Soccer Academy Alliance Canada News
ANB International ID Camp A Big Success
From June 4th to June 12th, 2012, The ANB Academy had the privilege of hosting the following European Coaches/Scouts for its fourth International ID Camp at the ANB futbol complex at CDS:
Mr. Gerald Passi, Viarreal FC, Spain
Mr. Guillaume Du Moulin, Euro Futbol Event /Ex. AJ Auxerre, France
Mr. Jean-Phillipe Nallet, Saint-Etienne, France
Mr. Francois Rodrigues, Stade Malherbe Caen, France
Mr. Bob Bennett, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England
Mr. Stefano Calvigioni, Scouting Consultant for AS Rome and Lazio, Italy
On Saturday evening June 12th, 2010, the European Coaches delivered a two hour lecture/open forum on their youth system of development in their respective clubs / federations. To summarize:
- Gerald Passi talked about the recruiting system at Viarreal FC, Spain.
- Bob Bennett talked about the recruiting system at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Club History, and the next phase after relegation.
- Francois Rodrigues elaborated on the strength of Caenís formation system in producing top level professionals.
- Guillaume Du Moulin said that North Americaís football/soccer is in forward motion.
- Stefano Calvigioni Talked about the pyramid of play in Italy, his relationship with pro clubs and highlighted the experience of a young Canadian talent at AS Rome.
For the youth, their overall message was very clear:
- Technique will always be the foundation of the futbol player.
- Age related training is fundamental.
- Higher frequency of training is essential.
- Competitionsí outcomes should reflect the development of the player.
On Saturday & Sunday, the ANB futbol complex at CDS hosted 80 athletes from all over Canada, for 2 days of practical sessions, small sided games, coordination/speed testing (results attached) & full sided games. Find below the coaches comments and recommendations:
- Coach Rodrigues; this was his sixth time in Canada; he was impressed with the improvement level of the ANB players and the good quality players that were from outside the academy specifically among the younger ages.
- Coach Du Moulin; seeing the younger player improvement level, he believes that it is a matter of time for North American players to close to gap.
- Coach Passi; said that the younger group 10 to 14 had players that are more talented than what he has seen in France, which is a good sign for the future. Young players must be monitored on a yearly basis.
- Coach Bennett; will be sending a scout to the Foyle Cup in Ireland (www.foylecup.com) & Keele Cup in the UK to follow on a list of specific players participating in this competition.
The outcome of the INT ID CAMP:
- One player has been formally invited to tryout in Marseille FC reserves in France. Details to follow in a press release.
- Another 2 players to be invited for a one year development at Annecy FC, partner club for Saint-Etienne, France. Details are being worked out as we speak.
- Several players born in 1999 & 1998 are short listed as potential future trialists. ANB to follow up with those players.
- Additional options available for players who are interested in trying out in France and Italy.