Craig Dalrymple Richard Grootscholten

Meet Richard Grootscholten

Richard Grootscholten has been the head coach and technical director of the Whitecaps FC Residency program for the past year, leading the expansion of the program from one U-18 team to a total of 71 young players training hard to improve and attain a professional career.

A successful coaching history with youth development in the Netherlands makes Grootscholten the ideal leader to produce future stars for both Whitecaps FC and for Canada. Knowing the European game and being able to blend that with a more Canadian style is a key to what makes him distinctive in his field.

Watch below to see why he is one of the best out there.

Learn more about the Whitecaps FC Residency program at


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