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Women's U-15 Team Thread.
« on: June 07, 2018, 12:15:38 AM »
CONCACAF Girls U-15 Championship set for IMG Academy in Bradenton in August.
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The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) has announced the details for the 2018 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship. This year’s girls’ under-15, which will be the largest Concacaf tournament ever for female participants, will feature the participation of a record amount of Concacaf Member Associations and two invited teams from UEFA.

Trinidad and Tobago placed third in the 2014 competition. The current T&T U-15 girls Elite programme has been ongoing for over a year now with head coach Marlon Charles overseeing the preparations of the players with sessions held up to four days per week.

The developmental tournament is scheduled for August 6-13, 2018 at the world-renowned IMG Academy campus in Bradenton, Florida. Concacaf returns to IMG following a successful Boys’ Under-15 Championship held there last year, which featured a record 39 teams from across the Confederation.

“This year’s Girls’ Under-15 Championship exemplifies Concacaf’s commitment to providing access to world class playing environments for more of our young players from across the region,” said Concacaf General Secretary Philippe Moggio. “We’re pleased to return to IMG Academy, and we’re especially excited to see so many young women from across the region get the chance to experience a top-level Concacaf competition. This event will be a positive influence for these girls in both their playing careers and young lives.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Concacaf and its Member Associations back to our campus and community,” said IMG Academy Co-Managing Director Chip McCarthy. “Like Concacaf, our mission is to provide the best opportunities for athletes from around the world and we look forward to seeing their athletes compete on an international stage.”

As part of a year of women’s football in Concacaf that includes the Concacaf Women’s Championship, and the Women’s Under-17 and Under-20 Championship, the expanded Girls’ Under-15 Championship will provide access to international football for over 500 girls from across the Concacaf region, enhancing opportunity for long-term development and growth of the women’s game in the region.

In total, nearly two-thousand female athletes will participate in Concacaf championships this year across the region. Centralized tournaments such as the Girls’ Under-15 Championship and regional qualifying tournaments in the Caribbean and Central America are providing more football for more of Concacaf’s women’s teams across levels, assuring that the region’s women are well served through the One Concacaf philosophy of access to quality football for more Concacaf athletes.

The participating member association, groups, schedule and format of the tournament will be announced in the near future. To ensure sporting balance and fully leverage this unique development opportunity for the full contingent of young Concacaf and invited players, member associations will be divided into divisions. All will be guaranteed a minimum number of competitive matches during the week-long competition.

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Re: Women's U-15 Team Thread.
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 12:57:41 AM »
"The current T&T U-15 girls Elite programme has been ongoing for over a year now with head coach Marlon Charles overseeing the preparations of the players with sessions held up to four days per week."
Would anyone know where were these training sessions held. Were the young women housed, room & board, how were they attending school and prepping for exams etc..How was this training administered, received, who were the selects,on what criteria were they selected. Where are they from, how many were selected, how was it funded. Getting people together for a National team, consisting of young school age kids, especially during school time for training for fours days a week is quite a lot, even for a club team, would like to know how it was managed. After a year, I would definitely would hope for better results than previous tournaments, otherwise, either the TTFA media is exaggerating the worthiness of the program, or the program admin, staff, selectors and possibly the type of program itself needs to be reorganized  - I have a slight suspicion there could be some measure of exclusivity, as many National teams suffer some measure of this, due to funding.  Given our country and sports financial state of affairs over the last year, I doubt we could have done this program and effectively include all the best potential athletes. Any info would be appreciated. Maybe the details were posted before, I'm not sure.

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Re: Women's U-15 Team Thread.
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 09:49:20 AM »
From my limited knowledge they are not housed anywhere. They go to training after school and on weekends. The Tobago players fly down and back up Sat. and Sun. Not totally certain if they travel a day in the week too.

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Re: Women's U-15 Team Thread.
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2018, 03:52:01 AM »
T&T Under 15 Girls continue preparations for CONCACAF Championship at IMG in August.
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Trinidad and Tobago’s Under 15 Girls Team head coach Marlon Charles will reduce his roster to twenty five players on Friday as he approaches the final selection of the squad to participate at the CONCACAF Under 15 Girls Championship at IMG Academy, Bradenton in August.

Charles has been overseeing the preparations of the squad through the TTFA/NLCB Elite Youth development programme.

This time around, T&T will come up against Caribbean opposition having previously suffered heavy losses to United States, Mexico and Haiti, pulling off a 4-0 win over Dominican Republic at the 2016 CONCACAF U-15 Championship.

“This time we will be in one of the lower tiers which was actually a suggestion put forward and not because of our previous performance,” Charles told TTFA Media. “We will be playing against Curacao, Bermuda and Barbados. t’s actually better for us as I think it will give our girls who are still relatively new to the game and early in their development, an opportunity to compete against teams of a similar level.

“At this stage i am happy with where we have progressed to from a technical standpoint and at present we are working more on their tactical awareness and understanding. We have 35 players in training at the moment and I will be cutting the squad to 25 on Friday before really working towards the final selection of eighteen players for the competition in August,” Charles stated.

In terms of the competition itself, Charles is eager to take the team into action.

“This competition is really about development and I am pleased that Concacaf has maintained it because they realise the importance of it as it really is a feeder into the Under 17 Women’s Qualifiers that takes place again in two years. We have to be more on time when it comes to early development and this competition will help us to get the girls out there in terms of the much needed exposure and experience that is necessary,” Charles said.

The T&T squad currently includes four players from the previous Under 15 team and will also see Spain-based player Hayley Richards joining the contingent next month. She was born in Spain to Trinidadian parents and is currently playing at school level there.

The 2018 Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship will be held from August 6-13 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

This will be the largest Concacaf tournament ever for female participants and will feature a record number of Concacaf Member Associations as well as two invited teams from UEFA.

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In total, nearly two-thousand female athletes will participate in Concacaf championships this year across the region. Centralized tournaments such as the Girls’ Under-15 Championship and regional qualifying tournaments in the Caribbean and Central America are providing more football for more of Concacaf’s women’s teams across all levels, assuring that the region’s women are well-served through the One Concacaf philosophy of access to quality football for more Concacaf athletes.

To ensure sporting balance and fully leverage this unique development opportunity for the full contingent of young Concacaf and invited players, member associations will be divided into divisions. All will be guaranteed a minimum number of competitive matches during the week-long competition.

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Re: Women's U-15 Team Thread.
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 12:41:38 AM »
Under 15 Girls keep on working ahead of CONCACAF Championship.
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Trinidad and Tobago Elite Women development head coach Marlon Charles believes the ability to host residential training camps for National Teams at the TTFA Home of Football Player Accommodation Hotel will be a tremendous boost to the current programme he is overseeing at the TTFA/NLCB Elite Youth development programme.

At present, Charles is overseeing a training programme which sees close to forty under 15 girls assembling at the Ato Boldon Stadium four days a week for sessions. And the squad comprises of players from various communities in Trinidad and Tobago. Efforts are made by the TTFA to offer support to those needing to reach the venue while parents are also behind their young ones s the seek to seal an opportunity of representing the country.

“We are seeing the progress of the player accommodation hotel every time we assemble for training and it is a definitely a good sight. I believe this will ease a lot of the issues we have in terms of having players coming to the venue for training and then having to sometimes leave here when the sun goes down. With the hotel it means we can now have the players in a more comfortable and conducive environment. They can eat well, they can stay together in a decent environment and it will also give us more time with them,” Charles told TTFA Media. “And with the training fields less than a stone throw away, it means we can then walk to and from training. It gives us as coaches more options as it relates to carrying out sessions and training camps,” Charles said.

The current squad includes thirty five players and Charles will finalise a team to travel to Bradenton, Florida for the CONCACAF U-15 Girls Championship next month.

“Things are going pretty good. The girls are responding well and trying as we are asking them to give full commitment and effort in training. This is the competition phase because the tournament is close by. We are focusing on the principles of attack at the moment,” Charles said.

He is looking forward to seeing the team compete at the championship next month.

“The competition is about development. It is an opportunity for them to compete against the opponents we will face and this will be interesting for us. We are giving everyone a fair chance now and their selection is in their hands right now. We train Mondays. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. We try to play every Saturday. We concentrate on fitness and tactical work during the week, Each player needs to understand what they need to do when they have possession.

“We are all excited about the current programme as we have players from across both islands and this is exactly what development is about As an elite player they have to put out a lot of effort and work to improve and get to a certain level. We are continuing to work closely with them because there is a lot to be done still from a technical standpoint,” Charles said.

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