The Dutch Lions Capital Group purchased the license to play professional soccer in the Premier Development League (PDL) of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) in Dayton. The club will also have a Youth Academy in order to develop youth players to professional players. This Academy is based on the Dutch youth development philosophy, ranked worldwide in category 1 according to FIFA.Dutch Lions FC brings an attractive, dominating style of professional soccer – based on the Dutch philosophy – to the community.
There are 18 million soccer players in the USA (the most in the world) and although the Americans dominate almost every sport, there are almost no US players performing at the world’s top level. The Dutch Lion’s feel this is due to a lack of tactical development, something the Dutch school is known for worldwide.
The Dutch Lions FC will start educating kids at the age of seven and develop them eight to ten years to prep them for a professional career in either the USA or Europe. And even if a professional career is out of reach, the quality education will more than likely contribute towards obtaining a soccer scholarship for a college career.
You can help welcome the owner and new players at the Dayton Racquet Club on Friday April 30th for lunch and a ‘meet and greet’. The cost per person for lunch is $20. RSVP to Lori Luebben at 224-4381 . Lunch will begin at 11:30am.