Central College women’s soccer coach Mike Kobylinski visited Holland and Germany with the Christian Brothers College High School (Mo.) Dutch Touch soccer group March 16-27. Kobylinski learned new training to use in his first season at Central and ways to impact the soccer community from the youth level to the college level.
Kobylinski traveled with a soccer group called CBC Dutch Touch. Terry Michler, boys’ soccer coach at CBC High School, organized the trip. Milcher is the winningest soccer coach in the nation with an 826-206-98 career record. He was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America high school coach of the year and was recognized as the National Federation of State High School Coaches Association boys’ soccer coach of the year. Michler has guided CBC to seven state championships and six runner-up finishes.
They were able to visit with 4 professional teams from Dutch Eredivisie, the highest level of professional soccer in the Netherlands. Kobylinski said he was able to learn from the best and interact with professional players, coaches and administrators.
At the NEC in Nijmegen, Kobylinski learned from youth technical director Remco TenHoopin. He showed Kobylinski how they trained and why they do the things they do. Kobylinski said they were able to watch another one of his training sessions and it was great to learn from him and sit down to chat with him. Some of the activities he did will be implemented in the upcoming year with the Central women’s soccer team.
You can check out out photos and information from the trip on Facebook at CBC Dutch Touch Soccer.