Kyle Hiebert Called to U20 National Camp

Hiebert recalled to National team!

October 1, 2014 • Winnipeg, Manitoba

WSA Winnipeg is very pleased to announce that Kyle Hiebert, a long time WSA player, has been selected to participate in the Canadian National U20 Team camp in France from October 2nd to 13th.

The Canadians, coached by Rob Gale, will play three friendlies, taking on the French October 8th, as well as games against the Ukraine on October 10th and Uruguay on October 12th.

Kyle has been a World Soccer Academy player since the age of nine, and has most recently played his second year with the WSA Winnipeg entry in the USL’s Premier Development League.

Kyle Article.pngWSA Winnipeg President and Head Coach Eduardo Badescu expressed his pride in Kyle’s continued progress and development, citing the PDL experience as a key factor…“The World Soccer Academy and WSA Winnipeg have decided that the development of more technically proficient home-grown players would be in everyone's best interests. In the promoting of a WSA player like Kyle Hiebert we are looking for certain characteristics. Kyle posses one or a mixture of the following traits, technical speed, tactical speed, pure physical speed, strength and a strong psychological demeanor. But most important he perform in games with amazing work habits and determination” 

Canada’s Coach Gale offered… “I am delighted to select Kyle for this top level tournament with three international games against Tier 1 opposition in France Uruguay and Ukraine. Kyle settled into his first camp with us in Los Angeles and did remarkably well against Mexico to earn himself an opportunity to return. He continues to pursue his soccer career and playing at the highest level which for him in Winnipeg is the WSA. Something we continue to stress at the national team is that players must get themselves into professional level environments of they wish to be considered for our national team player pools. His games at the PDL as a 16 and 17 yr. old are giving him experience of a wider soccer picture than the local amateur level and will hopefully lead to even bigger and better things for him in the future which bodes well for WSA and its development pathway, the player and the national game as a whole”

Kyle is very excited about the upcoming camp, and will certainly make the most of this opportunity to further his soccer career. He commented that… I am honored to be selected to participate in the Canadian National Team camp in France. It is a privilege to represent my country. I would like to thank Eduardo Badescu and William Rosales, the owners and coaches for WSA Winnipeg, for bringing to Winnipeg the PDL franchise which is an excellent ramp for young players like me to get opportunities with USA universities and with Canadian youth national teams. The training I've received with them has been incredibly beneficial in my development. I am also grateful to all the PDL players who I trained with and who always pushed me to be better than I was the day before. Finally, but not lastly, I would like to thank national team head coach Rob Gale for selecting me for this opportunity and for bringing NTC to Winnipeg”.

We will watch Kyle’s progress with great interest. It bodes well not only for Kyle – but for all young players who follow his example of dedication and commitment – and who follow the paths charted by the likes of coaches Gale, Badescu, Rosales, et al.

Good Luck Kyle!

Go Canada!