OG Heroes

Every athlete, coach, or club shares a passion. A burning desire. A persistent drive to achieve something at all costs. It is the fuel to chase their goals and dreams and make them come true. Meet the OG Heroes! We give them a stage to share their drive and passion, but also to tell their connection to OG.

"A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement"

Kayin Kleefstra

Geboortedatum 09-01-1997
Geboorteplaats Leeuwarden
Discipline Owner 1on1Panenka & Soccer School Panenka
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Soccer School Panenka consists of organizing extra training for field players and goalkeepers, organizing soccer days at different soccer clubs, giving clinics at schools, and holding soccer birthdays. Panenka also works for soccer clubs to train trainers through trainer courses and to support the youth department by transferring knowledge and experience.

"A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement"

After the acquisition of Soccer School Panenka was a reality, Kayin has been constantly brainstorming on how to achieve his dream. From many ideas and dreams to working step by step towards his goals. Kayin found out very quickly that it had to be done step by step. What is the biggest priority and how do you work towards it? In this way, Kayin works towards his goal! Taking focused action to reach his (dream) goal.

Career highlights 
Kayin's highlight in his career as a footballer was his stint at De Graafschap in the summer of 2020. In Kayin's career as a trainer/coach, his highlight was taking over Voetbalschool Panenka and starting his own business called "The Panenka Academy" in January 2021.

Habits before the match 
Good preparation is important to Kayin. He tries to have a good breakfast and rest. A banana + a bottle of water is always in his gym bag before the match.

Dream (Career)
Kayin dreams of having his own Academy complex. He also wants to become one of the most famous soccer trainers in the Netherlands. He wants to achive this by standing out online and being active offline in several places with his academy.

In his sparetime, Kayin likes to be with his friends and family. Playing games or tennis/padel.

Guilty pleasure 
Listening to Dutch music. Acda and de Munnik, Bløf etc.

Career in years
3rd-year CIOS Trainer/Coach Football student
Coordinator Soccer School Panenka
Player Blauw Wit '34 1, 1st class Saturday

MBO 4 CIOS Trainer/Coach Football diploma
UEFA B/TC 2 diploma
1st year ALO student at the Hanze University Groningen
Coordinator Voetbalschool Panenka
Player Blauw Wit '34 1, 2nd class Saturday
Promotion to 1st class Saturday

Coordinator soccer school Panenka
Player Blauw Wit '34 1st class Saturday

Graduate of the ALO
HBO education (temporarily) ended
Establishment 1on1Panenka
Take-over soccer school Panenka

Establishment of The Panenka Academy

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Everyone can be a Hero! You are a Hero if you start driving on clean fuels because you think we should be kinder to our planet. But athletes are heroes too, every athlete shares a passion, a burning desire. It is the fuel to pursue their goals and dreams and make them come true.