The local press, sponsors and other invited guests were treated to an evening of information relating to organizing the Showcase and embarking on studies in the USA.
The CEO of Free Kick Foundation, the SLFA President and PS in the Ministry of Youth and Sports all share their opinion on the importance of this initiative in youth football development, as well as reinforcing the value of education and career building.
Two of the 5 coaches already on island shared some valuable lessons on the requisite qualities in a student athlete being sought by US Coaches.
The 2017 College Player Showcase continues this Friday January 20, 2017 with the following activities.
Coaches’ Clinic Bay
Gardens Hotel Conference Rm 10-11.30am
Student Athlete Symposium CSA Centre, San Soucis
The Coaches’ Clinic is a round table discussion between the foreign and local coaches, and Free Kick Foundation Administrators. Player profiles and the execution of activities scheduled for Saturday and Sunday’s will form the core of this discussion.
The Student Athletic Symposium is open to all interested student athletes and their parents/guardians. Three of the US based Coaches already on island will address the gathering and take questions on the following themes:
1. The US College Environment
2. Academic requirements
3. The role of the local club, coach and parents in getting student athletes ready for the experience