• Mini soccer information

    Boys and girls from as young as five years old are welcome to start playing football* at the Graaf Willem Minis. The Minis welcome children aged 5 to 7 and the kids are introduced to football and learn the basics. They practice on Sunday mornings from 9.45 till 10.45 hrs and the second year Mini’s are also invited on Wednesdays to train from 15.15 till 16.15 hrs. Ambience, togetherness and equality are the keywords associated with our Mini footy. And of course fun, lots of fun, every single training day. For children who are keen, there is also the possibility of playing in a real Mini team – who play four aside. The so-called Under7s play in the Mini league on Saturday mornings against other clubs in the wider The Hague region.

    Mini-football in practice

    The children are divided, according to age, into groups of about 10 and are coached by head coach Gerard Houwaard. He is assisted by older Youth players and enthusiastic parents who wish to contribute. Children differ greatly from one to another. Where one child will walk onto the pitch with a smile on his face the first time, another will need more time to feel at ease.

    Graaf Willem outfits are not required, but most children think it is cool to wear an actual uniform. Shinguards, however, are obligatory.

    We encourage children to get familiar and comfortable and we welcome each new pupil for a few trial sessions to see if your child enjoys playing. We advise parents to wait for half a season if their child isn’t ready yet and give it another try in due time. Often this period will make children experience football in a very different way.

    Graaf Willem clothing kits are not required, but most children think it is cool to wear an actual jersey or team kit. Shinguards, however, are obligatory.

    Costs and further information

    If decide to sign up as a member after two trial training lessons, the costs are €150 per season & a one-time registration fee (€25). You can register via the registration form: club_aanmelden | Graaf Willem II VAC

    For questions about mini football, please contact the line coordinator mini's Wieke de Vries (06 25 50 80 93/ jongstejeugd-coordinator@graafwillem.nl).

    *in season 2023-2024 children start at the minis if they were born in 2017 and 2018.