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Hans Pascoal

Club - Director of Coaching

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Hans grew up in the Netherlands, lived the game all his life. From street soccer to professional youth Academy at NAC Breda to College Player at Xavier University. Continued living his passion as an assistant coach with Xavier University and now as a mentor and coach for players and other coaches alike. Continuously learning and developing new ideas as a coach.

Mark Kamphuis

Girls - Director of Coaching

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Mark is originally from near Toronto, Ontario and has lived in Cincinnati for the last 15 years. Growing up in Canada, he played competitive hockey through high school and soccer into university. Mark began his coaching career in women's high school soccer and was the coaching co-ordinator and administrator for his local city-wide youth club. Living in Cincinnati he has rekindled his passion for coaching youth soccer following his two daughters to Lakota FC. Mark has been a coach, trainer and volunteer with Lakota FC since the club's inception. His priorities for the LFC Girls program are to make sure all players are having FUN while being challenged to their appropriate level in training sessions to become better players and developing a life-long love of the game.

Erik Karnebeek

Academy - Director of Coaching

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Erik has a long and extensive career of over 20 years in both playing and coaching youth soccer players in the Netherlands. After starting with select soccer at the age of six, he always played in the top regional select teams, mostly as a center mid and in his later senior years as a striker. At the age of 18, he started his coaching career, coaching a local U9 boys team to their first league title. From there, he continued to coach regional Dutch youth teams while playing at a top amateur level himself. Many players of teams that he trained and coached made it into the famous Dutch professional youth academy of FC Twente, which was voted best Dutch youth academy several times during that time.

Erik has also worked in different capacities for amateur and semi-professional clubs in the Netherlands. Next to training and coaching youth select teams, he was also responsible for overseeing youth developmental programs and bringing innovative ideas to develop young players to the next level, including speed & agility training, video analysis and individual player programs. He came to the US in August 2011 to structure and develop the youth academy of the Dayton Dutch Lions as their Director of Coaching, after which he took the same position with the BSA Celtics in Beavercreek for two years. After working as an interim Director of Coaching and Club trainer for EFCWI in Wisconsin he returned back to Ohio and has been a club trainer for Lakota FC for the last two years.

Next to bringing innovative ideas to youth soccer development, you will notice a true passion to do what is right for the players. He stated that: “it’s about doing what’s best for the player, nothing else; an individual players’ interest always comes first and goes above the interest of the team, the coach and the club.” He also has a clear opinion about developing versus winning: “It’s all about skill development. With skill, wins will follow automatically. Don’t worry about winning when you are young. The best thing he ever heard was a parent from another team say: “we won, but my god, that kid could play”. And that’s what it’s all about when playing: be creative, show skill and have fun. Be remembered for doing something great on the field, not for the outcome of the game.”

Erik holds a UEFA-B, UEFA C and USSF-B license and is a licensed Meulensteen “moves and skills” trainer.

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