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Coach Fleming visits NTC Québec

Posted on 22 October 2008 in National Training Centres

Canada’s staff coach Sean Fleming is in Laval, QC this week scouting players for the national-team program. His visit is part of the regularly-scheduled scouting trips to Canada’s five National Training Centres.

“It is always great to come and watch the players in the Centres to monitor their progress and see how hard they have been training," said coach Fleming. "It will be beneficial to see the players from different locations compete. It also adds some more incentive for the players to do well.” More

Scouting schedule announced for National Training Centres

Posted on 29 September 2008 in National Training Centres

The Canadian Soccer Association has announced its National Training Centres scouting schedule for the 2008-09 season. The schedule features visits to all five centres across Canada by the Canadian Soccer Association's coaching staff.

The Association's coaching staff will make visits to each of the National Training Centres to evaluate the player pool across the country. There are three or four visits to each centre, starting with the 29 September visit to British Columbia. Scouting visits will continue throughout the season, finishing up with the 3 May visit to the Atlantic. Players are evaluated throughout the season for future selection to Canada's youth and development teams. More

Hart, Rosenfeld assess talent during NTC Ontario scouting weekend

Posted on 3 March 2008 in National Training Centres

National-team coaches Stephen Hart and Bryan Rosenfeld completed a recent scouting weekend at the National Training Centre Ontario. Hart and Rosenfeld assessed some of Canada's elite male female teenaged players from Ontario from 1-3 March.

"Overall the players enthusiasm and attitude was fantastic," says Stephen Hart, who also serves as Canada's men's U-17 coach. "Considering the National Training Centre is not a team, the playing relationships between players was well balanced. I would rather not call names at this point, as it will be unfair to judge after observing players for just two days. Several players, however, showed good technical ability under pressure." More

Dasovic makes visit to training centre in Vancouver

Posted on 27 February 2008 in National Training Centres

National-teams coach Nick Dasovic completed his visit to the National Training Centre British Columbia this week. Dasovic assessed some of Canada's elite male and female teenaged players from British Columbia on 24 and 26 February in Vancouver, BC.

"This is my second time scouting at the NTC B.C.," says Dasovic. "I can say that there was an improvement in most of the players which is a sign that they are working hard and grasping what their coaches are asking of them both technically and tactically. We did a group session with the 1992-93 group and I felt that the players reacted well to what was demanded of them and the session was done at a good tempo." More

Fleming concludes visit to Prairies Training Centre

Posted on 26 February 2008 in National Training Centres

National-team development coach Sean Fleming wrapped up a three-day scouting session at the Prairies National Training Centre in Edmonton, AB. Fleming assessed some of Canada's elite male and female teenaged players from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. "The weekend was very well organized," says Fleming. "There were three competitive games for the males and females. The matches were playd with great attitude and there were some excellent performances." More

Birarda concludes visit to Québec Training Centre

Posted on 22 February 2008 in National Training Centres

National-team coach Bob Birarda wrapped up a three-day scouting trip at the Québec National Training Centre in Montréal, QC. Birarda flew in from Vancouver, BC to watch some of Canada’s elite male and female teenaged players. "It was an exciting few days watching both the boys and girls play at NTC Québec," said Birarda. "Rudy Doliscat and his staff have done an excellent job in putting together a program that is helping players develop a comfort on the ball and that is also setting a professional standard for training behaviors." More

National Training Centre scouting dates

Posted on 18 February 2008 in National Training Centres

The Canadian Soccer Association will host its next round of scouting dates at its national training centres this week at the centres in British Columbia, Québec and the Prairies. The scouting visits take place 20-22 February in Montréal, 22-24 February in Burnaby, BC, and 25-27 February in Edmonton, AB. Nick Dasovic will visit the centre in British Columbia, Stephen Hart the centre in Québec, and Sean Fleming the centre in the Prairies.

These dates are the third or fourth visits to three of the five national training centres across Canada. The other two centres are located in Ontario and the Atlantic. The 2007-08 scouting season at these five centres started in September and continues through early May. More

NTC Prairies Christen New Facility in Saskatoon

Posted on 12 January 2006 in National Training Centres

Ottawa, Ontario - Soccer will be at the forefront this weekend in Saskatchewan as the Canadian Soccer Association's National Training Centre-Prairies heads to Saskatoon for their National Training Centre scouting weekend.

From Friday, January 13 until Sunday, January 15, the best of the best will attend a weekend to show off their elite soccer skills in front of our nations most renowned scouts - all in Saskatoon's newest and latest sport soccer facility. CSA's National Staff Coach, Sean Fleming has identified this weekend as an “excellent opportunity to give all major stakeholders a chance to develop their skills and it's been a great working relationship with the Saskatoon District and the SSA.” The weekend will host not only players, coaches and referees from its home province, Saskatchewan but also from Alberta and Manitoba. More

National Scouting Weekends Acoss Canada

Posted on 23 February 2005 in National Training Centres

Vaughan, Ontario –Men's Youth (U20) Head Coach Dale Mitchell will be scouting players at the National Training Centre of Ontario following his triumphant return from Honduras where the National Youth Team qualified for the FIFA World Youth Championship Netherlands 2005 in Holland later this June. The games will all be played at the Ontario Soccer Centre 7601 Martin Grove Road on the 11-a-side indoor field.

“I am looking forward to my first visit of the year to the NTC-Ontario, as it will be the ideal opportunity to evaluate players for the upcoming camps and tours; in particular the Dallas Cup where the 1987 Boys will be competing in the U19 Super Group,” said Mitchell “Hopefully the players can make a positive impact through their performances in the games.” More

Second National Scouting Weekend Hosted By NTC-BC

Posted on 30 September 2004 in National Training Centres

Vaughan, Ontario – On the heals of the first scouting weekend at the NTC-Prairies in Edmonton, Alberta, Men's U17 Head Coach Stephen Hart and National Goalkeeping Coach Kevin Muldoon will be scouting players at the BC Training Centre in Vancouver, BC, from Friday, October 1 to Sunday, October 3, 2004 at the Heritage Woods, Port Moody and UBC.

Derek Possee, Director of the NTC-BC will join Hart and Muldoon, along with NTC-BC Staff Coaches Michael Findlay and Mark Parker.

“I am looking forward to see the player's in British Columbia, especially following a successful weekend in the NTC-P where many of the players stepped up to the challenge.” said Hart. “Derek Possee and his staff have made all the necessary arrangements for another successful weekend. His staff are look forward to showcasing the BC players who have been eager for this visit for sometime, knowing full well of the upcoming tours for both the men's and women's teams in the next few months. More

NTC-Prairies Host First National Scouting Weekend

Posted on 23 September 2004 in National Training Centres

Vaughan, Ontario – Canadian Men's Under-17 Head Coach Stephen Hart and National Goalkeeping Coach Kevin Muldoon will be scouting players at the Prairies Training Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, from Friday September 24 to Sunday September 26, 2004 at the Edmonton Soccer Complex (#14920, 142nd St.). Sean Fleming, National Staff Coach & Director of the NTC-P will join Hart and Muldoon, along with NTC-P Staff Coaches Rattan Bahia (Saskatchewan), George Brady (Alberta), Bert Goldberger (Alberta), Percy Hoff (Saskatchewan), Peter Malakoane (Alberta), Stuart Neely (Manitoba), and Neil Turnbull (Alberta) who are all looking forward to the first time they will see the new additions to the NTC program. The players will gather from all three provinces to compete against one another and veterans of the program. With upcoming international competition for our National Teams between November 2004 and May 2005, the National Scouting Weekends will become even more crucial for staff to monitor the progress of identified players. The players will be able to showcase their abilities interact with staff to for an overall picture of the National Team Program across the country. More

NTC Prairies Director, Sean Fleming Visits Saskatoon

Posted on 20 September 2004 in National Training Centres

Director of the National Training Center – Prairies, Sean Fleming paid a visit to Saskatchewan as part of his scouting and grass roots development responsibilities. After arriving in Saskatoon on September 10, Mr. Fleming hosted a session for forty-five eleven and twelve-year-old boys. Assisted by local coaches and the Regional Training Centre staff, the boys were put through a highly active practice session that covered basic passing, receiving and attacking skills. When the practice was over, the boys were divided into five teams and played several games against each other. More

NTC Men's Selections from National All-Star's

Posted on 30 July 2004 in National Training Centres

With the conclusion of the Boys National All-Star's in Surrey, BC last week, where the Quebec Provincial Team completed the double by winning the Under-14 and Under-16 Gold Medals in extra time, the National Coaching Staff finalized the list of players selected to the National Training Centre's located across the country. The National Coaching Staff in attendance to scout were Director of Coaching and Player Development Ray Clark, Canadian Men's Under-17 Team Head Coach Stephen Hart, CSA Staff Coach and NTC Prairies Director Sean Fleming, and CSA Staff Coach and Technical Programs Manager David Benning.

In the Final, Ontario's Jarrett Hamilton blew past Quebec's Guillaume Rochon on the left hand side and drew centre back Oliveir Lacoste-Lebuis out of the middle to deliver a well placed cross for forward Peter Dimitrakopoulos to strike the ball past Marc Andre Laplante in the 21st minute. Berian Gobeil tied the game for Quebec in the 29th minute when Ontario was unable to clear the ball. Chris Tshibangu scored on a header at the near post, on a free kick just outside the penalty area on the right-hand side in the first half of overtime, giving Quebec the gold medal. More

Mitchell & Muldoon To Attend NTCP

Posted on 6 April 2004 in National Training Centres

Ottawa, Ontario - Canada's Men's U-20 National Team Head Coach Dale Mitchell and National Goalkeeper Coach Kevin Muldoon will travel to Edmonton for a scouting weekend at the National Training Centre Prairies from Thursday, April 9 to Sunday, April 11.

The NTC-P Director Sean Fleming would like to extend an invitation to the soccer community to meet Mitchell at an informal reception and social on Thursday, April 8th, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.

One of the finest goal scorers Canada has ever produced Mitchell scored 19 goals in 55 internationals, 43 goals in the North American Soccer League for the Portland Timbers and Montreal Manic, and 37 goals for Vancouver 86ers of the Canadian Soccer League. He played for Canada in the 1984 Olympic Games and in the 1986 World Cup Finals. More

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