Sun, Nov


Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 15 Boys national team has resumed training under head coach Stuart Charles Fevrier for the 2019 calendar which involves their participation in the CONCACAF Under 15 Boys Championship at IMG Academy in Florida in August.

The squad is currently training six days per week at the TTFA Home of Football training facilities and will be gearing towards the competition at which they hope to compete against top quality opposition from the Confederation.

“We  resumed in  late January after a full year of training in 2018. We are trying more to focus on the physical base of the players at this time as last year we worked a lot on game understanding for at least seven months,” Fevrier told TTFA Media.

“We are continuing on game understanding but also trying to get them on a higher level tactically, physically more prepared and on becoming more mature as players.

“This tournament in August is very important as it gives is the necessary exposure. We are hoping to give them some additional exposure before we go into the tournament.  It’s not always easy to get these type of matches but we will see what can be worked out to play some foreign opposition or at least play matches against older age group teams locally,” Fevrier added.

“The tournament in Curacao last year was beneficial but I think now we need to see them against stronger opposition either from within Concacaf or even outside of the region. We need to measure ourselves against teams that are consistently playing and performing at a high level.”

Fevrier noted that there has been interest from youth players either based or born in overseas destinations who re eligible of representing Trinidad and Tobago.

“We have had interest from a few players who are eligible to play for the country and we have been having discussions with players from the UK and North America to see what possibilities there may be for them to join the training before we go into competition,” he added.

The current Under 15 T&T boys squad is the group being groomed for the 2021 Under 17 World Cup qualifying campaign.