The Growth of a Game Utrecht Skills Camp

Location: Utrecht, Netherlands Dates: September 9-10, 2017
Field: Sportpark Overvecht Noord Ages: 15+
Cost: Players: €99, Coaches: €79  







The Growth of a Game, will be hosting its first annual American football camp in Utrecht, Netherlands from September 8th-10th, 2017.

The camp, known as “The Growth of a Game Utrecht Skills Camp”, will be an annual camp with the intent to improve the level of players from around the region. Players and coaches from all across Europe will visit Utrecht for the camp, and upwards of 100 players are expected to be in attendance.

The Growth of a Game Utrecht Skills Camp will be led by several of the top coaches in Europe, including Spencer Wood, offensive coordinator for the Munich Cowboy in Germany; Sebastian Serrano, head coach for the Portuguese National TeamHugo Pointillart, offensive line coach for the Hämeenlinna Huskies in Finland; Wouter van den Boogaard, head coach for the Dutch Junior National Team; René Pollart, head coach of the Utrecht Dominators in the Netherlands; Mike Brown, defensive coordinator for the Gießen Golden Dragons in Germany; and Corné Heijnen, wide receivers coach for the Dutch 010 Rotterdam Trojans.

The camp will focus on skill development for all players 15 and over. Players of all positions are welcome. In addition to player development, the coaching staff will also be providing instruction to beginner and intermediate coaches in the form of on-field work, film study, and a private coaching clinic. Players from as many as 15 countries will be present.

Discount codes for hotel rooms at the Ibis Utrecht are provided at the bottom of the page.

Camp t-shirts will be included in the sign-up cost for players and will be provided during registration. Players will wear t-shirts, shorts, and football cleats – no shoulder pads or helmets.

This camp is made possible by the contributions of various partners, including the Utrecht Dominators, Battle Sports, Cramer Sports Medicine, and Champro Sports.

*Note: There will be a special coaches’ clinic for all participating coaches on Friday, September 8th from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Please review the schedule below.


Spencer Wood – Quarterbacks

Offensive Coordinator, Munich Cowboys (Germany)

Corné Heijnen – Wide Receivers

Wide Receivers Coach, 010 Rotterdam Trojans (Netherlands)

Mike Brown – Running Backs

Defensive Coordinator, Gießen Golden Dragons (Germany)

Wouter van den Boogaard – Offensive Line

Head Coach, Dutch Junior National Team

Hugo Pointillart – Defensive Line

Offensive Line Coach, Hämeenlinna Huskies (Finland)

Sebastian Serrano – Linebackers

Head Coach, Portuguese National Team

René Hollart – Defensive Backs

Head Coach, Utrecht Dominators (Netherlands)


Friday – September 8th

5:00pm-8:00pm – Coaches’ Clinic (Overview/Practice schedule) *Coaches only*

Saturday – September 9th

7:30am-9:00am – Player Registration

9:00am-9:30am – Film/Walk-through

9:30am-12:00pm – Training

12:00pm-2:00pm – Break & Lunch

2:00pm-2:30pm – Film/Walk-through

2:30pm-5:00pm – Training

Sunday – September 10th

9:00am-9:30am – Film/Walk-through

9:30am-12:00pm – Training

12:00pm-1:00pm – Film & Closing remarks

1:30pm-2:30pm – Lunch

2:30pm – Camp ends



Local Airports: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (0:40 away, Airport code: AMS), Rotterdam Airport (0:50 away, Airport code: RTM), & Eindhoven Airport (0:55 away, Airport code: EIN)

Field Address

American Footballclub Utrecht Dominators
Manitobadreef 4
3565 CH Utrecht

Lunch will be provided at the field to all players and coaches for €8.00 per meal on Saturday and Sunday.

Recommended Accommodation


Bizetlaan 1
3533 KC Utrecht

Discount code: “The Growth of a Game Utrecht Skills Camp”


Additional info: The Hotel ibis Utrecht is the recommended accommodation for coaches. Free parking and wifi are included. Breakfast is available on-site.


Phone: +39 35 422 0074

E-mail: [email protected]


Neude 5
3512 AD Utrecht

Discount code: “GOAG10”

Rate: A 10% discount will be applied to the price of your room if you book using the discount code “GOAG10”.

Additional info: Stayokay Hostel Utrecht is the recommended accommodation for players. Price includes free wifi. Breakfast can be purchased separately.


Phone: +31 30 75 01 830

E-mail: [email protected]






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