CNSF and the Burke Athletic Club brings renowned Dutch coach Tino Stoop to Northern Virginia

Coach Stoop is the architect of the KNVB's Circuit Training Model and will conduct a series of workshops

The CNSF has partnered with the Burke Athletic Club to bring Tino Stoop in for a four day coaches workshop. Tino was the chief architect for the KNVB’s Circuit Training Model and will be demonstrating its correct application to Burke AC and CNSF coaches from April 30 to May 3 in Burke Virginia.

CNSF Program Director and Burke Athletic Clubs Technical Director Larry Paul views this as a great opportunity to help expose coaches to this simple and effective method for coaching youth players. "We have been giving our recreational coaches his books and guidance on how to implement his ideas for the past few seasons" Paul said. "This is a great chance to be able to observe how it’s done properly and to get answers from the primary source."

The workshop will be divided into two parts. April 30 and May 1 will focus on Coaching under 8’s and May 2 & 3 will focus on Coaching under 10’s. The workshop will be held at Terra Centre Elementary School in Burke, Virginia. There will be a field session from 5:30 to 6:45 followed by a classroom session from 7:00 to 9:00.

The workshops will be limited to 30 coaches and will fill quickly. Coaches between the ages of 17-23 can apply through the CNSF by completing the application at Applications. Candidates should indicate which age group session they would like to attend. Candidates may attend both.

Since the space is limited applications will be on a first come, first served basis and are subject to review by the CNSF.

About his books and the Circuit Training Method:

"These books from the Dutch Soccer Association lay out a complete seasonal coaching plan for coaches of u8s and u10s. Included are characteristics of players at each stage and what to expect in terms of performance and behavior. The Dutch method at all levels is based on a Circuit Model that emphasizes small groups, repetition and maximum ball contacts."