About Us

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The Houston Dutch Lions FC is a Youth Soccer Club based in Conroe, Texas, for all players looking to improve their skills and cultivate a love for soccer. Our goal is to develop young players to reach their maximum potential by utilizing the highly successful Dutch soccer philosophy.

The Houston Dutch Lions FC is run by a Dutch Family who has a great passion for soccer. The Houston Dutch Lions FC is a franchise of the Dutch Lions Capital Group USA, founded in 2009 by Erik Tammer and Mike Mossel. The Dutch Capital Group has ownership in eight other Dutch Lions FC clubs in the USA: Dayton Dutch Lions FC (2010, Men’s and Women’s team – 4th and 2nd level), Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC (2013, Men’s team – 4th level), Florida Gulf Coast Dutch Lions FC (2015, Women’s team – 2nd level – and Youth Academy), New York Dutch Lions FC (2017, Men’s team, exhibition games, Women’s team – 2nd level), Miami Dutch Lions FC (2019, Men’s team – 4th level), Chicago Dutch Lions FC (2020, Men’s team, 4th level, 2xWomen’s team – 2nd level), Oceanside Dutch Lions FC (2020, Women’s team – 2nd level) and Washington Dutch Lions FC (2021, Women’s team, 2nd level). They also co- founded and co-owned FC Cincinnati (MLS).

The Houston Dutch Lions FC Franchise is led by majority owner Martin Kroeze and executed by his sons Dennis Kroeze and Robbert Kroeze. Martin Kroeze has been involved on the board of Eredivisie Club (1st division) Willem II in the Netherlands for several years and was an interim Technical Director of the club. Dennis and Robbert Kroeze had the experience to play for College teams in Ohio, and both Maintained an MBA in Business and Sports Management.

Our Mission

Our mission is to develop young players to reach their maximum potential in soccer and create a unique family atmosphere amongst the players and parents within the club. The Houston Dutch Lions FC focuses on positive coaching to generate confidence in the young players that will last a lifetime. We are ambitious to teach the children all the fundamentals of soccer that they need to accelerate their soccer careers.

Our Vision

We believe our unique combination of technical, tactical, physical, and mental development will give kids (and their parents) the very best chance to reach their potential. And when players go through our academy system we have partnerships with the other Dutch Lions FC Franchises (USL, PDL, NPSL, WPSL, and MLS) to get them to the next level of their soccer career. At the Houston Dutch Lions FC, the future is yours.

Our Values

The Houston Dutch Lions FC is a program that will grow your player both on and off the field. Along with our soccer training, we provide guidance utilizing our five core values:

Respect

We treat our team members, customers, partners, and suppliers with mutual respect and sensitivity, recognizing the importance of diversity. We respect all individuals and value their contributions.

Integrity

Every relationship begins with trust and an appreciation for the common goals—our commitment to always do the right thing in our interactions with our members.

Communication

We will provide the full information required. We will communicate openly and sincerely. We appreciate feedback.

Team Work

When people work together, they can create something greater than themselves as individuals.

Improvement

We continuously design our culture to bring out the best in each individual for them to reach their full potential from both an individual and team perspective.