2019 "Crimson & Ivy Ride"
Coaches and Staff
More to Come
Tjerk van Herwaarden
Harvard Head Coach
Yale Coaching Staff
Dutch Hockey Guru
EuroTour Tour Staff
The Crimson & Ivy Ride is now open
July 31 – August 7, 2019
“Join me and my colleagues from other Ivy’s as I lead a small number of U.S. high school athletes this summer on my return to my home country, Holland, to play and train with old and new friends. The program will be technically enhanced with strong, competitive matches. Prepare to be tested. Also joining me will be special guest, KNHB/FIH coach, Thomas Tichelman (best-of-the-best).Learn More
“If you’re serious about hockey, and want to take your game to the next level, we’d love to have you join us.
“Space is limited and age restrictions apply. Review details below, then contact Tori to see how you can join me for the experience-of-a-lifetime.”Tjerk Van Herwaarden,
- Harvard Head Coach
- 2018 & 16 NFHCA Northeast Coach of the Year
- 2018 & 16 Ivy Coach of the Year
Coach Van Herwaarden & Coach Thomas Tichelman
The Crimson & Ivy College Ride Tour is modeled on the nationally acclaimed Dutch Training Tour, but ads a unique component that includes college coaching with the head coach of Harvard – in Holland. Top Dutch Hockey; an international training experience, hand-in-hand with Harvard coaches. 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. The 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 | 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 tour begins when you meet our staff and other group members at the airport for a late afternoon airline check–in. For players who are not from the USA, traveling on their own – you will meet us early the next day – and start your program with us on Day 2. Teams from the USA, you board a scheduled airline for this overnight flight. Our departure point for 2018 is JFK Airport. EuroTour takes care of everything and all details are provided to you well in advance of take-off. We do all the heavy lifting so you don’t have to.
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 national teams. 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 Harvard head coach Van Herwaarden and 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 returning to your villa at the hotel where you can relax and enjoy a real Dutch dinner with your teammates.
DAY 4 :: Full-day Dutch Training
Tonight International Match
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.
DAY 5 :: Full-day Dutch Training
Tonight International Match
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 Anne Frank Museum and have time for a little shopping in Dutch boutiques, this afternoon you’ll visit the Van Gogh Museum. Tonight you’ll be escorted on a classic boat ride along the narrow canals where you glide through the waterways in our private custom launch – seeing Amsterdam lit at night! Now you are re-energized… it’s time to prepare for your last day of Dutch training.
DAY 7 :: Full-day Dutch Training
Tonight International Match
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 say good-bye to your Dutch friends at your farewell ceremony followed by dinner.
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.
Crimson & Ivy Training Tour
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 two 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.
Extensive Sightseeing - All Entrance Fees Included
We do a lot of great sightseeing too – all admissions are included, from the Ann 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 - 11v11 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.
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