This past month eighty kids from the U-14 player pool in the western region were hand chosen to compete in the U-14 Boys National Team Camp. One of our own , Goalkeeper Emmanuel “Emmi“ Ochoa was chose as one of eight goalkeepers from this region to participate. From January 17th - 21st the camp was held in Carson , California at the StubHub Center which is the home of MLS club the LA Galaxy. As well as on the field the mini camp focused on other aspect such as principles of play, position profiles , goal-setting , and there was a sport scientist on hand to help explain the importance of growth and maturation in young athletes.
A typical day at the U-14 BNT Camp consisted of team meals, training , 11v11 games, rest , recovery , and class room sessions. The boys were also able to join the Senior Men’s National Team , watching them train and then enjoying lunch with them. After speaking with Emmi upon his return he expressed great joy and happiness with the experience. Emmi had this to say , “ I really enjoyed my time with the team and hope to be back”. With many more camps to come Emmi is hoping to continue his development and growth as a player hoping to become a regular amongst them. If you would like to read more about the U-14 BNT you click here .