NLSA Provincial Program Updates
RE: 2024 NLSA U17 Provincial Program
In 2023, NLSA started a new provincial program for U16s. It was an aggressive plan with the focus on allowing players to gain lost opportunities due to COVID. The first trip in May 2023 gave all of the players considerable game time in a new showcase environment.
The NLSA will be offering the following program for U17 players for 2024:
- Try-Outs: October 27-29, 2023
- Camp #1: April 19-21, 2024
- Camp #2: May 3-5, 2024
- Umbro Showcase, Ontario: May 16-19, 2024
The two training camps will also include classroom sessions. The two camps will focus on full preparation for the Umbro Showcase Tournament.
The coaching staff will consist of two NLSA full-time staff (Mark Marshall and Adam Mooi, both of whom are holders of Canada Soccer A Licences), other NLSA provincial staff and NLSA representatives.
We want the players to have this experience in their final year with NLSA and the opportunity of playing the largest showcase tournament in Canada in front of university, college, League 1 and CPL scouts.
- Full payment for the program is due January 1, 2024
- $1800 - Umbro Tournament (tentative budget)
- $300.00 - Provincial Program Fee
If all the payments are not received by January 1st for the full 18 players, then the teams will not travel. NLSA would like to register the teams and confirm the flights by the end of January 2024.