After training the best football athletes from United States for the past four years, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy is taking its show on the road to test, train and showcase Netherlands best in Leiden. Hall of Fame Academy coaches include Hall of Famer Rod Woodson, former Oakland Raiders Defensive Coordinator Chuck Bresnahan, former Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys running back coaches, Chick Harris.

It is the first time the Academy, led by former and legendary NFL Coaches, will be traveling to The Netherlands. The Academy program is designed to identify, train and showcase the best european football players in the region and showcase them before NFL and college scouts.

The idea of traveling to the Netherlands stemmed from a successful Academy in series in Mexico and China. For the past several years, the Pro Football Hall of Fame leadership has also been watching international athletes enthusiasm for American football.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy will provide top european athletes with three days of intense football training that will include world-class combine testing, classroom instruction and competitive on-field sessions. Under the watchful eye of National Preps and Gary Howard, a top collegiate scout, the very best athletes will be recommended to the Elite Academy Session in Canton in July 2019 to train and compete with the best U.S. high school and college athletes.

“Given the global reach of American football, the opportunity to test, train and scout top athletes is exciting for our NFL coaches and college scouts. Our passion for football development spans oceans, borders and languages,” stated Rich McGuinness, General Manager of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy.

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