About Dutch Soccer Vision
The reason Dutch Soccer Vision exists is to help you, the coach, learn about and learn how to use, Dutch coaching methods. The ultimate goal, though, is to help your players play better soccer.
The Netherlands has produced an amazing number of world class players and coaches. Former standouts include Frank Rijkaard, Ruud Gullit, Marco Van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp and of course, Johan Cruyff. Current stars include Robin Van Persie, Arjen Robben,Wesley Sneidjer and the newest crop of rising stars: Virgil van Dijk, Frenkie de Jong, Georginio Wijnaldum, Memphis Depay and many others.
Top Dutch coaches have used their training to influence how the game has been played for many years all over the world. Rinus Michels, Louis van Gaal, Dick Advocaat, Guus Hiddink, Peter Bosz, Erik ten Hag and Ronald Koeman.
The Dutch soccer federation, KNVB, has created a well thought out method for developing young athletes into top soccer players and have been willing to share their playing concept to the benefit of soccer players worldwide.
Play to win by doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, at the right place. Play to win by playing skillful, attacking soccer with game insight and good communication.
Why have we created this coaching education platform?
We aspire to have every soccer coach be well-educated on how to guide their players to play better soccer. We know that a lot of coaches struggle to become the coach that they want to be and that their players deserve, so we have created this coaching education platform to help every coach move forward in the understanding of their craft.
We know that the Dutch Training Methods that we have seen delivered by Dutch-trained coaches provide some of the very best training components in the world and the coaches that have used these methods have been more successful as a result.
CBC Dutch Touch International Soccer Camps
The CBC Dutch Touch International Soccer Camps were created in 2008 because it’s the best way to spread the Dutch Vision and to share what Coach Michler has learned over the years about Dutch football. Just like coaches from Holland, it’s important to share any important information that one has for the betterment of the game.
“As a coach it’s always been my ambition to have my teams play in the Dutch way; to play with a Dutch touch.”
– Coach Terry Michler
Coach Terry Michler
“Dutch soccer has been my influence for the past 40 plus years. It has shaped my mentality and my approach to the game in general and to coaching and training specifically.
In April of 1997, I was extremely fortunate to be able to attend a 10 day Coaching Symposium in Zeist, The Netherlands, co-sponsored by the KNVB-NSCAA. Zeist is the headquarters of the KNVB, the governing body of Dutch soccer. With a small group of eight coaches, we were instructed by two of the Dutch Federation’s finest, Jan Pruijn and Bram Braam, both A-licensed instructors. We experienced first-hand the Dutch culture and mentality towards soccer as we had access to facilities, training and matches of the top teams in Holland, youth through first team. It was a tremendously worthwhile and life-long experience for me as I have been preaching the Dutch Vision message upon my return to any interested listeners.”
Coach Michler is the winningest Boys High School Soccer Coach in the United States with nearly 1000 wins over his 40+ year career. In addition his teams have won 9 State Championships, most recently in 2018.
This website and the Dutch Coaching Video series is the idea of two American coaches, Terry Michler, the winningest High School coach in the USA and Mark Zimmerman, who has coached Club and High School teams for nearly 20 years.
Coach Michler has used the training methods of the Dutch for more than 40 years with his High School teams and has created teams that play beautiful and effective soccer. Coach Michler’s longtime connection to the Netherlands will enable Dutch Soccer Vision to tap into some of the best and most-experienced Dutch soccer minds on the planet. The fully-licensed Dutch-trained coaches include Jan Pruijn, Harry Jansen and Theo Derks. These coaches regularly travel the world sharing the insights of the Dutch. Dutch Soccer Vision is proud to be able to offer such an impressive list of coaches. Soccer coaches worldwide are fortunate that these coaching are willing to share their coaching insights. Insights that have accrued over many years of coaching players at every level.
Terry Michler is the Co-Founder of Dutch Soccer Vision and is a storied coach at CBC High School in St. Louis, MO, USA. Many of his players have played in college and professionally. His teams have won nearly 1000 games and 9 State Championships in his 40+ year career.
Mark Zimmerman is the Co-Founder of Dutch Soccer Vision and has been a student of Dutch soccer since first meeting Terry in 2007. Mark has coached Club and High School soccer for many years.
Joost van Elden
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