IFAF NAMES COACHING STAFF FOR 2012 IFAF WORLD DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Coaching staff includes Canadians Tim Enger, Michael Faulds and Barclay Spady
The International Federation of American Football has completed the coaching staff that will lead the IFAF World Development Team as part of the USA Football International Bowl in Austin, Texas. The aim of bringing together the group of World Development Team athletes is to identify and develop candidates who are eligible for future IFAF World Team rosters.
Started last year, the IFAF World Development Team is comprised of the best players from around the world born in 1993 and 1994. A select number of players from the World Development Team will be elevated to fill the final spots on the IFAF World Team roster that will take on the U.S. Under-19 National Team on Wednesday, February 1 in Austin, Texas, as happened at the 2011 event. The IFAF World Team will consist of teenage football players selected from as many as five continents.
The IFAF World Development Team is an ongoing player development initiative for talented athletes and will come under the supervision of World Development Team Coordinator TIM ENGER. The Canadian has been employed at Football Alberta for the past 21 years and has developed several programs including the Senior Bowl High School All-Star Game, the Bantam Bowl, football’s participation in the Alberta Summer Games, and Minor Provincials. His coaching experiences have spanned all levels of the tackle game and as a head coach his teams have won eight league or Provincial Championships.
The 2011-12 IFAF Development Team coaching staff is comprised of coaches representing Canada, France, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Spain and Sweden.