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- SPORTS: Baseball and Softball
- WHO: Ages 12-22
- WHAT: Apeldoorn Series (Series Website)
- WHERE: Holland, Germany, France (Host City is Apeldoorn, Netherlands)
- WHEN: July 11-20, 2016
- ITINERARY: View Sample Itinerary *subject to changes View 2016 Official Itinerary
- HOW MUCH: $4,200 if paying in full for all travelers at time of enrollment. $4,500 if using a payment plan or adding additional travelers to a group. Please see the CONTRACT found on the ATHLETE APPLICATION page (Step 7) for payment procedure and details.
- DEPARTURE: KLM Flight 642 departing New York (JFK) 5:45 pm on July 11, 2016 (non-stop to Amsterdam)
- ARRIVAL: Delta Flight 405 arriving New York (JFK) 1:18 pm on July 20, 2016 (non-stop from Paris)
- [NOTE – airline may change flight times before or after ticketing]
Staff / Coaches / Chaperones
Tim Ryerson, Trip Leader (Raleigh, NC) – Tim is the President and Founder of STUDENTathleteWorld. He coached at five different NCAA schools in four States over eight years; Hardin-Simmons University (TX), University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI), Methodist University (NC), St. Andrews University (NC) and Wayne State College (NE). He also spent time as a high school Baseball and Softball Coach. He has a M.Ed in Sports Management from Hardin-Simmons University (TX).
Drew Roberts, Baseball Coach (Laurinburg, NC) – Coach Drew Roberts has been the Head Baseball Coach at St. Andrews University for four years, finishing with a winning record in each season. Under his tutelage, eight players have received All-Conference Team awards and five former players have gone on to play in the professional ranks. After his first season at St. Andrews, Coach Roberts recorded the first winning season at the school since 2005. Prior to becoming the head coach, he was the Recruiting Coordinator for two seasons when they competed at the NCAA Division II level. Coach Roberts started his collegiate coaching career as a Graduate Assistant Coach with Ohio University (2008-2010), where he received his Master’s Degree in Coaching Education. As a student-athlete, Coach Roberts played and graduated from Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH). He was a decorated student-athlete, receiving many accolades such as Pre-season Atlantic 10 (A-10) Conference Rookie of the Year, multiple A-10 Conference Player of the Week awards, A-10 Commissioners Award, and the Athletic Advisory Board Award for Community Service. Coach Roberts has also gained coaching experience through summer collegiate leagues. In the summer of 2009, he was the Assistant Coach for the Lima Locos out of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. In that season, the Locos were ranked 12th in the nation out of all college summer teams by The Perfect Game. In 2010, Coach Roberts was the Head Coach for the Edmonton Prospects summer collegiate team out of Edmonton, Alberta Canada, competing in the Western Major Baseball League. Coach Roberts has been fortunate to work under one of the winningest coaches in Division I athletics, has coached at the NAIA, DI and DII levels, has coached seven Major League Draft picks, has coached 13 student-athletes overall who have gone on to have a professional baseball career. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Xavier University and a Master’s Degree in Coaching Education from Ohio University. Read more http://www.sauknights.com/coach/0/3.php
Amber Dohlman, Softball Coach (River Falls, WI) – Coach Amber Dohlman serves as both the Head Softball Coach and Co-Sports Information Director (SID) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. In addition, she has also been the head softball coach and assistant sports information director at Millikin University. Throughout her career, she has been a member of the NCAA regional ranking committee, has participated in several national coaching clinics, conducted offensive/defensive clinics, and served as an NCAA Championships game representative. Coach Dohlman has been very fortunate to recruit & coach two All-Americans, 13 All-Region players, and 21 All-Conference players. She has also spent time on staff at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, winning a championship and competing in the NCAA Tournament. In addition to coaching, she has several years of experience in media relations, statistics, web streaming, social media and web page production. Coach Dohlman earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 2008 from UW-River Falls in Secondary Education-Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Exercise and Sport Science. Read more http://www.uwrfsports.com/staff.aspx?staff=176
Kamyn Peterson-Rucker, Asst. Softball Coach (Pine Island, MN)
Clemens Strum and Alex Haudum, Delegation Managers (Amsterdam) – Our delegation managers will meet us at the airport when we land and will be with us for the entirety of our trip. They will travel with us and stay in the hotels with us. The advantage of having a ground crew is having a local who knows the ins and out of the country we are in. Our partners have been doing this for a long time and will take great care of our group.
Dear members of the Netherlands/France Softball and Baseball Tour! – First of all, let us congratulate you on representing your country in Europe. Our names are Alex & Clemens and we will be your delegation managers during your awesome Softball/Baseball trip in Netherlands and France. We will be the first Europeans to greet you at the airport when you guys fly in and the last ones to say good-bye! We have already taken care of many awesome US delegations but we are sure you guys are even cooler than the rest! 😉 Our role as a delegation managers is to ensure the quality of the trip and of all services (hotels, restaurants, guides etc.), but most importantly to make sure you guys are having the best time ever! Please keep in mind we are not tourist guides, so we might not immediately have an answer to all of your tourist questions but we will make sure to find those answers for you! We will wait for you outside of the baggage claim area in Amsterdam. We can’t wait to meet all of you over here in Europe! – Clemens and Alex
Johnna Dornan, Professional Photographer (Aurora, CO) – As a special treat we have on this trip a professional photographer. We are selling a individual picture/video package as a keepsake for $200. About half of the travelers have purchased this already, so don’t miss out if you are in the half who haven’t. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can remember forever. For more details or to sign up, please let us know.
Lynn Ryerson, Professional Chaperone (Menasha, WI) – Lynn has worked as a School Social Worker for around 30 years. She is the mother of SaW President Tim Ryerson and will attend the trip and assist with chaperoning.
Parents – In addition to our Staff, Coaches, and Delegation Manager, we will also have a good number of parents of our athletes traveling with us. While they have no duties other that to enjoy themselves, they will be able to assist in some chaperoning of the teams. About 50% of our athletes will travel with parents and 50% will be traveling alone.