Football Canada’s Path to 2024 for National Junior Team Begins

by Football Canada

TEAM CANADA LOOKING TO THREE-PEAT ON GLOBAL STAGE

OTTAWA – Football Canada is excited to announce the first stage of the high-performance pathway for athletes hoping to be part of Team Canada at the IFAF Junior World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, set for June 2024. National Identification Camps will be held coast to coast, with support and collaboration from each Provincial Sport Organization, from December 1st – December 18th, 2023. A detailed schedule of dates and locations, along with the registration link, is included below.

These Identification camps will serve as the basis for the Selection Committee to identify promising talents nationwide, the other criteria will be based on:

– Physical attributes (assessed via PurpleShift app)

– Football proficiency (based on performance during 2022 and 2023 Football Canada Events, game tape reviews, and coaching insights)

– Synergy with the team’s systems and strategies

– Distinct qualities like coachability, leadership, and responsibility

Joey Swarbrick, Interim Director of Sport at Football Canada, said, “Our aim with the Path To 2024 is to provide a transparent identification roadmap. This will equip athletes nationwide with a clear picture of the requirements for team selection.”

Jim Mullin, Football Canada president, expressed his enthusiasm, “It’s a privilege to play for Team Canada. We are eager to showcase the depth of our football talent as we attempt to win a third consecutive World Junior Championship title.”

NATIONAL ID CAMPS SCHEDULE:

AreaDateTimeLocationHosting PSO
ManitobaDecember 1, 20238:45pm – 10:15pmWSF Soccer North Indoor Facility
770 Leila Avenue, Winnipeg
Football Manitoba
British ColumbiaDecember 3, 202311:00am – 3:00pmPercy Perry Stadium
1290 Pipeline Rd, Coquitlam
BC Provincial Football Association
MaritimesDecember 10, 20239:00am – 1:00pmEast Hants Sportsplex
2-1076 Hwy, Lantz, NS
Football Nova Scotia
SaskatchewanDecember 15, 2023Noon – 4:00pmSaskatoon Soccer Centre
150 Nelson Road, Saskatoon
Football Saskatchewan
AlbertaDecember 16, 20233:00pm – 7:00pmNisku Turf Training Centre #4
1030 34 Ave, Nisku
Football Alberta
OntarioDecember 17, 20232:30pm – 6:30pm299 Bloor Street West, TorontoFootball Ontario
QuebecDecember 18, 20232:00pm – 6:00pmConcordia University
7200, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
Football Quebec

REGISTRATION FOR ATHLETE IDENTIFICATION:

https://app.teamlinkt.com/register/go/footballcanada1/29309

Registration will close one week prior to each camp. Walk-ups will be accepted on site.       

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PATH TO 2024:

December 1-18, 2023: ID Camps

January 2024: Top 67 Announced

June 15-20, 2024: Red-White Camp

June 20, 2024: Final team roster announcement and commencement of the IFAF U20 World Junior Championships

For more information please contact:

Ryan Kublek, General Manager – National Junior Team

E: [email protected]

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