CUSA Soccer

Wichert De WitWichert De Wit
Club Director / Director of Coaching
Email: wichertdewit@cusasoccer.org

As the Director of Coaching and Club Director for the CUSA Competitive Programs, Wichert De Wit provides guidance and direction for all day to day club operations including: curriculum implementation, player and coach development, parent education, sponsorships, fundraising, and much more. He is dedicated to nurturing and maintaining a player-centered environment implemented by the most experienced and well-rounded coaching staff in Ohio.


Biography:

Wichert started playing soccer at the age of 5 with a local club from his hometown. At the age of 16, Wichert signed a professional youth contract with FC Groningen (Dutch Premier League). After this Wichert played for several semi-professional clubs in the Netherlands before he signed a professional contract to play USL Pro in the United States. He also started his coaching career at age 16 with a local club from his hometown in the Netherlands and knew that as soon as his playing days were over that he wanted to become a full-time coach.

Certification

  • UEFA B
  • UEFA C
  • USSF "B" License
  • USSF "F" License
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching
  • NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma 3

Coaching Experience

  • Centerville High School Boys JVA Head Coach 2017/18 Season
  • CUSA Crew SC Director of Coaching - Youth Program
  • CUSA Crew SC Director of Coaching - Boys Program
  • CUSA Crew SC Director of Goalkeeping
  • CUSA Crew SC Head Coach of several teams
  • Director/Goalkeeper Coach Just4Keepers Ohio
  • Goalkeeper Coach University of Cedarville
  • Goalkeeper Coach Dayton Dutch Lions FC Youth Academy
  • Youth Coach Dayton Dutch Lions FC Youth Academy
  • Goalkeeper Coach FC Groningen (Internship)
  • Youth Coach JV Oostenburg (U6-U18)
  • Volunteer Goalkeeping Coach - University of Dayton Men's Soccer

Playing Experience

  • Dayton Dutch Lions FC - USL Pro (Professional)
  • Drachtster Boys - Hoofdklasse (Semi-Professional)
  • DIO Oosterwolde - 1e Klasse (Semi-Professional)
  • v.v. Gorredijk- 3e Klasse (Amateur)
  • FC Groningen - Eredivisie (Professional)

Awards

  • Best goalkeeper of international tournament with clubs like Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Juventus etc. (2002)
  • Finalist in a U23 tournament with clubs like Boca Juniors, Manchester United, Valencia CF and with players like Carlos Tevez (2005)

Additional Licenses

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Work
  • Bachelor Degree in Sports Education

Additional Experience

  • Program Coordinator 'Soccer for Success' YMCA
  • Supervisor for after school programs based on sports