Four camps in progress this January

With the new season underway, the Canadian Soccer Association already has four national programs training in this month of January. The men’s U-23 (Olympic), women’s U-20 and women’s U-17 teams have all been in action this week while the men’s national team meets up this weekend to begin its 15-day January camp.
The multiple camps are part of the Association’s renewed dedication to the youth programs. This year, Canada is scheduled to operate 10 national teams from the U-15 through national levels. Canada will also host two home games each for the men’s and women’s national programs in 2010.

With the new season underway, the Canadian Soccer Association already has four national programs training in this month of January. The men’s U-23 (Olympic), women’s U-20 and women’s U-17 teams have all been in action this week while the men’s national team meets up this weekend to begin its 15-day January camp.
The multiple camps are part of the Association’s renewed dedication to the youth programs. This year, Canada is scheduled to operate 10 national teams from the U-15 through national levels. Canada will also host two home games each for the men’s and women’s national programs in 2010.

Both the men’s national and men’s U-23 teams will actually overlap for an evening in Ft. Lauderdale. The U-23 team is at the tail-end of a weeklong camp which began 11 January. and culminated in a closed door game with the Honduran National Team on Friday 16 January. The men’s national team will train from 18-28 in Ft. Lauderdale, USA and then fly to Kingston, Jamaica on 29 January.

Canada faces Jamaica in an international friendly match on 31 January at the National Soccer Stadium. The Canada-Jamaica match will kick off at 18.00 local time.

On the women’s side, the U-17 team has been training at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan, ON while the U-20 team has been training at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. On Monday 18 January, the U-20 team will shift travel to Guatemala to take part in the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship.

Canada faces Costa Rica on 20 January, Cuba on 22 January and host Guatemala on 24 January in the group phase of the competition. The eight-team tournament runs through to the final on 30 January. The top-three teams from the competition will qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Germany 2010.

The four camps will have featured 88 athletes, including Canadian U-20 Players of the Year Nana Attakora and Chelsea Stewart. Attakora is the lone player taking part in both the men’s U-23 and men’s full national camps. Stewart, meanwhile, is one of 23 players in the women’s U-20 camp fighting for one of the 20 final spots on the Canadian roster for next week’s CONCACAF championship.

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