Henk Mariman has been an integral member of the European coaching staff present at the camp over the past two summers providing his vast experience in European soccer and training methodology to participants of the camp. Mr. Mariman is widely considered as one of the top educators in Europe dealing in youth development. His involvement as an instructor at many of Europe's top coaching symposiums and his education and consulting to many European clubs is a measure of his knowledge and respect he has within the development (youth academy) community. His hard work and dedication over the past four years at Club Brugge has lead to the club receiving a 5 star rating for its academy, a designation only provided to the best of the best.
The ability to have such a great educator for a third straight year is testament to SIGMA and the academy Technical Director Bobby Smyrniotis, who year in year out has assembled the best in European coaching and philosophies providing an inspiration to all participants. "When assembling our European coaching staff we are constantly looking to create a group of coaches who can each offer something special and unique. In this case we do not only have a coach but above all an respected club Technical Director. This aspect provides a vision for our academy and the camp. Henk is a very good friend and supporter of SIGMA, acting as a technical consultant on all our year round programs. I look forward to having him work alongside all the coaches of SIGMA and most importantly the participants".
Club Bruges is widely regarded as the top club in Belgium with a great history both domestically and in European competition. It is also home to Canadian National team player Mike Klukowski!