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FOREWORD BY COACH JOHAN

Soccer is not only about scoring goals, it’s also about finding your strengths and weakness, it is about teamwork.  As a teacher in Taiwan, my goal is always to share experience. That is why I engaged myself to YHB Football Academy.

Below are some of my football experiences.

MORE THAN KICKING A BALL

Kicking a ball…it all started at the age of 5, in parks and streets of my hometown (Mechelen/Muizen, in Belgium). From dusk till dawn.

1 year later I joined the local football team.

And there I found out that soccer is more than just kicking a ball.

It is about being part of a team, to reach a goal, to win and lose together, to meet other people and cultures.

PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Although my first team was a real local team, we played tournaments in different countries (France, England, Germany).

Soccer was important, but not as important as meeting other people, other cultures.

IT’S ALL ABOUT TEAMWORK

At the age of 16 I was asked to play for one of the better teams in Belgium (Stade Leuven, now known as OHL). We played against top teams in Europe, such as PSV Eindhoven, and Borrusia Dortmund, for example.

Later I started playing indoor soccer (5 a side), but for the same reasons. To meet other people.

Soccer is not only about scoring goals, it’s also about finding your strengths and weakness, it is about teamwork.

Soccer was important, but not as important as meeting other people, other cultures.

COACH JOHAN’S PLAYER/TRAINER PROFILE

LANGUAGES

-Johan speaks Dutch, French, and English

PLAYER

-Played his 11-a-side youth career at Stade Leuven, Belgium
-Played 5-a-side indoor football in Belgium
-Played football tournaments in various European countries

TRAINER

-Johan is a professional educator and teacher
-Experienced in leading sports activities for kids