Niels Slotboom has been actively coaching for over 10 years, with his first coaching position coming at the age of 16 year while still living in the Netherlands. Slotboom joined the Broncos program in 2015, and in that time has been heavily involved in training and recruiting and retaining players for both Women's and Men's programs at Olds College.
Niels first immigrated to Canada in 2006. He lived in Lethbridge and coached the competitive Lethbridge FC program for roughly 8 years, from grassroots to U18 at all skill levels. Many of his former players are currently active in the Alberta Collegiate Athletics Conference (ACAC) and in national post-secondary athletics leagues. Niels moved to Calgary in 2015, where he has coached a number of different programs. In addition to his role as head coach of both Broncos soccer squads, he is also the Technical Director for Royal West FC, a youth club located in north west Calgary.
"I look forward to the opportunity to lead the Broncos soccer and futsal programs against the top teams in the ACAC," states Slotboom. "I competed in the ACAC for 4 years as a player, which familiarized me with the ACAC landscape. Being appointed to a head coaching position in the ACAC is a testament to the mentors and others who have assisted and taught me along the way."
Slotboom played for two ACAC squads during his career, beginning with the Lakeland Rustlers (2011 – 2013), where he completed his Business Diploma with an Appraisal and Assessment major, and with the Olds College Broncos (2015 and 2016), where he completed professional development courses in Land and Water Resources, and the Land Analyst program.