Dutch Showcase Travel and Lodging information - January 5th 2019 - KingsTalent

Dutch Showcase Travel and Lodging information – January 5th 2019


Hi coach,

On the 5th of January 2018 KingsTalent schedules its 4th Showcase in Gemert, The Netherlands.

KingsTalent is a Dutch recruiting agency. We assist high quality soccer prospects to achieve their dreams and goals by studying and playing college soccer in the US. Since 2015, over 100 players have travelled to the US to live their dreams; study and play college soccer. Only the best Dutch players are selected to attend our Showcase on the 5thof January.

All attending players are pre-screenedby KingsTalent. Meaning we have seen the players in live action at least once. We have evaluated their ability(on and off the field) and eligibility on forehand. We guarantee they will be eligible to play in the fall of 2019. Furthermore, all players will have their test results available on the 5th of January. This information will be provided prior to the showcase.

More information on the planning and travel information you will find below.

Last year’s attending universities.
University of Charleston, Marshall University, Villanova, Simon Fraser University, University of Missouri Kansas City, University of Incarnate Word, Limestone College, Valporaiso University, Kansas Weslyan University, Eckard College, James Madison Univeristy, Mercyhurst University, Point University, Jamestown University, Carson Newman University, San Francisco University.
*We will be playing on artificial turf and are confident the weather conditions in January will be OK. However. we are not responsible for cancelling the event due to unforeseen extreme weather conditions.*

I hope to see you on the 5th of January in Gemert, the Netherlands. If there are questions, please let me know.

All the best,
Paul de Koning
Director KingsTalent
pauldekoning@kingstalent.com
+31611917324

Schedule and Planning

In the morning, we start off with registration of players and coaches. There, you will receive information on all attending players at the showcase. As mentioned earlier all players are preselected and prescreened on academics and athletics. The following information will be provided per player.

  • Personal Information (DoB, height, weight)
  • Academic Information (current status, including GPA, test scores; TOEFL and SAT)
  • Athletic Information (club information, history, position)
  • Statistics

After registration, we start with training sessions by KNVB certified coaches. Followed by the lunch. In the afternoon, every team will play matches on full field. Every talent will play their favorite position. Then dinner is ready. Last but not least, you are able to chat with interesting players (and their parents). Off course, you are also able to talk with the kids during the day.

 

Lunch, dinner and drinks are included during the day.

 

Time Table
08.00 – 09.30 – Registration

10.00 – 10.30 – Team Black vs Team White
10.45 – 11.15 – Team Black vs Team Orange
11.30 – 12.00 – Team Orange vs Team White

12.00 – 14.00 – Lunch Break

14.00 – 14.30 – Team Black vs Team White
14.45 – 15.15 – Team Black vs Team Orange
15.30 – 16.00 – Team Orange vs Team White
16.00 – 17.00 – Dinner

17.00 – Open – Meet the Players

 

Location Showcase
Sportpark VV Gemert
Sportlaan 9, 5421SK
Gemert, The Netherlands

The event will be held at VV Gemert.
VV Gemert is one of the biggest semi-pro clubs in Holland. The club possesses six match fields. Including three artificial turf fields.
The showcase will be held in the stadium, the pitch is fully lightened. Last year, a new artificial turf field has been installed. Good to play the best soccer on the best pitch.

Artificial grass means we are able to continue to play in all weather conditions. However, extreme conditions can be an exception. We don’t expect this to occur. In case it does, the showcase event can be cancelled.

 

 

Travel Information – Flights

Below is an overview of the airports in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany closest to the Showcase venue. From the USA it is convenient to fly on the International Airports in the area. If you are traveling from the UK or any European country, you will also be able to fly on the local airports.

 

Travel Information – Gemert
Gemert is a beautiful small village in the south of the Netherlands close to Eindhoven. Gemert is a cosy little town with a ton of history.
From here you are able to check the

  • The Castle of Gemert
  • Farm museum
  • Windmills
  • And more…

All on walking distance.

Night life in the center of Gemert is nice and engaging. Many bars and restaurants are open all day / week.

Travel information – Hotels

We selected a few hotels in the surrounding of the event location.
Note; these hotels are mentioned as options, there are more options in the showcase area.

 

Hotel – “Heeren van Ghemert”

                                  Distance to event – 3km

Link to website – www.heerenvanghemert.nl

Price +/- €70pp pn

Address – Ridderplein 37, Gemert

 

 Hotel – “Handelia”

                                   Distance to event – 3km

Link to website – www.handelia.nl

Price +/- €70pp pn

Address – Pastoor Castelijnsstraat 1, Handel

 

 Hotel – “Brabantse Kluis”

                                    Distance to event – 8km

Link to website – www.brabantsekluis.nl

Price +/- €70pp pn

Address – Kloosterdreef 8, Aarle-Rixtel

 

 

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