Terry Michler of
CBC Dutchtouch with Tom Menting (Holland) with his professional team
DeGraafschap - (picture taken at the DeGraafschap stadium after a game). Tom
Menting is the first of the 'dutchies' to become a professional soccer player
in Holland. Tom came to our St. Louis camp on 3 different occasions.
Els Theunissen I live in Holland, and have played for
several teams from 5th class to 1st class. I am 27 years old and I teach
Physical Education to children in primary school. I have played soccer since I
was nine years old, and I love it! In the past few years I have worked for the
Royal Dutch Football Association, as an assistant coach of women under 15,
district east. Combined with a project that encourage children to exercise and
do sports, soccer in particular. I would love to come to St. Louis and share my
skills and knowledge, and in return I'll enjoy playing soccer with you.
Joost van Elden I started playing at the age of 6. Club:
Avanti Twello. Maybe interesting to mention I played for Modesto Christian High
School Crusaders in California one season as an exchange student. I started
coaching after ankle injury prevented me from playing at the level I saw for
myself. Coached at one club for 6 years, Lycurgus Groningen, preparing talented
kids for a spot in FC Groningen's pro academy, also taking care of the Lycurgus
academy as a whole. After moving to Nijmegen I didn't coach the first year.
This season I coach a ladies team at Nijmegen club VV Trekvogels. Talented
girls in Holland's fastest growing sport (ladies soccer).
Town and Country,
Mo (KSDK) -- One of the best teachers in the world is teaching St. Louis area
high school students soccer. Jan Pruijn, of the Netherlands, is a former soccer
player and the passion to teach is why he travels the world to share the game.
Click Here to watch
NewsChannel 5's Katie Felts' report about his influence at the CBC Dutch Touch
International Soccer Program. KSDK