Jay had a great time at camp and
enjoyed everything. If I could make one suggestion it would be to get some
blister-free socks. The cotton gets wet, stays wet, and causes blisters. Nike
makes a synthetic sock that is much better. I think most of the parents would
be willing to pay a little extra for them. Congrats to all of you for making
such a weather-challenged week so much fun!
I think anything that broadens our horizons and shows us
new ways or similar ways that all humans do things is invaluable in living a
fuller, more understanding life. And then, when you organize it around
something that a person loves, what could be more fun! It is very heart-warming
to see the degree to which you and other teachers go to organize things to help
the students grow. Thank you for that commitment.
Suzy really enjoyed the week. Thanks for everything!
In her words, it was awesome! As I mentioned, I asked her earlier this week
how your camp compared with Maryville's. She said that Maryville's was all
about "bigger, faster, stronger". Players that kicked harder and ran faster
were rewarded. Your camp, on the other hand, was "more mental" and required a
lot more concentration and thinking about what you were doing. She said she
liked the CBC camp much more than the Maryville camp. She will definitely be
back (and bring her little brother!).
for the wonderful camp! Eddie had a wonderful time and met lots of new people.
He just had a blast!
Thanks for planning and executing another great camp!
Kyle always looks forward to it each summer. Despite heat, rain, hard work, he
is always eager to get up and go the next morning. Five boys from his team
attended this year. Thank you for all you do! What a great hot week of
soccer!!!! I know my child, Stevie had a great learning cultural soccer
experience. It is so great as a parent to see your child make new friends and
learn something new in something he truly loves. Hosting kids from Bermuda or
Holland includes the whole family in the CBC Dutch Touch soccer week. I
wouldn't trade that for anything!! It makes us all involved in the camp for the
Your camp is the highlight of our summer. Both of my boys want to
come next year to the camp. Luke will be finally old enough and he cant stand
it that he couldn't be out on your field this year. Stevie is really working on
Steve to go to Holland in the spring. Thank you again for having such a great
vision to bring Holland to St.Louis!!!!
I just wanted to thank you for getting this
camp together, I can't imagine the the time it takes to organize this. Patrick
and Preston had a great experience. Patrick, who is a shy kid, I think will be
more comfortable next year, knowing what to expect. Preston, well that is never
a issue with him, but it will be fun for him to participate. They would love to
come back next year and hopefully they will be welcome back. If you should need
any volunteers, I would be available to help out in any way.
Thanks again, Kristine Meyer
My son Connor loved it and is
really interested in going to Holland. What is the next step? Thanks
much Zach had a great time at camp this week.
you, Terry! Jake enjoyed every minute of the camp and got a lot out of it.
Thank you. Constantine found fun again. He told me about
the penalty shoot out and seemed excited again. He said "I wanna come back next
year!" It is because if the direction and goals you provide. The direction and
passion you bring. So, it is us who should thank you.
D.K. Veronikis, MD
I just wanted to thank
you for getting this camp together, I can't imagine the the time it takes to
organize this. Patrick and Preston had a great experience. Patrick, who is a
shy kid, I think will be more comfortable next year, knowing what to expect.
Preston, well that is never a issue with him, but it will be fun for him to
participate. They would love to come back next year and hopefully they will be
welcome back. If you should need any volunteers, I would be available to help
out in any way.
Thanks again, Kristine Meyer
Meredith had a great time and is
already planning on attending next year. Thanks for providing this great
Jack really enjoyed this week's camp. He learned a great
deal and was certainly a great prep week for him prior to tryouts.
for hosting. My daughter, Grace, would like to attend next year. She'll be 12
This was our first year and we must say that it was a
great camp - well organized - everything exceeded our expectations!! Looking
forward to next year - maybe then we'll be ready for Holland!! Many thanks to
you and to Jan and all the coaches!! Your hard work and commitment are
Sincerely, Andrea & Steve Michalak
I just wanted to send
you a little note to let you know how much my son enjoyed your camp. Everyday
when I would pick him up, I would say, "You must be exhausted"! and he would
answer, "No" I feel good. Wow, I thought, as hot as it was, it must have been
really fun! Anyway, unfortunately on Friday we had to skip out a little early
due to a little road trip to Chicago for a baseball tournament, and Michael was
devastated that he was not able to say good by to his coaches, who he really
liked! I was wondering if there is any way we can get email addresses for them.
One of the coaches was from Nigeria and not sure of the other one. I know
Michael's Lou Fusz coach, Bob Smith said that they were going to be around for
another week, but not sure if they would still be in St. Louis.
this being said, we just want you to know how much Michael absolutely loved
your camp and will definitely be back next year. Thanks again for everything,
and if you can get those addresses, that would be fantastic!
Thank you and your Dutch Touch staff for the excellent
job with the kids; especially our U-12 girls from JB Marine.
Thank you again for such a well - organized intense but educational week of
soccer. Stephen loved it, didn't mind the heat, and can't wait for next year!
He very much would like to go to Holland. Thanks for everything, Terry. It was
a great opportunity for John.
First of all, Joe
and I feel it is an honor and a privilege for our kids to participate in the
Dutch Touch Program. For who you are... And what you have made available to all
the kids ... A Heartfelt Thank You!!! Next, we would love to host again next
summer... It's like a tradition now!!! Finally, anything we can do to help you
with the process (ever) ... Please don't hesitate to call!
are the best... Thanks again! The Sendobry Clan
Thanks for another
great camp. Patrick really learned a lot from the entire coaching staff.
I just wanted to thank you for getting this camp together,
I can't imagine the the time it takes to organize this. Patrick and Preston had
a great experience. Patrick, who is a shy kid, I think will be more comfortable
next year, knowing what to expect. Preston, well that is never a issue with
him, but it will be fun for him to participate. They would love to come back
next year and hopefully they will be welcome back. If you should need any
volunteers, I would be available to help out in any way.
Thanks again, Kristine Meyer
Thanks so much for the
great camp week. Nick had a great time and learned alot. We are very excited
about him being chosen in the first group for Holland. It looks like he will
again, Laura Imo
Thanks for the emails. Great camp, Michael
really enjoyed it. Hopefully we will see you next year!
Just wanted to drop you a note to say
thanks for a great camp. My kids have been going to camps for years and yours
is the best by far. This includes the "prestigious" college camps. The two big
differences are the quality of coaching, not just some college kids, and the
quality of the kids at the camp. Again, great job and my younger kids will be
there next year.
Speaking for Conner, Joe and the Sendobry
Family, I wanted to personally thank you, Tim and the entire Dutch coaching
staff for an absolutely amazing week. Conner is on Cloud 9 and has been outside
with the ball at his feet since we dropped our guest off at the airport
He's e-mailing new friends in Holland and is growing as a
person of the world...very, very cool stuff!
Thanks again...we are very
much looking forward to being a part of next years camp.
Mary Sendobry & Family
Thanks for all your hard work putting this together and for allowing my
team to be a part of this fun, productive, enlightening soccer experience!!
I just wanted to thank you for allowing
Tayler to attend the camp. She really enjoyed herself. She enjoyed meeting the
Dutchies and the German kids and made some really good friendships. She loved
Michelle from Holland.
She would come home each night exhausted, but
very excited. She was very impressed with the skill level, especially of the
kids from Holland and Germany.
She loved going against them in goal and
was very excited when she would stop one of their shots. She said she knows she
needs to work on her high balls and this camp has really motivated her to work
even harder on that. She told her dad and I that when she meets with Donnie
(her keeper trainer) that is the first thing she is going to ask him to help
She told me she thought this camp was even harder than the
regional ID 2 camp that she attended last September. She felt the skill level
was higher and more challenging.
I as a parent just want to thank you
for offering such a wonderful camp, taking and challenging kids to excel to the
next level and to keep working hard.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to do
this again this year! We look forward to sharing our positive feedback at the
The Salamons (comments from a host family)
I want to thank you for creating a terrific Dutch Touch
experience for all the campers! My son Christopher Gys said this was the best
week of summer he has ever had!
Thank you for including him in the camp
- and for putting all the time, energy, and thought into providing every
participant with memories that will last a lifetime.
Thanks, Laura Gys
Thank you again for
being such a positive role model for all of the kids at the camp. It takes so
much time and energy to put on such a successful camp. It was the best camp we
have ever attended. Jordan loved it. As a parent, I really appreciated you
taking the time to encourage her and give her personal advice. So many coaches
forget that they are still young and need encouragement (especially girls). It
was very easy to see why you are so successful - it goes beyond what is played
on the field or strategized on the sideline - you reach out and try to build
character in a player. A lesson that moves them forward in life well after
Please keep us up-to-date with any further camps or trainings
you host. We would love to attend them. And our son who also plays will look
forward to attending when available for his age.
you soon, Melanie Forrest
Also, again, all
thanks to you and your crew!!!
We had a long flight, on which some were
able to sleep and others weren't
but finally we are home!
already looked at the film which was made and especially we wanted to show Ruud
the dive which Michelle made and wasn't very good
really had a great time, and we're looking forward seeing you guys all back
next March!!! I already said to Deanna Adams, that Austin and his dad are more
than welcome in our house. And if Cathie wants to come with Clair(which wasn't
sure) they also can come to my house. But we will hear that later.
now, all my best wishes to all of you.
Hello Terry ,
Probably everyone is NOW safe home with their own family and telling all
the stories !! I am home as well after a long but very good and nice time in
America and Canada with a GREAT WEEK in ST LOUIS
Thanks to all the
guest families for all what they did with the kids , the coaches and all others
And also thanks for you the first week in hosting me and driving me
Hello, it is Mara Keomanivane, I just want to
thank you for the wonderful experience. I had so so so much fun, and I truly
learned a lot. I plan to take the things I learned from camp and bring them
into my game. This camp was amazing, as a player this camp has made me better,
and I can't wait to see what the future holds for me.
You, Mara Keomanivane
Dear Tom and Terry Michler,
Zach and Alison got a lot out at the Dutch Touch camp. The skill level of
the players, and the professionalism and ability of the coaches was evident.
Thanks for providing such a valuable experience.
Thank-you very much for the excellent
week of Dutch Touch Camp, you really put on a great camp. Corey really enjoyed
working with you and all of the Dutch players and coaches.
Thank-you Susan M Nolte
Good Morning Terry
for being so responsive last night with Marie and I. We recognize this isolated
incident is not reflective of your camp and I am confident you will handle the
matter with integrity and discretion.
I will share my daughter is
excelling in your camp had has stated numerous times this is the best soccer
experience she has ever had ,thank you so much for putting together such a
There is something about this environment that has
taken Natalie to another level in her mental and physical play .My intention
was to share my thoughts at the end of the camp but under the circumstances I
thought you should be made aware of the incredible positive impact your camp is
having on Natalie .
Nina really enjoyed the camp. I think it
was a great experience for her to meet kids from another country, and
especially to get to play soccer with them!
Thanks for all your hard
work...it was great to see you again (just wish I could of come out
Terry, Thank you for accepting my son, Jared Swierk,
into your soccer camp. I know he left with more confidence and enjoyed himself
thoroughly. Also, thanks for choosing him to get the souvenir ball. He thinks
highly of your coaching style. I am glad he was able to get the experience.
i was unable to come by on the final day of
the CBC Dutch camp due to work demands, but i wanted to tell you thanks for
including Paul in the camp. He loved it. He enjoyed meeting new kids, training
with new coaches... and he came home absolutely exhausted every night. Also
thanks to your brother Tom for the coordination of the 4 v 4 tournament - and
especially the guest speaker, Mr. Tuhabonye... Paul was very impressed by him
and bought the book for his summer book report for school.
for everything. If there's anything you ever need from me - just call. And good
luck with the upcoming high school soccer season.
we are glad that all the dutch boys are
home. Rody has really ' the time off his life' he had so much to tell us, we
are happy that Rody polite this. we are glad whit every picture he had. he had
a wonderfull guesthome and a lovely family. we want to say: thanks for all you
did to make the boys happy. its really unforgettable.
Fam v. Osenbruggen from Holland.
that thy all are home now. I will thank you for the wonderfull time I had with
you, it was the time off my live, I am very spoiled from you all. I will miss
you all, will you give my regards to Mark and all the other. I hope to sea you
once more, when you come to Holland, you are always welcome to stay at my home.
of love, Irene
I just wanted to thank you for the
opportunity you gave me this past week helping with the camp. I felt like one
of the camper because I learned so much. So thank you once more the the
Thanks, Brett Gregory
Back in Holland
we miss you all, we like to come back to you next year, if it is possible. We
all had a wonderful time with you and we loved the weather, here in Holland it
rains a lot and it is only 16 degrees Celsius. Cold and wet. All the children
are now at school and have to go back to the normal live, but they will not
forgot the wonderful time in America. Thank you for every thing.
greetings from Theo, Harry and from me, Irene
can't begin to tell you what a wonderful experience this has been for our
family. We will never forget it. Hopefully, we will never lose touch with the
families we became so close to in the last few weeks. Thank you for giving us
this incredible opportunity Keep up the good work.
Tettamble and family