The North American Caribbean Training Method will partner with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association North America Scouting program to enhance its reach among Caribbean organizations. The partnership will provide the NACTM with access to nearly 50 Trinbagonian coaches based in North America, who would be eligible by NACTM standards to work its camps. The coaches will have a criteria that they must meet in addition to being of Trinbagonian descent. They will be required to have no less than a USSF ”B” license, must be active in soccer and must be able to follow the curriculum of the NATCM.
Director Justin Reid who also heads up the Girls program for the TTFA North America scouting program mentioned, “Trinidad & Tobago Football Association has a great history of developing some of the top international players in the world. Names such as Dwight Yorke, Kenya Cordner both come to mind on the male and female sides. The country also boasts some of the best grassroots coaching developers who are now stationed here in the United States, so it was extremely important that when we decided to create this program that we got as many high level Trinbagonian coaches involved as possible.” Depending upon city, several Trinbagonian coaches have been appointed staff directors at various locations. The role of a staff director will be to be apart of the Local Organization Committee in the area and help to acquire facilities and help with marketing the programs. “We want to continue to build relationships with federations and coaches who now reside in North America from other Caribbean countries and this is just the beginning,” said Reid.