Houston coaches conducting camp
Scholarships or professional contracts await players taking part in the inaugural Houston Dynamo camp that will be launched at Paradise Park, the University of the West Indies’ ground at the Lazaretto, Black Rock, St Michael, at 9 a.m. today.
The camp is a joint venture between the Barbados Soccer Academy and Houston Dynamo, a Major League Soccer club.
Houston Dynamo head coach and director Gary Hamilton, youth coach Alberto Flores and youth development coordinator Michael Fasching will be conducting sessions training players ranging in age from eight to 18 over the next five days while keeping an eye out for those with exceptional talent and ability.
Head of the Barbados Soccer Academy Jabez Bovell said they had benefited as several players had gotten academic scholarships over the years.
That was why the academy had teamed up with Houston to provide more opportunities for local footballers.
Fasching said that more than 90 per cent of those players selected to attend the Dynamo camp usually received academic scholarships or professional contracts.
Bovell said the camp was well subscribed but parents could still register their children this morning.
Every camper will receive a top-class Dynamo ball and jersey.