The weekend dates in September will provide participants an opportunity to be trained by some of the region's top instructors on various aspects of the game which would be part of the normal curriculum within the ETC Program. SIGMA General Director Constantine Smyrniotis believes this to be a positive initiative for all, "In the end the players will receive a few training sessions at no cost, in a fun yet educational environment by our experienced staff. On the flipside our technical team will have a good opportunity to identify new talent for our fall/winter long training programs. In the end it is important to understand that this is not a tryout, but a means of introducing people to our organization and to our style of development which up until now has been very successful in supporting players to the next level of the game! Last year's Talent Days attracted many quality participants who went on to become part of the ETC Program, and I am confident of the same this year"
At SIGMA, 2010 has been a great year for all the the divisions of development. SIGMA FC home to 6 teams from U13 to Men's is having a successful second season as a full time program with teams and players flourishing on and off the pitch. Just this past July, SIGMA also hosted the 6th annual International ID Camps with guest coaches from Club Brugge, AZ Alkmaar, Sparta Rotterdam and Real Mallorca. According to SIGMA Technical Director, Bobby Smyrniotis ,as a member of SIGMA the players are not only involved in a successful environment of development they are also exposed to a vast knowledge of trainers and international experience. " We have a wealth of trainers visiting us every year along with the annual tours of SIGMA groups to Europe for friendly matches and training camp. This is a tradition we will look to buid upon this season with one of the ETC groups as well. This is what makes the talent days so special. Many times we will discover a boy we have not seen before who fits into the SIGMA philosophy and that is great for both the young boy and SIGMA".
The Talent days will be for players born in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002, 2003 and 2004. Each group of players will be training with various SIGMA coaches for a few sessions.
|Sunday September 12||Hershey Soccer Fields (outdoor), Mississauga|
|2004, 2003, 2002, 2001||10:00am – 11:30am|
|2000, 1999, 1998, 1997||11:30am - 1:00pm|
|Sunday September 19||Hershey Soccer Fields (outdoor), Mississauga|
|2004, 2003, 2002, 2001||6:00pm – 7:15pm|
|2000, 1999, 1998, 1997||7:15pm - 8:45pm|
All players wishing to participate in The "Talent Days" must complete out the Expression of Interest Form. Select "Talent Days" in the drop down menu. Walk-ons will not be permitted.
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