Registration for the 2013-2014 KNVB Soccer Season is NOW OPEN !!!
ABF picnic 08 June 2013; KNVB Trophies will be given during the picnic
CONGRATULATIONS to ABF D1 and ABF E3 both champions in their leagues
Important Notes (Posted 03.03.2013)
Maintenance of ABF and ASH Fields: Already the maintenance of our ABF as well as the ASH Fields started. It consists not only on mowing the grass: leveling the ground, filling gaps, placing seeds, drawing lines is part of this process. At the end of the Wednesday and Sunday Training Sessions, you are kindly requested to move the small training goalposts in the baseball cage and the medium match goalposts close to the perimeter (fence) facing outwards.
Participating in Games: We do not pick or select our opponents! You may stay out of a game, because you are sick, injured, on vacation, possibly a school obligation overlapping the time of the match. You may not skip a match because you do not like the opponents!
Team Managers of Home Games: Please inform me of your home game results on Saturday (email or SMS).
ABF's values: (Posted 29.04.2013)
During the training we try to become better footballers at a personal level and a team level.
During the games we try to perform to our best ability, try to win, try to have fun.
But the most important aspect at our club is that PLAYERS (and their parents) should show:
The KNVB league is the local Dutch league and plays a 9 month season. The competition runs from September to May of each year with a winter holiday break (practices start in August and continue into May). The ABF KNVB teams meet 3 times per week: two trainings and one game. Games are played both at home on the ABF fields and away at other fields usually within a 20 minute drive. KNVB league play begins at the F division.
Athletes playing on KNVB teams are expected to be on-time for practice and games, as well as attend at least 80% of training sessions and games. It is a team commitment and players are expected to attend.
Again next season (2013-2014) ABF C, D, E and F teams will have trainings on Wednesdays and Sundays with professional trainers.
The KNVB league begins with the F division for players born in 2005-2006; match duration: 2x20 minutes (E: 2003-2004, 2x25 min; D: 2001-2002, 2x30 min; C: 1999-2000, 2x35 min; B: 1996-1998, 2x40 min).
The recreational soccer program is an intramural program that takes place on Saturdays and Sundays at ABF in the spring and fall, and an indoor clinic program in the winter.
See you on the pitch!
Vice President for Soccer: Tina Sommer firstname.lastname@example.org
KNVB Match Day Coordinator : Sean Williams seanABF@live.com
KNVB Liaison/Secretary: Abraham Serbetsoglou email@example.com
Team Manager of ABF 1(MEN): Graeme Laws 06 34 44 03 25 (Engels gesproken)
Team Manager of ABF E1: Scott firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Manager of ABF E2: Jan Paul email@example.com
Team Manager of ABF E3: Michail firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Manager of ABF F1: Florencio Florencio.Beccar@cbreglobalinvestors.com
Team Manager of ABF F2: Sean Williams seanABF@live.com
|1||KNVB Liaison||Serbetsoglou Abraham|
|1||KNVB Match Day Coordinator||Sean Williams|
|2 or 3 per match day||KNVB Match Day Helpers|
|1 per team||Team Manager|
|1 per team||Deputy Team Manager|
|1 per team||Team Parent|
|1 per team||Deputy Team Parent|
|1 per team||Referee|
|1 per team||Linesman|
|2 or 3||Materials (Balls)|
|2 or 3||Materials (Bibs)|
|2 or 3||Materials (Other)|
|2 or 3||General Help|
|see free places||ABF Board|
|1 or 2||KNVB Teams Photographer|
First Matches : Saturday 25 August 2012
Indoor Trainings on Wednesdays from 24.Oct.2012 till 06.Mar.2013
Last Matches : Saturday 25 May 2013
Last Training : Sunday 26 May 2013
Transfers to other clubs for 2012-2013 will be treated from 12.05.2013 till 31.05.2013,
definitely though after the last match of the corresponding team.
Note that no transfer is accepted by the KNVB after 01.03.2013 for the current season.
KNVB players need to be in possession of a KNVB card, in order to participate in KNVB organized matches.
In plain Dutch "Geen Spelerspas, Geen Spel"
Players should provide the following information:
Address ( Street, Number ) , City , Postcode
ID number (residence card or passport)
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Please, e-mail these data to Abraham Serbetsoglou at email@example.com.
Additionally, ALL 1(men), B, C and D players should bring along a passport photo (hard copy 4.5cm x 3cm).
KNVB players with KNVB cards from last year do not need new ones.
KNVB players with KNVB cards from other clubs need to ask for a Transfer form (See below for details).
Since the ABF is a club with expat members, we know that people arrive in Holland in the middle of the school season and the KNVB soccer season. Late registration (i.e. after closure of the ABF registration) is possible; it should, however, go through KNVB Secretary ( Abraham Serbetsoglou). The player, after paying his dues, can join the training with the appropriate Team.
When the Team Trainer thinks the newcomer is fit, he will inform the Team Manager and the player will be placed in a Team for KNVB games.
Late registration for teams (i.e. after the school soccer program finishes) is also possible; it should, however, fulfill the following requirements:
14 players should register per team;
a parent Team Manager should volunteer for the Saturday matches;
the team has to provide a linesman per match;
the team has to provide a referee per home match;
after completion of the above,the KNVB secretary/liaison will register the new team with the KNVB and assign a professional coach for the training.
This procedure has as deadline the end of September 2013.
Players playing in a lower age division need to ask for a Dispensation form.
Deadline for such a procedure is 01 October 2013, with the exception of newly registered player.
Transfers to or from another club are possible.
1. Players Coming to the ABF (no fee): ABF completes the transfer form, the player completes it and takes it to his previous club for further completion, the previous club returns the old KNVB card to the player, ABF posts all papers to KNVB.
2. Players registered for the 2012-2013 season leaving the ABF: new club completes the transfer form, the player completes it and takes it to the ABF for further completion, ABF returns the old KNVB card to the player, new club posts all papers to KNVB.
Transfers to other clubs for 2012-2013 season will be treated from 12.05.2013 till 31.05.2013, definitely though after the last match of the corresponding team.
Transfers will be free of the 40 euros fee, if you request them from 12.05.2013 till 31.05.2013.
The transfer window for 2012-2013 has as "Deadline for Transfers" the 15.06.2013.
Hence, any request submitted after 31.05.2013 will be charged by an administrative fee of 40 euros payable to the ABF.
The ABF bank details are:
Account Holder: ABF
Also add in the payment/transfer of 40 euros the remark "KNVB Fees for Transfer of player name". Pls, bring with you proof of payment.
3. ALL Players registered for KNVB seasons before 2012 leaving the ABF (40 euros fee): see above point 2.
Secretary for KNVB matters
mail to: "ABF KNVB Soccer" firstname.lastname@example.org
By clicking on the hyper-links below you retrieve the relevant information.
Recent stands of our teams: KNVB 12-13 Championship Stands and Results 15-05-13
Recent stands of our teams in Cup: KNVB 12-13 Cup Stands and Results 01-05-13
Further KNVB Games: KNVB 12-13 Fixtures 04-05-2013 to 25-05-2013
CONGRATULATIONS to ABF D1 and ABF E3 both champions in their leagues
|Wedstrijdnummer||Wedstrijddatum||Thuis team||Uit team||Thuisscore||Uitscore|
|184761||15-5-2013||ABF E2||SEV E2G||1||2|
KNVB Season 2102-2013 remaining Fixtures:
|Datum||Kalender 5||Kalender 6|
|B-cat. senioren||B-cat. jeugd|
|Schema 12||Beker schema 8 half|
|ABF 1 (Men)||ABF B1, D1, E, F|
|18 May 2013||Free||Free|
|Monday 20 May 2013||Free||Free|
|25 May 2013||Inhaal en beker||Inhaal en beker|
|01 June 2013||Vrij||Vrij|
|08 June 2013||Vrij||Vrij|
|15 June 2013||Vrij||Vrij|
To avoid frustration and useless phone calls, a HOME match or training Session that is NOT cancelled is implicitly ON.
Players should be on the field 15 minutes SHARP before kick-off. If you arrive late, you will not be allowed to participate in the training session If you cannot make it, or you are going to be late, please inform your Trainer by SMS…
WED & SUN
06 50 24 80 45
06 45 08 23 11
WED & SUN
06 50 24 62 29
06 15 21 92 12
NOTE: You need normal soccer boots for the outdoor training, as well as shin guards
ALL F - Players
14:00 - 15:30
born 2004 and 2005
ALL E - Players
15:30 - 17:00
born 2002 and 2003
ABF D1 - Players
14:00 - 15:30
born 1999, 2000, 2001
C - Players
ABF B1 - Players
15:20 - 17:00
born 1996 and 1997
WEDNESDAYS (Outdoor at ABF)
May 15, 22
|Field 4 / Joost||Field 3 / Shahin||Field 2 / Guy|
|ABF F1||ABF F2|
|ABF E2||ABF E3||ABF E1|
|ABF B1||ABF D1|
Click on ABF KNVB Program for WED Outdoor Trainings Spring 2013 to get the PDF form
The ABF Board encourages players to stay longer and play on the ABF fields after our training sessions. A number of rules and guidelines are to be observed, in order for such activities run smoothly along out other programmed activities.
a. No player or group of players should play on the ABF fields unattended/unsupervised by an adult.
Additional practices are highly encouraged after the training session for the group, especially when supervised by the Team Manager (or Deputy).
Additional practices are not to be considered a replacement of the training session for the group, but rather an opportunity for the Team Manager to observe and give advice to his team.
b. Field allocation for such Additional practices should not hinder other programmed activities.
KNVB and Recreational Soccer Training, as well as Baseball matches or trainings, take precedence over Additional practices.
c. At the end of an Additional practice all material should be brought back to the Club House.
Unattended clothes and shoes should be brought to the Lost and Found.
Litter, especially plastic bottles, should be removed from the allocated fields.
Secretary for KNVB matters
The ABF is a Sports Club run by volunteer members. While the efforts of volunteer coaches have been and will always be highly appreciated, parents and players have been discussing, requesting, or demanding professional coaching.
Guy van Polanen, Joost de Gelder, Shahin Akashi, Alex Annan, and Adriaan Niewenkerk will have coaching responsibilities for the 2012-2013 season. ALL junior ABF KNVB teams will be getting professional coaching on Wednesday and Sunday training sessions.
However, volunteer Team Managers and Team Parents will be needed for ALL teams for the Saturday matches. Guy, Joost, Shahin and Adriaan will put together a coaching program, as well as warm-up routines, and cool-down routines, which are highly recommended before and after the matches. The Team Managers should follow these routines on the Saturday matches. Of course, this needs a high degree of cooperation and communication between the professional coaches and Team Managers and Team Parents.
Attendance at the training sessions is very important to allow the players to improve their skills and to practice as a team. Aptitude (soccer skills, fitness, etc.) as well as attitude (behavior during training and matches, team spirit, respect, etc.) are the other two pillars and decisive properties for making a good team.
Attendance, aptitude, and attitude will play a part in the team selection process for the Saturday games. There will be an original draft for ALL squads. Again attendance, aptitude, and attitude will play a part in re-organizing and re-assessing the squads at regular intervals (October break, winter break). Players will sometimes be asked to play in higher teams (e.g. a D player can be invited to play in ABF C etc.).
Wednesday training will take place at the ABF until mid October. Once the light begins to fade, we will move to another location with flood lights (suitable venue in Wassenaar) or at the Gym halls and rooms of ASH (in the 2012-2013 season it will be from 24.Oct.2012 till 06.March.2013).
2012: October 24, 31; November 07, 14, 21, 28; December 05, 12
2013: January 09, 16, 23, 30; February 06, 13, 27; March 06
Several of you have already volunteered as Coaches / Team Managers / Team Parents for the various teams. I would appreciate, if you can reconfirm your willingness to help. Anyone else who is willing and able, please let me know. Once we have all the names and we have selected the teams, we will appoint Assistant Coaches / Team Managers / Team Parents for all the teams.
Given that many of us are traveling or have other commitments, the "Assistant Coaches / Team Managers / Team Parents' duties will inevitably be shared throughout the season, so the more volunteers we have the better.
This season we wish to emphasize that during the matches, if the professional coach is not present, only the Team Manager should "coach" during the match.
Conflicting instructions from the sideline from parents confuses the children and can be counter-productive.
All parents are asked to be positive by praising your team only.
Let the kids enjoy the game they play…
Each team will need a team parent (s). The team parents' job is to take care of the team, so that the Coach (and the Team Manager) can concentrate on organizing the team on the field.
1. Communicate with the team during the week and let everyone know the date / time and location of the Saturday match.
2. Where and when to meet for away games, etc.
3. For home games:
Meet and greet the visiting team - show them to the locker rooms and tell them which field they are playing on.
For the D, C, B, and Men’s teams, complete the KNVB match form.
Make sure half-time drinks are available for the home and visiting teams (water / juice / oranges will be provided by the club, but need to be taken from the kitchen and placed on the fields or in the locker rooms during the half time break) .
If you have read this far take a moment to pat yourself on the back and keep reading...
We need one person to take overall responsibility for organizing events at the ABF throughout the season on home match days, as well as 3 or 4 people to assist.
· Open the clubhouse 30 minutes before the first game is due to kick off.
· Allocate fields for each team (for everyone's information the field layout can be found at the ABF notice boards)
· Allocate the locker rooms for visiting teams, we now have 4 separate locker rooms with showers.
· Coordinate the fields / games on those weekends, when ASH will also be using the ABF fields.
· Make sure the kitchen is open 30 minutes before the first game and 30 minutes after the last.
· Make sure half-time drinks are available.
· Make sure that the appropriate goals and corner flags are in place on each field before kick-off.
Please volunteer to help with these activities.
For each team we need a couple of people who can referee home games. Obviously, you need some understanding of the rules of The Game - if you do, then please volunteer. We need the coaches on the sideline coaching - not refereeing. Alternatively, please let me know if you know of any older children, sibling or friends who could help here.
For the games of the D or higher teams, we also require an assistant referee (aka linesman) to run the ''line''. If we do not have a volunteer on the match day, the coach will assign someone to do this! So, it may be a good idea if you do not already know the basics, do a bit of homework and learn the offside rule (it's not that complicated!). Try this link for some basics
Parents - please ask your child (children) to read this section, as, in addition to the contribution the coaches and parents to make the KNVB program, the children themselves have some responsibilities:
· Enjoy your soccer - have fun, but ...
· Behave appropriately - both during the matches and during training - Our players are representing the ABF and we (the club, the coaches and your parents) expect you to behave well, to listen to your coaches, respect your teammates and to behave in a sporting manner during the games.
· Respect The Game Officials.
· Play in the position you are asked to play - no complaints from either the player or the parents, please.
· Arrive on time, both for training and games (30 minutes before kick-off) - obviously, for the younger children you’ll need some help from your parents here - but you can make sure you have your kit (uniform), boots, shin guards clean and ready before you leave the house. Make it your responsibility to have these ready the night before the training or the match.
· At the end of training or the match, help collect the equipment and return it to the club house.
Respect the property of the Club.
· At the end of training sessions thank the coaches.
· Collect your trash - empty bottles etc should be removed from the field and placed in the trash bins.
Respect the environment.
· Play fairly and try your best at all times, during Trainings and during the matches, whether you are winning or losing.
Respect your opponents.
We will be appointing a team captain for each team.
· Prompt replies to any e-mail you receive from me, the coaches, or team Parents is essential and would be appreciated.
· Please, make sure we are using an e-mail address that you check regularly. Please, no e-mails/text messages sent on Friday night advising that your child is unavailable to play the next day - it's unfair on the coach and the rest of the team.
· Parents have been known to ground their kids for matches, thus punishing the whole team. Remember that this leaves the whole team hanging.
· Please, inform the Team Parent or Team Manager in advance, if you're unavailable to play on Saturday - usually by 17:00 of the Monday before the Saturday Game.
· Please help the coaches - moving equipment, goals, and corner flags at the end of the games. Do not leave the fields without thanking the coaches - this helps us know that all the players are leaving safely with their parent (s).
· You can check the KNVB website yourself and find the ABF game schedules. Go to www.voetbal.nl,
Select "Clubs and Competitions" and then "Search Club”, type ABF and press enter and you will see The Game schedule for your team. You can also see the league standing at the site. You need to register on the website.
We really appreciate your effort. Keep reading. You are almost there.
The Men’s Team also needs
The ABF 1 should organize:
To avoid serious injuries, during the Men’s training no players from the kid’s teams are allowed.
In case of “Yellow Card” or “Red Card” shown during a KNVB game, the ABF 1 player responsible should pay the financial penalty to the ABF (the penalties are automatically debited by the KNVB from our Club’s account, so it is only fair for the perpetrator to pay back his dues).
The Disciplinary KNVB Soccer Committee (Chairman: Alex Bank) at the ABF has been set as a body to discuss:
Further to the disciplinary measures set by the KNVB itself, the DiscCom may punish a player with additional days away from the KNVB games and/or trainings.
May I kindly remind the new members of some targets set by the ABF Board and the Soccer Committee in connection with the guidelines for the KNVB program:
- Please, inform the Team Parent or Team Manager in advance, if you're unavailable to play on Saturday - usually by 17:00 of the Monday before the Saturday Game.
- Players should be at the field 30 minutes before kick-off, wearing shin guards, soccer boots and the ABF uniform, to warm-up and to discuss positions.
- Players should be at the field 15 minutes before kick-off of training, wearing shin guards and soccer boots.
- Attendance of the training sessions is very important to allow the players to improve their skills and to practice as a team.
- At the end of every Training or Match, please, put everything back in the Clubhouse storage Area.
Do not leave litter - especially plastic bottles - at the fields.
If you park in the ABF parking lot, PLEASE PARK IN THE APPROPRIATE PARKING SPOTS. The curb areas as you enter the parking lot are not legitimate parking spots.
Parking in these spots makes it difficult for other cars to enter/exit the facility and creates a dangerous situation for people walking to and from their cars
ABFSport1: Two summer camps at ABF taking place! Register now on the website ABF sport. NL
ABFSport1: Please lets us know what you think of the club all feedback welcome! email@example.com
ABFSport1: We are looking for people to be on the board of ABF or volunteer to helps us! for info contact us or go to the website!
ABFSport1: KNVB 2013-14 registration now open! See website abfsport.nl for more info!
ABFSport1: Brazilian Summer camp now back! see our website for more info!
ABFSport1: Check out the benches and picnic tables at ABF! Thanks Mark Hasse and the Scouts! great work!!!!
ABF is a volunteer organization. It is completely run by volunteers. Everyone who becomes a member is expected to help out in some way—from coaching to planning events to administering programs to helping set-up or clean-up the fields or courts and so much more. Without volunteers, our club can’t run successful programs. Please let us know how you’d like to help!
If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions, please send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear from you!