Ticket sales began this morning for the OSA Coaching Conference on March 23, 2014. This year’s conference will feature a return by Nick Levett, National Development Manager of the English Football Association. He will be joined by Bobo Menze, Head of Youth Development and International Affairs at FC Schalke 04 and Professor Stefano D’Ottavio, Italian player performance specialist.
The National Club Championships, Canada’s premier amateur competitions, were held on Sunday, 14 October. Champions were crowned in four age groups: the senior level (Challenge Trophy and Jubilee Trophy), U-18, U-16 and U-14 youth levels, both on the boys and girls side.
The 2013 Canadian Soccer Association National Championships All Stars showcases concluded on 20 July with Ontario winning all four age groups, U-15 Boys and Girls as well as U-16 Boys and Girls.
The Canadian Soccer Association National Championships All Stars showcase kicks off this Tuesday 16 July and will run through 20 July. The week-long competition features many of Canada’s brightest footballers from the U-15 and U-16 levels.
The solution? Perhaps it is time to consider two separate development streams in Canadian soccer – recreational (which would encompass the vast majority of registrants who play the game) and high performance (which would focus on providing a professional development environment for the small percentage of players and coaches who take the game seriously.)