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Soccer fans around the world admire the Dutch style of play. Players like Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit, Dennis Bergkamp, Clarence Seedorf and Arjen Robben have set a standard for exciting, creative play. For the past 50 years, the Dutch have played a vital role in International soccer. 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.
Ball control and tactical development always receive top priority in training
At the technical speed that is required in the modern game