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TTFA reverses position, vows to compete as “National Under-17 Team” in Youth Pro League

The Trinidad and Tobago National Under-17 Team, once permitted, will participate in the Youth Pro League Under-18 competition under its own name, after condemnation of its initial attempt to play as Morvant Caledonia United. On Tuesday, National Under-17 assistant coach Duane Richardson and manager Aaron Pollard went to various schools …

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T&T U-17s to play as Caledonia Utd? Officials back off as coaches, clubs and parents protest “bullying”

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s National Youth Programme came under fire again on Wednesday after National Under-17 staff members yesterday urged players to sign forms to represent Morvant Caledonia United in the Under-18 Division of the Youth Pro League (YPL). The signings generally took place without the teenagers having …

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“The boys were not mentally prepared!”; football insider opens up on miserable T&T U-15 showing

Trinidad and Tobago National Under-15 Team head coach Russell Latapy has not addressed the public since his team returned last week from a shambolic showing at the CONCACAF Under-15 Championship in Florida. The young Soca Warriors scored once and conceded 21 goals in four matches, their results including a 8-1 hammering …

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Dear Editor: Modern football isn’t just about talent but coaching; the TTFA’s youth policy problem

“The current TTFA administration and technical staff seem not to understand. Their dependence on a cadre of volunteers who come at a dime a dozen shows flagrant disregard for an effective pathway to success.” The following Letter to the Editor on Trinidad and Tobago’s struggles in youth football—and, in particular, …

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T&T U-15s lose 4-0 to C/Rica; Latapy: Tactical awareness and experience made the difference

Trinidad and Tobago National Under-15 head coach Russell Latapy pointed to experience and tactical awareness, as two areas in which his charges must improve after they started their CONCACAF Under-15 Championship campaign today with a 4-0 loss to Costa Rica in Bradenton, Florida, USA. The young Soca Warriors conceded two …

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Corneal: I’ve no apprehensions; returned TTFA Technical Director hopes to avoid internal clashes

Former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) technical director Anton Corneal will re-assume the post he quit three years ago, as part of a settlement with the local football body of a seven-figure debt owed to the former national youth coach. His appointment means a portfolio change for current technical …

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