SECOND INTERNATIONAL ID CAMP WAS A BIG SUCCESS
20, 2010 (RELEASE) --
ANB Academy is pleased to announce the success of its 2nd International ID Camp
with technique, development and recruiting as some of the many highlights of
From June 8th to June 13th, 2010, The ANB Academy had the privilege of hosting
the following European Coaches for its second International ID Camp at the ANB
futbol complex at CDS:
Coach Francois Rodrigues, SM Caen, French Ligue 2
Coach Sebastien Bannier, SM Caen, French Ligue 2
Coach Bernard Turpin, A.J. Auxerre, French Ligue 1
Scout Guillaume DuMoulin, Passion Foot / A.J. Auxerre, France
Coach Luc Benard, French Football Federation, France
Scout Bob Bennett, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England
Scout Danny Karbassiyoon, Arsenal FC, England
On Saturday evening June 12th, 2010, the European Coaches delivered a two hour
lecture/open forum on their youth system of development in their respective
clubs / federations. To summarize:
Bob Bennett talked about the recruiting system at Wolverhampton
Danny Karbassiyoon Talked about his playing experience at Arsenal
and how it is helping him in his scouting methods after a career ending injury.
Danny is the only American born player to ever sign a professional contract at
Sebastien Bannier elaborated on the strength of Caens
formation system in producing top level professionals.
Guillaume DUMOULIN said that North Americas football/soccer
is in forward motion.
Bernard Turpin reiterates the importance of technique, mainly the
first touch control and play at the youth level
technique, there will be no tactics.
For the youth, their overall message was very clear:
Technique will always be the foundation of the futbol player.
Age related training is fundamental.
Higher frequency of training is essential.
Competitions outcomes should reflect the development of the
On Saturday & Sunday, the ANB futbol complex at CDS hosted 75 athletes from
all over Canada and as far as Florida, USA, for 2 days of practical sessions,
small sided games, coordination/speed testing (results attached) & full
sided games. Find below the coaches comments and recommendations:
Coach Bannier; said that he is pleased with the overall
Coach Rodrigues; this was his fourth time in Canada; he was
impressed with the improvement level of the ANB players and the good quality
players that were from outside the academy.
Coach DUMOULIN; seeing the younger player improvement level, he
believes that it is a matter of time for North American players to close to
Coach Turpin; said that the younger group 10 to 12 had players
that are more talented than what he has seen in France, which is a good sign
for the future. Young players must be monitored on a yearly basis.
Coach Bennett; will be sending a scout to the Foyle Cup in Ireland
(www.foylecup.com) to follow on a list of specific players participating in
The outcome of the INT ID CAMP:
Stade Malherbe Caen, has formally invited 2 players born in 1993
for their pre-season training camp starting July 5th, 2010. Details to follow
in a press release.
Auxerre has formally invited a 1995 born player for August 2010.
Details to follow in a press release.
Auxerre has formally invited the ANB management for a 10 day
coaching education tour in their formation centre.
ANB to work on future projects with FFF Luc Benard.
The ANB International ID Camp will become a yearly event.
Additionally, in 2009 during the first ID camp, Jason Mills, an ANB Academy
player was identified and was invited to participate in training sessions in
France during the 2009 fall season. He continues to train at ANB Academy and
will be further assessed for continued opportunities in France with the same
This event is the first of its kind in North America especially in
Canada, we look forward to working with all our European colleagues & the
participants to access the talent pool, said Bassam Naim, Academy
ANB academy's vision is to become Canadas leading soccer development
organization. Its mission is to identify Canadian soccer talent, and to
maximize the potential of players at any level, through professional coaching
For more information on the programs offered by ANB academy, check out our
website site at www.anbfutbol.com or by telephone at 905-313-8661 or via e-mail