SIGMA FC and Sigma Sports Solutions are pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Pascal Jansen, Technical Director of one of the most prestigious clubs in the Netherlands, Sparta Rotterdam to the staff for the 2010 SIGMA FC International ID Camp. Mr. Jansen comes to Canada for the first time with a wealth of experience both from his native Netherlands along with international experience abroad. In his current position at Sparta Rotterdam he has transformed the club’s academy into one of the most well organized youth systems in the country, gaining a “4 star” rating and awarded with Academy of the year for 2009/10 by the KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Federation).
Pascal Jansen’s career as an youth educator and first team coach has seen him work with a variety of clubs at various levels of the game spanning back to the late 90’s with stints at Al Jazeera (UAE) and Al Shabab (Dubai) and Al Wahad (Abu Dubai) and then returning to Holland to take up youth development in 2000 with Vitesse Arnhem as U17, U19 and U23 as Head Coach. From 2009 Pascal Jansen has been the Technical Director of the Youth Academy at Sparta Rotterdam. Pascal Jansen holds the highest coaching certificate with the UEFA Pro Level licence.
According to SIGMA Technical Director Bobby Smyrniotis, Mr. Jansen’s addition is one of the best in all the years of the camp, “I look forward to having Pascal join SIGMA and our group of coaches- both local and international. Having such an accomplished educator in the game here with us is quite special for the young talents and our club. We (the coaches) are all a tight knit group of technical people in the game and the ability to bring our unique experiences and backgrounds together on the same pitch for this event is exciting for all of us. In the end the players will definitely benefit the greatest from Pascal and the other coaches’ instruction, but at the same time our whole SIGMA FC technical staff will have another valuable opportunity to continue their own development. Its great for our club and of course for football in Canada”.
The SIGMA FC International ID Camp is the top soccer development event of its kind in Canada. With the 6th yearly edition of the event in 2010, select youth players have had the luxury over the years to be provided the top in development training under the guidance of international leaders in the game. Youth coaches and Technical Directors from such clubs as AFC AJAX, AZ Alkmaar, Club Brugge, Real Mallorca, Tottenham, Arsenal have made the trip and alongside NCAA Division I coaches have shared their knowledge and unique insight and experiences to participants while meeting their own recruiting needs.
The SIGMA International ID Training camps begin on June 28 through to July 2 for all players U13-U18 while the younger ages begin training July 5th through to July 9th at the Hershey Center Soccer Complex in Mississauga. For detailed info on the camp visit www.sigma-sports.net