Two 2005 Kraze players — Ryan Heron and Ethan Steffens — were identified from from the Tottenham Hotspurs American Trophy tournament that took place in Orlando and Dallas. Here, they were identified and selected amongst other American based players to the 5-Day UK Player Development Residential Program in England. FKK’s two Kraze players joined 14 other U.S. based players in England where they trained and played matches agains the Tottenham Academy Development squads.
Ryan and Ethan watched the first team train, watched daily coaching session led by the Tottenham Academy Staff, group seminars/ presentations, Wembley Stadium Tour and attend a First Team Match.
Feedback from Tottenham:
Our coaches commented on the unwavering enthusiasm and brilliant attitude shown throughout the duration of the week and what a pleasure it was to coach such an engaged and talented group of players. You remained focused during all sessions, consistently showing an eagerness to learn new techniques to take your game to the next level and develop your existing abilities. This was matched by the exceptional levels of effort and application from every player. A huge congratulations from everyone at the Club for a successful week!
We created memorable moments, with some great technical play, incredible goals scored and a match against one of our Academy Development Centre squads at our state-of-the-art Training Centre. Equally, we hope you enjoyed the visit from former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder and BT Sport pundit Jermaine Jenas, who took part in an insightful Q&A session.