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 attend practice and games. It is a team commitment and all the players are key to the success of the team. In the 2017-2018 season ABF B, C, D, E and F teams will have trainings on Wednesdays and one other day yet to be determined with professional trainers.
The KNVB league begins with the F division for players born in 2009-2010; match duration: 2x20 minutes (E: 2007-2008, 2x25 min; D: 2005-2006, 2x30 min; C: 2003-2004, 2x35 min; B: 2001-2002, 2x40 min).
We also have a mens ABF1 team has been competing in the Dutch KNVB competitive league since 2006. Prior to enrollment we would ask potential new recruits to participate in a few mid week/Saturday training games. If you are interested in participating please contact the current team manager, Graeme Laws at email@example.com.
The recreational soccer program is for kids at all levels that either want to try the game for the first time or for kids that want to improve their skills. The program that takes place on Saturdays at ABF and is run by volunteer coaches. If you have experience as a coach that is fantastic, but if you are good with kids and first time coach you are just as welcome.
The program includes simple, clear information to develop new skills in a progressive curriculum that is age specific for all players. We do drills, techniques and practice games. We make the teams based on skills levels so everybody gets ball-time and the possibility to participate and have fun.