ABOUT Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association – The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) is a non-for-profit organization in the business of football development throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. The TCIFA has been in operation since 1996, and a member of FIFA, since 1998.
TCI MEN’S NATIONAL BEACH SOCCER TEAM TO TRAVEL TO EL SALVADOR FOR THE CONCACAF BEACH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
CONCACAF’s Beach Soccer Championship serves as a FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifying tournament for teams from the CONCACAF Confederation. The 2015 tournament will be held at Estadio de Futbol Playa in Costa del Sol, El Salvador on March 28- April 4.
The official draw, in which TCIFA’s Executive Committee member responsible for Beach Soccer and the coach of the TCI Men’s National Beach Soccer Team (Tamara Hall, and Ricardo Henry, respectively) attended in late January of this year, revealed four groups of participating member associations. The groups were labeled A-D, in which the Turks & Caicos Islands was drawn at random into group B, along with Trinidad & Tobago, Guadeloupe, and Mexico.
Tamara Hall noted that “The TCIFA and its Beach Soccer Standing Committee are overjoyed to have the TCI Men’s National Beach Soccer team entering into this year’s Beach Soccer World Cup Qualifying tournament. Our national team is comprised of many young and enthusiastic players with a deep passion for the game, and I believe that this, along with their skills, will be the driving force towards our success.”
In preparation for the upcoming tournament, number of practice sessions were increased and intensified. In light of this, FIFA certified Beach Soccer Coach, Eduard Loewen, was invited for a second time to host a beach soccer course on March 12-16, 2015. The team worked on defense patterns, defending & attacking corners, and defense formations. The course also included informative outdoor interactive training sessions and games. Special attention, in this regard, was given to the technical and tactical aspects of the game.
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