#1 Lord Bob troll
She was. She won Canadian soccer player of the month this year.
Originally Posted by Joe MacCarthy
Herdman Quote in globe today
"If there's investors out there, if there are people working in the regions, we need your talented players," Herdam pleaded. " Let's do it, and make 2015 better then this."
A simple request from a National coach after winning bronze... essentially he is saying help me find players to win gold in 2015 at WWC, and then at Olympics in Brasil in 2016.
Perhaps some folks might want to take a serious look at women players in their communitys and look for what he wants.
Intelligence, technical skill on the ball, athleticism, and soccer vision.
Every coach in the country from u14 up should be getting Club Head coaches to look at players with potentional then, getting the home club to ensure each of those players is given a proper development plan. The Club Head coaches need to get out and watch players in their clubs on the female side, then develop them and get the CSA National Women's program coaches to see such players, no matter where they come from, or what level of team they play for.
Small town's win medals, we need to find the small town players or the 16 year old playing in a ladies league cause there is no other place to play at a good level in her community, we need to abandon the old methods, and be open to finding and developing the next generation of female players.
Alyssa Lagonia ( in national pool but perhaps unknow to Herdman )
Squad Number: 10
Date Of Birth: 30/06/1989
Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario
Alyssa joined the Rovers Belles in March 2012 from Canadian side Ottawa Fury.
The 22 year old attacking midfielder has represented her country Canada at both Under 20 and senior level. The playmaker went to the U20 World Cup in Chile in 2008 and has made four senior appearances to date making her debut against New Zealand in the Cyprus Cup in 2009.
Alyssa had a very successful university career at Laurier and indeed won the Canadian University Player Of The Year Award in 2011.
She has great touch, vision and technique and will be a key addition to the Belles squad. Is an exciting player to watch.
Career Highlight :
2011 - Being named Canadian University Player Of The Year
2009 - Making her senior international debut in the Cyprus Cup
2008 - Being selected for the U20 World Cup in Chile
2011 - Named Canadian University Player Of The Year
Toronto Lady Lynx, Ottawa Fury
This is a great idea.
Out of curiosity, how was Lauren Sesselmann recently found? It would be instructive to hear how she ended up on the team radar.
Not sure the story...
She was a player in the WPS with Atlanta ...etc. its possible a coach or Canadian player said hey get your passport come play with us.
Originally Posted by paul-collins
Look at the U.S. having Missy Franklin as a swimmer, she could have easily swum for Canada, so you cannot know where a player or athelete may be in the world, you just have to turn over rocks and do a bit of searching to find them.
Hopefully Herdman will reach out beyond the CSA types and the Provincials to have a open process for possible new National team members to get hold of him and get a look see.
He has a lot of time on his hands now before a meaningfull competition, so his brief should be travel in a car accross Canada to find players and talk to coaches of female teams in small groups about the kind of players he wants to find, then to let the coaches find him some talent.
I would think in six months he could meet 400 to 600 coaches accross the country in groups of ten to twenty thats forty to sixty meetings, as well as meeting groups of players and telling them directly what he wants from them as they play in their leagues and for their clubs.
A real outreach like that by Herdman would reap huge benefits for the program, and let him develop a player data base to track and be fed into to find appropriate players, he will need to ignore those who say oh you wont find anyone and just go out and do it... and if he can fine one or two to come to camps.... job well done and great investment.
Herdman needs to turn down any invites to come and run a clinic or coaching session for coaches, he needs to talk to people.... tell them what is expected hand out fact sheets and set out a plan individual coaches or players can follow.
Last edited by Trillium; 08-10-2012 at 02:37 PM.
I kind of got the impression this thread was to discover "unknown" talent. Players like Lagonia are known, to me it's no different than a reminder about Jodi Ann Robinson, Steph Labbe or Josee Belanger. But if reminders are needed, so be it.
Last edited by Joe MacCarthy; 08-10-2012 at 03:20 PM.
So do you know an unknown ?
All threads get .... tainted by side discussions this one ... got hit very early on by poster .... pushing his daughter who is two... ( I know its scary to think what he will be like in five years on the sideline ).
Originally Posted by Joe MacCarthy
Contribute a discovery.... and get it back on track.
Somebody here? posted that Sabrina D'Angelo is the next best thing since sliced bread but we know about her.
Are you looking at anybody playing college ball or those who are doing something special and might merit an NT callup. It would be just as easy to compile a Canadian/US collegians list if you just want to establish a list of names. By the same token there are lots of names in US/Canadian colleges who wouldn't merit a look.