Stakes elevated

Selection Camp For Team Quebec’s under-18 roster at Laval’s Letendre College:

The Coaches from Football Quebec’s Excellence Program will receive the 118 top prospects in the province this weekend.

Montreal, May 29, 2013 – This weekend, on 1 and 2 June at Collège Letendre (1000 Rue de l’Avenir, Laval.) will host the selection camp for Team Quebec under-18 team, which will represent the province this summer at the 2013 Football Canada Cup in Moncton, New Brunsiwck. Following the Adidas Evaluation camps this past spring, which were used to evaluate some 400 athletes, Head Coach of Team Quebec, Brad Collinson, of the Laval Laval Rouge et Or, and his assistants representing the six RSEQ university programs  identified and invited the 118 best under-18 in the province to participate in the selection camp.

Saturday, June 1 at 10 am, the athletes will be evaluated through a series of physical tests, individual techniques, opposed to against one circuit of special units of implementation specifications game and a game situation of 12 against 12. The day will end at 3pm. The evaluation will resume Sunday, June 2 at 10 am and a scrimmage will officially will be held at 1 pm, and then close the camp at 3pm. This will be a crucial moment for the players, who try to reach for the next step.

“I am very excited to see all these talented players together on the same field this weekend.,” said Brad Collinson.  “At this stage of the selection process, we already know that we will have to make difficult choices because the level of our athletes is really high.”

At the conclusion of the selection camp, 54 athletes will be selected to take part in the team training camp from July 6-13 this year, at Fort Saint-Jean Campus in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Only 40 players will then take the road to New Brunswick to defend consecutive titles won  by Team  Quebec in 2011 and 2012 at the Football Canada Cup, which will be held this year from July 15 to 21 at Rocky Stone in Moncton.

The Tim Hortons All-Star: a new component of the Program of Excellence

The selection camp for Team Quebec is being held a few days following the first edition of the Tim Hortons All-Star Game, presented Sunday, May 26 last by the Montreal Alouettes and Football Quebec Hébert Stadium in St. Léonard. The 70 best players in Secondary IV of the province have been identified by a variety of college coaches on the Quebec circuit, then invited by the Alouettes to take part in this new event.

The two teams were formed for the game and were led respectively by the head coaches of the Vieux-Montreal Spartiates, Cherif Nicolas, and Champlain Lennoxville Cougars, Jean-François Joncas.  The teams engaged in a duel that resulted with a score 16-14 in favor of the latter team. The teams were sponsored by two Quebec Alouettes, Nicolas Boulay and Simon Légaré.

The Tim Hortons NHL All-Star game is born thanks to the growing partnership between the Montreal Alouettes and Football Quebec.

“I am delighted to see our Quebec professional team even closer community of amateur football,” said Jean Poirier.  “Together, we can contribute to the development of the sport and the development of its athletes across the province.”

The first Tim Hortons NHL All-Star was a success, and this is only the beginning.”

With files from Christine Manzo, Football Quebec



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