Third Annual CNSF-MSYSA Dutch Youth Coaches Camp June 20-25

The St. James School in Hagerstown, Md will again be the site for the CNSF/MSYSA Residential Dutch Youth Coaches Camp

This year marks the third time that CNSF and MSYSA have joined together to bring this unique opportunity to some of America's brightest young coaches.
The CNSF will be returning to the beautiful campus of the St. James School in Hagerstown MD for the third Annual Dutch Youth Coaching Camp. Located just ninety minutes north of Washington D.C. the school has played host for over a decade to the Maryland State Youth Soccer Associations International Weeks Program. 

The curriculum follows the Dutch Youth Coach model with it's emphasis on small sided games. The candidates spend 28 hours on the field observing and assisting the staff coach talented 12 - 14 year old co-ed players. They also organize and conduct several sessions themselves on the use of small sided games in training youth soccer players. In addition to the field work the candidates spend 12 hours in classroom lectures. At the end of the week the candidates will receive a MSYSA "E" Coaching license.


The CNSF provides all room, board and tuition for the entire week for all of the accepted candidates. The candidates can apply directly to the CNSF through the two part application found in the Forms section. The application is in two parts. In the first part, the candidate briefly states why they are interested in coaching. The second part requires a letter of recommendation from a coach or club administrator. This years instructors will see the return of Gert Veldwijk, a KNVB Staff Coach who was the 2002 chief instructor, and Larry Paul, CNSF Program Director.

International Outreach Program

In 2003 the CNSF enjoyed tremendous success with recruiting coaching candidates from outside the mid Atlantic area. Through the efforts of Sam Snow and the Louisiana Soccer Association, the CNSF were able to bring in five candidates from Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas to St. James. The CNSF paid for the candidates roundtrip air fare and arranged for accomodations for the overnight gueasts.

The CNSF will be expanding this program in 2004 by actively recruiting young coaches from across America and Canada. The CNSF will pay their round trip expenses to the camp.

Directions to St. James.