4/12/23 - During the weekend of March 24, the USA567 Women's National team completed its first training camp of 2023. The camp brought together 52 players from all over the United States in Louisville, Kentucky. Sessions were designed to identify new players for the national team player pool and build toward a cohesive playing style in preparation for the upcoming WMF Minifootball World Cup.
The camp included both past players from the 2021 WMF Minifootball World Cup-winning team who played in Ukraine and new faces from 12 different states,competing together in training sessions and friendly games. “We were really pleased with the talent level, the environment the ladies created, and how much progress we made toward our style of play. We are in a World Cup cycle with the Minifootball World Cup and the Arena Soccer World Cup coming up,” said USA Minifootball Technical Director Craig Rhodis.
Following the training camp, USA567 staff Mark Litton, Drew Ducker, Brent Dillard, Mario Scicluna and Jacob Morrison were able to watch and evaluate the Women’s Premier Arena Soccer League National Championships, as well as the US Open Arena Soccer Championship. The Cincinnati Sirens defeated Houston IC in the PASL Championship, then solidified the double victory by defeating the Snohomish Steelheads in the US Open final.
Rhodis was pleased with what the staff was able to accomplish during the training camp and throughout the weekend. “The staff was very happy with the talent level in attendance. We really focused on using scouts nationwide to help us identify potential new players. We are looking forward to our next training camp in Cincinnati in June, followed by our trip to Slovakia for a minifootball international event. We will continue to build in preparation for the next World Cup.”