dutch partners do. All hockey is on water-based turf. The finest!
3 Competitive Dutch Games
Hard for most, easy for EuroTour. In Summer, clubs are closed, on vacation. But we have you covered with our ongoing Dutch camps next to our training..
Accommodations in 4-Star Spa Hotel
Another EuroTour exclusive. You’ll stay at a 4-sar Sport Hotel right next to our club and fields. No better location.
Dutch Bicycle (you're a real Dutchie)
A big part of Dutch culture is their bicycle. And you’ll fit right in as you take the short ride in the forest from hotel to the club.
Exclusive Private Bus - All Ground Transport
When sightseeing or moving to and from the airport, you’ll be chauffeured with your U.S. teammates in our private motor coach.
No Hidden Charges or Fees
You’ll want to bring about $150 with you. Not paid to us, but for drinks, snacks and souvenirs. Never extra charges from us.
Itinerary subject to change
WHAT DO COLLEGE COACHES THINK?
“I believe there is a critical need for young American field hockey players to travel abroad – to be exposed to the various cultures and the international game of hockey. Global hockey is just so athletic, passionate and community oriented. Unfortunately most high school players are limited by their narrow experience. Only when exposed to the game at its most developed levels – can players realize their full potential. I encourage all US hockey players to take the next step in their hockey careers – an international hockey experience.”Missy Meharg, Head Field Hockey Coach, University of MarylandSeven NCAA titles, 23 conference titles and 17 Final Fours. Named NFHCA National Coach of the Year an unprecedented nine times.