Dutch football legend Roy Wilhelm is coming back to Cayman.
Wilhelm will be in Grand Cayman next week to host the third annual Dutch soccer camp. The Truman Bodden Sports Complex will once again serve as host venue 8-12 August.
Revered for his work in the PSV Eindhoven youth ranks, Wilhelm states he is coming to impart his wisdom on local kids.
“The Dutch football philosophy is to create an open learning environment built around the structure of their national football education, known all over the world,” Wilhelm said. “The Dutch staff and the Cayman Islands Football Association representatives believe that the camp program is designed to build on successes in which player’s skills are analysed, identified and corrected.
“Our Dutch staff will be totally dedicated to the development of the Caymanians. Every session, every day will be a challenge because my staff and I will show the participants the cutting edge of the Dutch training method. The players will be challenged in two areas: technical improvement and tactical awareness.”
Apparently, Wilhelm has been eager to come to Cayman to work with more youth players. It should be noted he has helped in the development of legendary footballers such as Romario, Ronaldo and Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Wilhelm will run the camp, with the help of his four coaches, at Truman Bodden 8.30am-12.30pm throughout the week. The camp is being offered to boys and girls aged 6-18.
Local football association representatives are quick to note that the kids’ safety has been given special consideration. Two age groups of children will be instructed at the same time to avoid the youngsters dealing with the heat of the day.
Registration for the camp is CI$150. As with previous years, the fee includes a kit, ball, refreshments and access to the coaches.