Academy 2018-11-17T10:59:12+00:00


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. Participation in the STSA Academy in Amsterdam is possible by invitation only or trial.

Our goal is to let the players achieve their own goals. Every player of our Academy has certain ambitions, and we provide them as much as possible so they can realize their ambitions. To fulfill these ambitions, players will have to work a lot on their own individual development. This can be football technical related as well as mental or physical points of interest.


STSA is inspired by the Ajax philosophy and we train according to this vision. Ofcourse this is because of Simon Tahamata and his experience as a player and as a technical coach in Ajax’s youth academy. We have combined the Ajax philosophy and the vision of Tahamata into a unique concept where all our talents reap the benefits. An example of this is that we offer players an individual development plan. Our specific training sessions contribute to their development and ensure that the player gets the best out of himself. In this way it’s also possible for us to see whether the player has made progress and what they still need to improve. The technical drills is an important part of our soccer academy, but we work with specific drills with focus on the individual player.


The training sessions of STSA take place on the training field of AFC Ajax right next to the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Besides the fact that this field is situated at a unique location, next to the biggest stadium in the Netherlands, the field has historical value as well. Until 2009 big names from the history of Ajax have trained on this field. Players such as Marc Overmars, Jari Litman, Michael Laudrup, Frank & Ronald de Boer, Christian Chivu, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Luis Suarez, Rafael van der Vaart and Wesley Sneijder have made thousands of training hours on this field. Hopefully we will be able to add a number of great talents to this beautiful list that are currently training with Simon on a weekly basis.

We train on Sunday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at the training ground next to the Johan Cruyff ArenA (opposite North B entrance)


Improving the basic technique, 1v1 situations, attacking the spaces and passing and dominating the opponent are aspects that are very common in our sessions.
• Professional training led by of Simon Tahamata
• Your own development plan with your points for improvement
• Measurements for speed, coordination and agility
• Training at a unique location next to the Johan Cruijff ArenA
• Fun and individual development comes first

Become a complete soccer player and work hard with a smile on your face.
That is Simon Tahamata Soccer Academy!

Register here for the STSA Academy in Amsterdam