A Trinidad and Tobago National Under 15 (Boys) squad is currently in training for the inaugural CONCACAF Under 15 Championships which kicks off in the Cayman Islands on August 13th.
T&T is one of 20 countries from across the Caribbean and Central America which will compete in the inaugural Concacaf Under-15 Championship, to be held in the Cayman Islands, August 14 – 25, 2013 as announced on Monday.
Trinidad and Tobago footballers from the East Zone, winners of the recently concluded Under-15 Copa Coca Cola Zonal finals, will be leaving shortly for the 2010 Copa Coca Cola Football Tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Chaz Burnett, Josh Burnett, Jassiem Wahtuse and Earnest Mitchell were born in the United States through Trinidadian parentage and would love the chance to play for Trinidad and Tobago one day.
To many of us, the future of our football seems to be based upon the recent past and the present state of affairs, vis-a-vis World Cup results and a presence of a new slate of technocrats at the helm who are attempting to improve the quality of the current stars. Both aspects of assessment are relevant to the future, the first being an analysis of what went wrong and how it should be corrected. The second is the positive move by the present coaching staff to look towards a number of youngsters for a better performance at the training sessions and matches leading up to the Digicel Gold Cup tournament in Martinique later this year. But we should not ignore that the development process must take place in the teenagers who are now being given the opportunity to express themselves and demonstrate how the large number of young coaches are working towards a better class of footballer for the next decade.
The T&T Football Federation (TTFF) will host screening sessions for the national Under-15 team this weekend as it continues its youth development programme in preparation for future FIFA tournaments.
Head coach Dion La Foucade of the La Foucade Footballing Clinic, is calling on the government for financial support, as he strives to help in the development of football in T&T. La Foucade yesterday concluded a one week long clinic, in association with the Manchester United’s Academy, for children ages five-18 at the St Mary’s Ground, Serpentine Road St Clair. The local coach said while the clinic was a success, he was unable to get a sponsor, which placed a heavy financial burden on himself.
T&T suffered mixed results on the opening day of the 2010 Copa Coca Cola Football Tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina, yesterday.