"Confidence, Composure, Creativity"
After being deeply immersed in the beautiful game for many decades, we have carefully picked the most effective training elements we have had the privilege to work with and blended them into an exciting and authentic soccer teaching method that ensures visible results.
Our Training focuses mainly on the technical aspects of the game. We agree that Team Tactics, Set Pieces, and Strength & Conditioning programs are important but also believe these aspects of the game are better taught in the later teen years. Too often we see strong, tall, fast, and fit players rely too heavily on their athletic abilities in their younger years only to not reach their full potential later on because they never became "One with the Ball". Skills are paramount and any team formation or game plan will always only be as good as the individual players executing it.
Besides teaching the necessary ball skills via the Coerver Method we also make much use of Small Sided Games to encourage our players to use those learned skills in fun, intense small sided games under realistic pressure to ensure optimal resistance and high amount of repetitions. Although soccer at first glance might seem to be played 11v11 we believe that in reality it is a game of interconnected short sequences of small sided games of 1v1, 2v1, 2v2, 3v2, 3v3, 4v3, and 4v4.
Dutch Soccer Institute strives to help players realize their full potential and grow in skills and confidence through the game of soccer. Our goal is to do this in a safe, fun, challenging, and family-oriented environment. DSI believes these goals can only be achieved through hard work, positive reinforcement, constructive criticism and confidence building.
Our Coaching Team consists of professional, licensed, back-ground checked, and experienced coaches who have played and coached for many years in the United States and Europe. Our DSI coaches are personally picked by Rick and have been working together for many years. For more details click on the Staff page above.
DSI Coaching Philosophy
We do not believe or accept the notion that hard work and having a great time are mutually exclusive. Au contraire, our players train hard because they respond enthusiastically to our energetic coaching style characterized by positive reinforcement, constructive criticism, humor, respect, and building confidence.