Successful final preliminary 'Play yourself in the eleven'

The final preliminary of ‘Play yourself in the eleven’ during the last May holidays took place on the fields of vv UNO in Hoofddorp. The search for the best players between the age of 6 and 12 started with a training session for all three age categories (D, E and F). Later, the kids were divided into several groups; in the morning, 4 versus 4 and a clinic of Coerver Coaching were on the programme. At 12:30 the talents were hungry and new energy was necessary for the midday trainings; these consisted of the final clinic of Coerver Coaching and 7 versus 7. All the elements combined made sure that the scouts, assistant trainers and Coerver Coaching could select the best eleven players of each age category. After the football programme, the participants got together in the dressing rooms, where they received goodie bags – powered by ELF – and their certificates of participation. At 15:30 the soccer day ended and the winners were announced. Unfortunately some players were disappointed as they were not selected, but they gave everything and showed that every amateur club can be proud of. It was a good day with lots of football and fun, and miraculously the sun started to shine right after the award ceremony!


All selected players will participate during the national finals Saturday 31 May, also on the fields of vv UNO in Hoofddorp. This day, all the kids that were chosen during several preliminaries will battle for the title to become the best eleven (per age category) of the country. Their Photo will be in the national ELF Football Guide and they gain a chance at a spot in the ELF Footballcamps.

Photos of the last preliminary are on the website and Facebook-page of ‘Play yourself in the eleven’. So follow us on social media and like our websites.

We would like to thank ELF, Intlsports, Coerver Coaching, vv UNO and all the participants for the great day!