The Quebec Soccer Federation has announced the launch of two new programs that cater to elite level youth players.
In the first, young players 14 years old (born in 2000) and 15 years ( born in 1999) will have the chance to demonstrate their skills during the “Identification Camps for the National Center for High Performance (Sport Education NTC) .” During these two 3 training sessions players will have the chance to demonstrate their talent in order in hope of being selected for the Sport-Études / NTC.
The program was established to allow Quebec’s best players to gather in one place and to be tested daily by the best players at their age. The basic purpose of the Sport-Études program is to provide student-players the best possible balance of their athletic and academic goals. All conditions (time, infrastructure, medical …) allow players to improve themselves in the best possible environment. Standards of the program are similar to that in the training centres of professional clubs.
The second camp program will consist of three two-hour training sessions and will be held on 24th, 25th and 26th of June and the 1st , 2nd and 3rd of July 2014 at a cost of $ 60 / camp (3 days) or $ 100 for two (6 days).
Moreover, the elite players between the age of 14 and 16 are invited to participate in an Elite Development Camp.
This camp for players from high level for a period of eight days during which players will participate in 16 sessions (two per day) with the staff of Team Quebec. This camp will run Tuesdays 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Thursdays 10, 17. 24 and July 31, 2014. Cost is $ 390 and includes a training kit. The same program is offered to goalkeepers they can also participate in the program for $195 given that they participate in eight sessions or afternoon only. The maximum number of goalkeepers will be limited to twelve participants.
Both camps will take place at Bois-de-Boulogne Sports Centre Laval. Players will be able to enjoy the same facilities as all players from the Quebec teams and Sport-Études / NTC. Both new programs will allow the Quebec Soccer Federation identify new talent who may have slipped through provincial team identification programs.