2017 Fall Showcase and Identification Camp
For the second time this year, the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) will be hosting a College Showcase and Identification Camp for Turks and Caicos Islands players, age 16+ years. On November 30th to December 3rd, five American College Football Coaches will be visiting the TCIFA National Academy in Providenciales to conduct technical and tactical training sessions and, additionally assess the Youth Players during competitive matches.
The objective of this event is for the Coaches to identify players for football scholarships to Universities in the United States. In the February 2017 edition of this event, Makenson Cadet, one of our youth players who developed through the TCIFA Grassroots and Youth Academies, was awarded a full Football Scholarship to ASA College, in Miami Florida. He’s just completed his first full season there and was selected as a Member of the All Conference Second Team, which in essence meant he was one of the top 22 players with the Conference in which his team competed.
The team of coaches comprise of Juan Carlos Gonzalez (Men’s Coach at ASA College Miami), Bart Sasnett (Men’s Coach at Daytona State College), Kyle Beard (Men’s Coach at Faulkner University in Alabama), Munga Eketebi (Men’s Coach at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale Florida), and Eric Dobrzanski (Women’s Coach at Johnson and Wales University).
General Secretary of the TCIFA, Oliver A. Smith, in commenting on the Camp indicated “this initiative is a recognition of the TCIFA of the need to create player pathways for our elite players so that they can receive the necessary intense training and competitive games that are critical to their development. We have seen the success of this with players like Billy Forbes and Marco Fenelus who have both gone on to play at the professional level and we are optimistic that we have the talent in our Youth Programs to repeat that all to the benefit of the growth of football in the TCI”.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday November 30th
4:30pm-06:00pm – Technical Session
Friday Dec 1
04:00pm-06:00pm Boys game
Saturday Dec 2
10:00am-12:00pm Tactical Session
01:00pm-03:00pm Meet the Parents
04:00pm-6:00pm Girls Game