Is your name on the list? 40 players from all those who attended the try-out in Diliman will attend the the Final Selection of the 25 Luzon Players on July 15, 2012 BGC 6 to 8pm 1. Acosta, Emilio 2. Ahmad, Aseel 3. Alcoresa, Harold 4. Alilam, Paolo 5. Amita, Arnel 6. Andres, Jose 7. Antonio, Felino 8. Balabat, Nimrod 9. Balanueco, Janryl 10. Bautista, Junell 11. Bayan, Ranilo 12. Benedicto, Nikko 13. Bonoan, Juan 14. Cadiz, Mark 15. Carranza, Skie 16. Cubon, Reymart 17. Custodio, Mathew 18. Diaz, Van Rey 19. Gadia, Daniel 20. Goitia, Jorge 21. Gonzalez, Gabriel 22. Hermosa, Lorenzo 23. Maglinas, Rogie 24. Mangaong, Randy 25. Maniquis, Andreas 26. Melliza, Khristian 27. Montemayor, Jin Daniel 28. Monterona, Resty 29. Orlandez, Roberto 30. Ortiz, Enrique 31. Ramos, Javier 32. Rayos,Alex 33. Resuma, Raphael 34. Roxas, Julian 35. Sandoval, Jay-R 36. Suarez, Jonah 37. Talaroc, Richard 38. Villanueva, Nathaniel 39. Villegas, Christian
25 will also be selected from Visayas and Mindanao and will serve as the 50 player pool for the U19 AFC Championship Qualifiers in 2013
Can Teen Azkals do better than Azkals? By Reuel Vidal
Philippine football was virtually resurrected by the Azkals. Football, which used to be a marginalized sport with hard-core followers only in select provinces and schools, has suddenly become the sport of the moment with Azkals games enjoying wide viewership on live TV.
But popular as they are the Azkals are far from being dominant even at the Asean level never mind the Asian level.
Teen Azkals team manager Alvin Carranza believes the key to maximizing the potential of local football players is to identify the talent early and have them play together and develop together.
Carranza has implemented a program to ensure not just the growth of the sport in the country but that were will be new talent ready to take over from the present generation of Azkals.
“The past two years has seen a big leap forward for Philippine football. To guarantee the depth, quality and continuity of the program, we have to continue developing the national youth teams,” said Carranza.
Caranza together with coaches Aris Caslib and Marlon Maro have virtually scoured the countryside for the best young football players to be found for the Teen Azkals Men’s Under 19 selection.
Among their stops was the Palarong Pambansa 2012 football tournament in Pangasinan, recently.
The selection team then held the second phase of the search for players by conducting tryouts for nominated players in UP Diliman and the BGC (Bonifacio Global City) artificial football turf last July which saw the 200 best teen footballers in Metro Manila in attendance.
The third phase of the selection process involved bringing the select 75 players from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to San Carlos and Bacolod City, Negros Occidental for the final cut.
Chosen were some 30 of the most talented Filipino football players aged 18 years old and below who will be trained together as a group in preparation for the AFC Under19 Qualifiers 2013 and the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Under 19 Championship 2013.
The Teen Azkals team manager said they want a big group so that they select the best of the best to represent the Philippines.
“Camps and opportunities for international games will be scheduled in the near future in order to strengthen the Teen Azkals bid for those tournaments. All of this will be for flag and country,” said Carranza.
Football talent needs to be identified and trained as early as possible according to the Teen Azkals manager.
“The athletes must be in training while they are still young, in high school or even younger. Too late if the scholarships come in only at college level,” Carranza said in a published report.
He added that the country needs a program to bring together the young football players early and to have them trained together.
According to Carranza this was the winning strategy that Malaysia, the 26th South East Asian Games (SEAG) champion in football, implemented. Their football players were brought together at a young age and they were able to play and train together for several years.
This is the kind of environment which Carranza hopes to prepare for the Teen Azkals if they hope to improve on the gains made by the elder generation of Azkals.
The latest additions to the Teen Azkals are two Benguet booters. Junel Bautista, is a fourth year high school student from Benguet National High School. Randy Mangaoang is a freshman engineering student at the University of Baguio. Both were chosen from the Luzon tryout at University of the Philippines-Diliman.
They join a team of young hopefuls eager to take center stage as the next stars of Philippine football.
we really need to improve our youth teams. we get so much insult from our neighboring countries because our youth teams sucks at international level. our homegrown players lacks experience and that is why we get trashed by our opponents.
Post by jaygee20gensaya on Oct 4, 2012 23:52:04 GMT 8
I dont know if you guys watch Kate talkactive on studio 23 every saturday but interestly though, the monicjer TEEN AZKALS is always being falshed on the screen while the show is going on. Did the PFF pay s23 to advertise the teen azkals> or is Kate Coseteng just a supporter of the youth team? Just curious since it is only teen azkals being flashed, not plainly AZKALS.
"I don’t understand when people ask us how ‘Filipino’ we feel.The blood that runs through us runs through our “homegrown” teammates. Just because we were born in another place or grew up in a different country doesn’t make us less Filipino. We feel Filipino every second of our lives." -Rob Gier
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