Congratulations to one of our students, Cameron who recently got invited to the U.S. Youth National Team Futures Camp in Florida. Cam was one of three goalkeepers and only thirty players selected to attend, having impressed at a regional US National ID clinic.
Cam, who is one of our GKHQ Mentor Program members, joined players from Colorado, California, Virgina, New York, South Carolina, Michigan, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts & Ohio.
It certainly has been a whirlwind couple of years for this talented young man. Cam was playing on the Everton America “B” team as a part time GK. It was there that Cam, much like Tim Howard, who also played out on field until 13, put in the hours with his foot skills and distribution.
The quality in Cam’s distribution helped him establish himself as #1 GK on Everton America’s Regional NPL team.
As part of the “Player Pathway” at Everton, Cam was introduced to the Academy system with training sessions at sister club Everton FC Westchester who has Academy status. During that same U13 season, Cam also went to the NYCSL PDP trials and also joined Next Gen’s select team to play in Europe against some top European professional team Youth Academies.
Cam now plays for the U14 Everton FC Westchester team and recently played at Gillette stadium as part of the League schedule which has MLS youth teams in.
Here he is making a double save in the above game:
The good news continued for Cam recently as he was notified that he had been selected to play on Everton FC Westchester’s U16 Academy team next year. ( Despite being U15)
Cam’s story is a great example of what hard work, becoming a student of the position and having great supportive parents can achieve. Well done Cam!
The Goalkeeper HQ Mentor program helps goalkeepers with services, products and knowledge to become a true student in the art of goalkeeping. Find out more about the Goalkeeper HQ Mentor program and how you can apply here.