SIMON TAHAMATA SOCCER ACADEMY
Professional training focused on the individual development of players in combination with having fun is the foundation of our soccer academy. Our coaches work with a lot of pleaseure on the individual development of our players. For us improving players is more important than winning. When a player achieves his goal by improving himself at our soccer academy, that’s for us the greatest victory.
Simon Tahamata Soccer Academy provides soccer training sessions at high level, we are doing this in various ways on different locations through The Netherlands, but also abroad. The motivation to start with STSA began with Simon’s passion for the game and the joy he has to work with youth and to help them with their individual development. Also in his opinion nowadays there are too less Indonesian, and especially Maluku, professional players in Europe, but Simon is convinced there is enough talent out there. With our academy in Amsterdam and with all our Soccer School locations throughout The Netherlands it’s our mission to help all youth soccer players with their development in soccer and in life.
With our professional academy in Amsterdam we offer extra training on Sunday morning for the most talented players from 8 to 16 years old. The academy training sessions will take place at the Ajax training ground next to the Johan Cruyff ArenA (Ajax stadium). All session will be taught by Simon Tahamata and coaches with certified UEFA licenses or experience in professional soccer. Participation in the Simon Tahamata Soccer Academy is only possible on invitation. Our Academy is intended for the most talented players who have the ambition to play at the highest level.
STSA SOCCER SCHOOL
Since 2019 we extended with several Soccer School locations throughout The Netherlands. Our goal is to provide training sessions with the best exercises and drills to more youth soccer players. Simon would like to reach out to as many kids as possible, but that’s hard with just one location in Amsterdam. For some players the distance is too big to come to Amsterdam every week, that’s why we made the decision to extend with more locations through the country and come to the players.
At this moment we collaborate very closely with some amateur clubs, where we provide our Soccer School training sessions. At these locations we offer the same session exercises as Simon does in Amsterdam. The training session at our Soccer School locations will be taught by certified STSA coaches who learned from and work with Simon very closely.
Next to our weekly training sessions at our Academy and Soccer Schools we also organize several soccer activities. On request of soccer clubs we organize STSA camps & clinics at their facilities and every year we organize the Maluku Talent Day in Amsterdam. All our soccer events are intended for youth (boys and girls) in the age from 5 to 15 years old and take place at various location throughout The Netherlands and Belgium. Sometimes we have international camps in the USA, China, Japan or Indonesia as well. In this way we try to give every kid the opportunity to train with Simon Tahamata. At all our training sessions the players will be divided by age and level per session, so every player can make the most out of it!
Simon Tahamata Soccer Academy is founded by three soccer addicts. Our success is built to combine the knowledge and experience of Simon with the organization skills of Ricardo and the power of will from Seal. Our motivation to start STSA is because we love the game and we have so much joy to work with youth players and to help them with their development to achieve their goals.