When SIGMA FC held its first International ID Camp in 2005, the goal was simple: introduce local players to a professional training environment while identifying players that could take their game to the next level.

Heading into the 11th edition of the annual SIGMA FC camps, that simple plan has yielded significant results. Cyle Larin and Manjrekar James are fixtures on the Canadian senior national team's World Cup qualifying campaign, while Larin and Kyle Bekker are regulars in the MLS for Orlando City FC and FC Dallas respectively. James, meanwhile, is playing an important role with PMFC of the Hungarian First Division.

"Over the years the camps have provided players immediate exposure to all the coaches and clubs/universities they represent," said SIGMA FC Technical Director Bobby Smyrniotis. "It is easy to see the success of the camp by matching the coaches attending and Canadian players receiving training periods overseas or scholarships in the United States.

"For any top level player it is an opportunity to train in front of such a vast group of coaches without having to travel large distances to do so."




Cyle Larin - Orlando City


Kyle Bekker - FC Dallas


Emery Welshman - RSL


Manjrekar James - PMFC

In the second-tier USL Pro SIGMA FC has graduates Emery Welshman (Real Monarchs), Giuliano Frano (Seattle II), Johnny Grant (FC Montreal) and Grag Ranjitsingh (Louisville City FC) all plying their trade at the professional level.

SIGMA FC grads are achieving strong results in some of North America's top collegiate programs. Players like Richmond Laryea is starring with NCAA Powerhouse Akron, while Chris Nanco and Kwame Awuah are fixtures of the Syracuse and Connecticut respectively.

And one of the consistent threads to their success has been the SIGMA FC International ID Camps. Over the years, players have benefitted from one-on-one coaching from some of the Europe's and U.S. College soccer's best minds.

And with a new group of graduates ready to move into the collegiate ranks, the pattern of success is sure to continue.

"The 2015 Camp looks to be a fantastic one for the participants involved," said Smyrniotis. "We have many familiar faces returning to work with the participating players providing them a unique opportunity to train with such a diverse group of coaches in Mississauga.

SIGMA FC technical staff will be joined at the camp by some familiar faces. Belgium's KRC Genk and Spain's RCD Espanyol will return to work with campers. Genk's Peter Reynders, who has overseen the development of some of Belgium's brightest young stars will be back for the third consecutive year.

The University ID Camp will feature University of Akron's Jared Embick, Holy Cross's Marco Koolman, Adelphi's Carlo Acquista, Duke's Mike Miller, Evansville's Marshal Ray and Brent Irwin of Grand Canyon University.

"The camps have been instrumental over the years for many players looking to further develop beyond youth football and we hope that will continue this summer," said Smyrniotis. "For 2015 we have a camp tailored for all players with each week providing something different and a different focus. I look forward to greeting all the new camp participants to what has become Canada's top rated training camp."

All training sessions take place at the Hershey soccer fields in Mississauga. Following is the camp breakdown:

Week 1: International ID Camp / University ID Camp
Dates: June 29 - July 3
Ages: U13 - U18

Week 2: International ID Camp
Dates: July 6 - July 10
Ages: U7 - U16

Week 3: Elite Boys Camp
Dates: July 14 - July 17
Ages: U7 - U16

Week 4: Elite Girls Camp
Dates: July 20 - July 23
Ages: U10 - U16

Week 4: Future Stars Camp
Dates: July 20 - July 23
Ages: U10 - U16



Coach Peter Reynders (KRC Genk) @ 2014 SIGMA Camp

Coach Xavi Peco Diaz (RCD Espanyol) @ 2014 SIGMA Camp