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Kidd: Trip will help broaden horizons

29 July 2015

Ryan Kidd believe his teams trip to Holland will help them in their future career.

Youth Team Manager Ryan Kidd believes that their trip to Holland with League Football Education will help the players see an alternative career path if needed.

Although the UK and more importantly Bury is where they will aim to breakthrough into first team football, if that doesn’t work out when they are 19/20, they now know that the Netherlands and similar countries are an option.

Especially with the high standard of coaching on offer in the country, which they will be getting a taste of throughout the week by the coaches at host club VVV Venlo.

Speaking in Venlo, where they are based, Ryan Kidd said: “The coaches from VVV Venlo will be taking a couple of sessions this week, which will help the players learn a different way of coaching.

“The big thing for lads at this age, and the whole purpose of the trip is that they can see how chilled out it is in Holland.

“That could bode well when they are 19 and maybe not getting in our first team or they are stuck in an under-21 system, because they’ll know Holland could possibly be a good option for them.

“The standard of the pitches is very good so is the standard of coaching, so I think it broadens their horizons, because at 16/17 they might not know anything more than the UK in terms of their career.”

Kiddo also believes that the trip will help the players get used to the life of a pro footballer, including getting used to being away from family and friends.

It will also help them learn that eating right, especially when away from home, can help optimise performance on the pitch. 

He explained: “I think it gives an indication into the life of a professional footballer, because everybody sees the glamorous side of it, but a lot of it is spent in hotels away from family.

“I think this trip will give them a massive insight in to how a professional footballer should behave inside a hotel and in a special environment like this is.

“Including knowing when to eat, what to eat, the timing of everything and when to report for training.

“I think it’s good for us as well, because we’ve got the lads 24hrs a day now so we can really get to know them for the coming season.” 

Watch the full interview below:

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