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T&T U-20s lose 2-1 to Martinique; will face French Guiana trying to avoid last place

The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-20 Team lost their second successive outing of the Guadeloupe Six-Nation Invitational tournament yesterday, falling 1-2 to Martinique at Capesterre-Belle-Eau. The young Soca Warriors lost 0-2 to Costa Rica on Saturday and found themselves facing a similar deficit on Sunday, as the French islanders …

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Judah, Jordan and Semper on U-20 squad for Guadeloupe tourney; Latapy: “Players technically above average”

Shiva Boys Hindu College student Judah Garcia was part of an 18-man Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Under-20 Team which left Piarco International Airport this morning for the six-nation Guadeloupe Invitational tournament, which runs from 18-21 May. Garcia, who debuted for the senior Soca Warriors against Panama last month and …

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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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