Head-Coach of the Guyana Team Akilah Castello, is confident that her charges will perform admirably in the tournament at the CONCACAF U15 girls tournament to be held August 6th-13th at the IMG Academy, Florida, USA,
The disclosure by Castello follows a successful encampment period from July 8th– 16th July which featured 25 members.
The team is set to depart on August 4th. “During the camp we focused on developing tactical understanding among units of play with a real focus on position-specific coaching. We developed and assessed physical literacy as well as social skills and specific communication. The girls would have proven to the coaching staff that they show a real desire to learn and understand the game, but ultimately their drive to wear the badge and represent their country,” Castello said.
“The girls are training consistently at their various ATC’s so they came into the national camp with a far greater level of ability than any other previous squad and, most importantly, possess key knowledge of the game. They are exposed to the GFF playing and coaching philosophy on a weekly basis by the nationwide technical staff. This group has a lot of individual talents with the ability to change a game and it is now our job as coaches to put these pieces together to form an attacking unit built on a rock solid defensive foundation,” she added.
Guyana is scheduled to play its first match against St. Lucia on August 6th at 11:00hrs, with the second match against the Cayman Islands occurring on August 7th from 11:00hrs.
In their final group match, Guyana will lock horns with The Bahamas at 9:00hrs.
“I’m very optimistic about the girls giving a true representation of themselves as a national team even though it’s their first major competition. The players and staff are continuing with the preparation period emphasizing the fine detail in how we play,” Castello ended.