Dutch Coach of PSV Eindhoven Roy Wilhelm and four other experienced coaches are in the Cayman Islands again.
The group is conducting the Dutch soccer camp starting today Monday 8 August through to Friday 12th at the Truman Bodden Sports complex in George Town.
The contingent was invited by the Cayman Islands Football Association and this trip marks their third time on the island in this capacity. The youth will be the target for these sessions as usual and the camp will run from 8:30 to 12:30 daily with the main focus on 6-18 year-olds.
Wilhelm and company are part of the long term development efforts included in the association’s yearly calendar to expose the young players, both boys and girls, to the highest level of coaching. The instructors will be focusing on technical and tactical drills to ensure that the participants get better and stronger.
Wilhelm, who has taught star players like Brazil’s Ronaldo, states he is most concerned with imparting Dutch football tactics.
“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 football 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.”
The registration fee remains at $150 and includes a kit, a ball and refreshments, as well as access to Coach Wilhelm and his staff which consists of Sander Verhoeven, Carsten Ditchfield, Sietze Warniers and Jelle Goudswaard.