Focus shifts to Central Canada after encouraging first M15 ID Camp


The coast-to-coast search for some undiscovered soccer talent is underway and Head Coach Ante Jazic is pleased with what he’s seen at the first Men’s EXCEL U-15 Regional ID Camp.

The three days of training involving talented players from Eastern Canada not currently in professional academy environments wrapped up in Montreal on Thursday and Jazic feels some good first steps have been taken.

“The Men’s EXCEL U-15 Regional ID Camp East showed there is talent coming out of Quebec and the Atlantic provinces,” said Jazic. “The players should be commended for their attitude and effort.”

The search now shifts to Central Canada as the next camp takes place in Toronto next week.

The staff, involving Jazic and Paul Stalteri, both former members of Canada’s Men’s Naitonal Team, will work with a new group of players from 9-12 February.

“We look forward to our upcoming camp in Toronto,” said Jazic. “Historically, Ontario has produced several key contributors to our youth and senior national teams. We expect the 2000 group to continue the trend.”

Started in 2014, the goal of the Men’s EXCEL U-15 Regional ID camps, held in various spots across the country, is not only to identify potential future talents for the National Team Program, but to also help facilitate first steps towards professional training and game environments and to give them a taste of a high performance environment.