Soccer Canada has a plan: Win more!
Soccer Canada has developed a strategic plan for moving their players into the international arena, focusing on both the men's and women's teams here in Canada. So far, we've tried, and failed, to reach the World Cup, but hopefully a new five year plan will change that. It sounds like they're really committed to improving the chances of our players by improving the available support.
"Putting more money into player development and opportunities for our teams to compete internationally," Montopoli said, explaining the plan. "Some of our youth teams have not had the opportunity as of late to be competing internationally. Those are the things we need to be doing to develop our athletes for the long-term."
The other milestones in the CSA's plan include: expanding the annual budget from about $12 million to $25 million; winning a medal in a major international senior women's event; securing the right to host the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and reaching one million members nationwide.
The ambitious goal of almost doubling the organization's budget is contingent on the men's team winning more games.