2017 Staff

To guarantee the Dutch way of coaching; all of our coaches are licensed and extensively trained by the Royal Dutch Football Federation (KNVB). We fly in our coaches directly from the Netherlands.

We select our coaches for their ability to teach and their passion for the game. Our coaches speak three languages – Dutch, English and Soccer !  

Every camp group will have the same Dutch coach for the entire week. Our coaches will get to know each of the players in their group and can coach them individually, assessing their needs and improving the specific areas best for them.

Bernard Hartog
Managing Director

  • KNVB UEFA B and USSF B license holder
  • Over 20 years of coaching experience with all youth ages
  • ODP and US Soccer Development Academy coaching experience
  • Former player at SGV (KNVB 2nd class) and ZHS Futsal (KNVB 1st class)

Steven De Lange
Director of Operations

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Central Institute Of Sports degree
  • Former Arsenal FC youth coach
  • Former youth player at professional club ADO Den Haag

Danny Barnhoorn
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in sports management from University of Amsterdam
  • Youth coach at FC Amsterdam (KNVB 1st division)
  • Skill trainer at Bal Control Soccer Schools

Manon Berndsen
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Bachelors of Arts student in social pedagogy
  • Current youth coach at SC het Gooi
  • Player at SC het Gooi (KNVB 2nd class)

Lydia Borg
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Current professional player at PEC Zwolle
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education
  • Physical education teacher

Sven Banfi
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Current Bachelor of Arts student in education
  • Central Institute Of Sports Degree
  • Youth coach at JSV Nieuwegein


Henk Buikema
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA A license holder
  • Licensing instructor at the KNVB Academy
  • Youth coach at professional club FC Groningen
  • KNVB camp director
  • Over 20 years of youth coaching experience

Lance Cobben
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA B license student
  • Central Institute Of Sports degree
  • Current youth coach and video analyst at professional club Roda JC
  • Current player at SV Langeberg (KNVB 2nd class)

Lisa Den Ouden
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Central Institute of Sports Degree
  • Sport event manager at Fit Academy
  • Youth coach at Hooglanderveen

Robin Dijk
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA B license student
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in sports management
  • Current youth coach at professional club PEC Zwolle
  • Assistant coach at vv Heino men (KNVB 1st class)


Ruben Duijff
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Bachelor of Arts student in physical education
  • Heerenveen Soccer School instructor
  • Youth coach at GVAV-Rapititas

Jacob Frimpong
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education
  • Former youth player at professional club SC Heerenveen
  • Coach at Ajax Amsterdam and FC Groningen camps

Sotiri Gelou
Coach

  • KBVB UEFA C student
  • Master of law student
  • Youth skill trainer at professional club KRC Genk
  • Former youth player at professional clubs Roda JC and KRC Genk

Jasper Heutink
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Bachelor of Arts student in sports marketing
  • Youth coach at JSV Nieuwegein


Rik van der Horst
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA B license holder
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in sports management
  • Master High Performance Soccer studies at FC Barcelona
  • FC Utrecht youth coach
  • Technical Director at Jonathan
  • Co-Director at Soccer School Oranje

Joeri Houniet
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Youth coach at professional club AZ Alkmaar
  • Bachelor of Arts student in physical education
  • Owner and founder of the Tournament Manager

Jeroen de Jong
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in sports management
  • Current youth coach at professional club FC Groningen
  • Coach at Ajax Amsterdam and FC Groningen camps

Steven Kaashoek
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Bachelor of Arts student in physical education
  • Instructor at Altius Soccer School
  • Current player at Altius (KNVB 3th class)


Sander van der Kleij
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA B license holder
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education
  • Youth coach at professional club Almere City
  • Coach at Ajax Amsterdam camps

Rik van Lierop
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Bachelor of Arts student in economics
  • Youth coach at MMC Weert
  • Players at MMC Weert (KNVB 3th class)

Nick van der Molen
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Bachelor of Arts student in physical education
  • Youth coach at JSV Nieuwegein

Siem Nijssen
Goalkeeper coach

  • KNVB goalkeeper coach III license holder
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education
  • Physical education teacher
  • Youth coach at goalkeeper education Limburg


Mathia Palaia
Coach

  • KBVB UEFA B license holder
  • Master degree student in sports management
  • Former player at KSK Tongeren (3th division)
  • Camp and clinic coach for the KBVB (Royal Belgian Football Association)

Sanujo Prasham
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Central Institute Of Sports Degree
  • Youth coach at JSV Nieuwegein

Lisann Penttilä
Coach

  • KBVB youth coaching diploma
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy
  • Youth coach at professional club Sporting Hasselt
  • Youth coach at European School of Brussels

Alex de Ronde
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Bachelor of Arts student in physical education
  • Youth coach at BVCB Bergschenhoek
  • Former youth player at professional club Excelsior


Lucien von Schomberg
Coach

  • KBVB UEFA B license holder
  • Master degree in philosophy
  • Former professional player at Sporting Hasselt
  • Current youth coach at professional club Sporting Hasselt

Chico van Soelen
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education
  • Soccer School Skills 2000 instructor
  • Player at ZSGOWMS (KNVB 3th class)

Mark Stobbe
Coach

  • KNVB UEFA C license holder
  • Bachelor of Arts student in physical education
  • Youth coach at Red Swart
  • Current player at Udiros (KNVB 3th class)

Bart van Wuijckhuyse
Goalkeeper coach

  • KNVB UEFA B license holder
  • KNVB goalkeeper coach III license holder
  • Certified goalkeeper coach, Pro-Goal method
  • Central Institute Of Sports Degree
  • Owner of Keepersacademiezeeland.nl
  • Goalkeeper coach at JVOZ (Youth Soccer Education Zeeland)




Dutch Soccer School is designed for players and coaches looking for camps and clinics with guaranteed top-level instruction in a fun-learning environment.


To guarantee the Dutch way of coaching we fly in our coaches from the Netherlands.

Our Philosophy

Soccer fans around the world admire the Dutch style of play. Players like Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp, Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben have set a standard for exciting, creative play. For the past 40 years, the Dutch have played a vital role in International soccer. The top Dutch soccer clubs have shown well in every major European Cup competition, while Dutch players have been and are currently playing for the most successful European clubs.

How did a tiny country like Holland become a world soccer leader? One major reason is that coaches in the Netherlands are high-level educators who truly teach the game. In addition, the Royal Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) is a global leader in creating development programs for young players.

At its foundation stands Rinus Michels, the man who ‘invented’ Total Soccer in the ’70’s. His ideas are the basis of all the Dutch Soccer School programs, founded on the premise that the player’s ball control and tactical development always receive top priority in training.

This unique program goes far beyond the static regimented training environment employed by most camps. Technical and tactical instruction are conducted through the application of small-sided games so that players experience a training environment that replicates the real game.

Under the watchful eye of our Dutch trained coaching staff, players will begin to know what to do, how to do it and when to do it — at the technical speed that is required in the modern game.

We group players according to age and ability, making their experience challenging and enjoyable. Based on staff assessment and recommendation, individuals may be moved to higher-level groups as the camp progresses.

Our programs are designed to help players achieve their maximum potential through progressive exercises that are individually challenging, as well as appropriate to the age and ability of each player.


Testimonial

My daughter had a great time and the coaches were terrific.

Steve Mintz - Wisconsin
Testimonial

Both my kids have benefited a great deal from DSS summer camps and winter training. The coaches are excellent!

Anjani Chandra - Maryland
Testimonial

My son had a great time in the Fast Footwork winter camp: his foot skills have improved dramatically! Coach Steef was great with the kids.

Michael Donnelly - Maryland
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