“This is a must-do program for serious hockey players. The instruction is both focused and detailed – but most important – every player gets personal attention to expert training. I go each year because it makes me a better coach. Players should go because it will simply make them better players – and it’s fun.”Dot Theobald, Coach
“Thank you for such fabulous tour – truly unforgettable (and not just the hockey or the bike riding!!) See you again next year!”Veronica Scott, Coach, 2017 team tour
Wednesday through Wednesday
DAY 1 :: USA Departure
Your team tour begins with a late afternoon airline check–in. For teams in Europe that don’t require an overnight flight – you will travel 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 main departure point is typically Newark Airport, but for teams from other regions we can arrange for a local departure. EuroTour takes care of everything and all details are provided to you well in advance of take-off. We do all the heavy lifting.
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 & spa 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 team – 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 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.
Want a 9th day of travelling?
It’s no problem for us to add an extra day. Typically we add this on to the end, and travel from Wednesday through Thursday. This extra day can be filled with more sightseeing or more hockey. Your choice. However, we have found in our 25 years of working with teams, that 4-days of intense training and competition is a lot of effort for athletes. We never want to burn them out. We suggest you visit Utrecht or Antwerp for a day of sightseeing. This would be done by giving you a break after two days of training on Day 6, then come right back to it for another two days.
You Get Everything
No Hidden Fees
Round Trip Airfare
Round trip airfare is included in the price.
All logistics will be covered by the our club and staff team who travel 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 Americans 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 us. In Summer, clubs are closed in Holland, on vacation. But we have this covered with access to ongoing Dutch camps.
Accommodations in 4-Star Sport Hotel
An exclusive arrangement. You’ll stay at a 4-star 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 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.