After training the best youth football athletes in the United States, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy is heading to the Netherlands and France this fall to test, train  and showcase the best European football players.

The Academy will be training elite international athletes at Montgomery Sportpark in Leiden, The Netherlands from October 19-21 and at Complexe Sporttif du Val de L’Arc in Aix en Provence, France November 2-4.

Academy coaches will include Hall of Famer Rod Woodson, former Oakland Raiders Defensive Coordinator Chuck Bresnahan, former Houston Texans assistant coach Chick Harris, Dallas Cowboys running back coach Robert Ford, and others.

The Academy will include two and half days of intense football training, combine testing, classroom instruction and competition under the direction of former NFL legends and scouts. The top participants will be invited to the Elite Academy Session in Canton, Ohio next summer, to compete with the best American high school and college athletes.

Netherlands International Director Mark Bright, stated, “This Academy is like Manchester United or Real Madrid coming to the Netherlands to train and evaluate our top youth footballers. This football Academy is the gold standard in developing young American football players.“

Nominations are now being accepted for both European sessions, get started here.

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