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
  • Current coach in US Soccer Development Academy league
  • 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

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

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

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

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


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)




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