Next Showcase: Montreal 2020 (modified dates due to COVID-19)
Boys August 1-2
Girls July 25-26
A) WHAT IS THE COMBINE RIBEIRO-MOOJEN ?
Antonio Ribeiro and Freddy Moojen have been organizing an annual draft camp for US and Canadian universities since 2012; the Combine Ribeiro-Moojen.
This intensive soccer draft camp (aka the Combine), one of a kind in Quebec, is aimed at the best young soccer players in Quebec. The Combine allows players to showcase their many talents to invited university coaches, thus giving them the opportunity to earn scholarships in the United States or Canada.
The scholarship will allow selected players to acquire a university degree in the field of their choice, while continuing to perform soccer in an elite setting. The opportunity to play on a U.S. or Canadian soccer team greatly enhances the possibility to be drafted by an MLS team and other North American professional leagues as typically the best players on university teams are invited to the draft camps of the MLS and other professional leagues.
B) ATTENDING UNIVERSITIES
More universities will be added every week for the 2020 combine.
1- Clemson University - NCAA 1 - South Carolina
2- Boston University - NCAA 1 - Massaschussets
3- University of San Francisco - NCAA 1 - California
4- University of Pittsburgh - NCAA 1 - Pennsylvania
5- University of Maryland - NCAA 1 - Maryland
6- University of Portland - NCAA 1 - Oregon
7- Marshall University - NCAA 1 - West Virginia
8-University of Central Florida ( UCF) - NCAA 1 - Florida
9- University of North Carolina Greensboro - NCAA 1 - South Carolina
10- Rutgers University - NCAA 1 - New Jersey
11- Saint Louis University - NCAA 1 - Missouri
12- Drexel University - NCAA 1 - New York
13- University of Vermont - NCAA 1 - Vermont
14- Jacksonville University- NCAA 1 - Florida
15- ETSU- NCAA 1- Tennessee
16- Tusculum University - NCAA 2 - Tennessee
17- American International College - NCAA 2 - Massachussets
18- Georgia Southwestern - NCAA 2 - Georgia
19- Allen Community College - NJCAA - Kansas
20- Université de Moncton - Canada
21- Cape Breton University - Nova Scotia New Brunswick - Canada
22- Mcgill University - Montreal- Canada
23- University of Montreal - Montreal - Canada
24- Concordia University - Montreal - Canada
25- University of Quebec in Trois-Rivieres
26- Carleton University - Ottawa - Canada
27- Montverde Academy - Florida
28- The Kings Academy - Tennessee
1- UCLA - NCAA 1 - California
2- University of Alabama - NCAA 1 - Alabama
3- Clemson University - NCAA 1 - South Carolina*
4- Niagara University - NCAA 1 - Niagara
5- Troy University - NCAA 1 - Alabama
6- St. Bonaventure - NCAA 1 - New York
7- K-Sate University - NCAA 1 - Kansas
8- St. Francis Brooklyn - NCAA 1- New York
9- Oakland University - NCAA 1 - Michigan
10- Quinnipiac - NCAA 1 - Connecticut *
11- Harvard University (Ivy League) - NCAA 1 - Massachusetts*
12- Columbia University ( Ivy League) - NCAA 1 - NY
13- Robert Morris University - NCAA 1 - Pennsylvania*
14- Samford University - NCAA 1 - Alabama
15- Flager College - NCAA 2 - Florida *
16- University of North Carolina Pembroke - NCAA 2 - North Carolina
17- American International - NCAA 2 - Massachussets
18- Albany State University - NCAA 2 - Georgia
19- Minot State University - NCAA 2 - North Dakota
20- Graceland University - NAIA - Iowa
21- The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain - NJCAA 1 - Kansas
22- Butler College - NJCAA - Kansas
23- Ahuntic College - Montreal
24- Université de Moncton - New Brunswik - Canada
25- University of New Brunswick - New Brunswick - Canada
26- Cape Breton University - Nova Scotia - Canada
27- UQAM - Montreal - Canada
28- Mcgill University - Montreal - Canada
29- Concordia University - Montreal - Canada
30- Bishop University - Sherbrooke- Canada
31- Montverde Academy - Orlando - Florida
32- John Abbott College - Montreal - Canada
C) HOW DOES THE COMBINE WORK?
The next Combine will take place in July and August 2020. The information below shows you how a typical Combine runs.
The invited university coaches are present during the 2 days of the Combine as observers to evaluate and select players according to their interests and needs. The coaches will contact the selected players during and/or after the camp. The list of players chosen by the coaches will be announced immediately after the Combine.
Players playing in the AAA league will NOT miss their afternoon games. Our showcase is only in the morning for that reason.
Saturday - Morning:
7:30 - 8:15: Delivery of uniforms and final payment + photo of the players on the field
8:15 - 8:30: Presentation of the coaches
8:30 - 8:40: Team photos with banner ads (taken by our professional photographer)
8:45 - 9:00: Preparation of the players + physiotherapy (starting 11)
9:00 - 9:20: Warm-up of the players (starting 11) + warm-up of the goalkeepers / technical session
9:25 - 12:00: Games of 3x45 minutes
Saturday - Afternoon:
15:00 - 16:00: Coaches power point presentation for parents and players at the Marriot Montreal Airport in-Terminal Hotel
Sunday - Morning:
7:00 - 7:30: The physiotherapist prepares the players
7:30 - 7:50: Warm-up of the players + warm-up of the goalkeepers / technical session
8:00 - 10:45: Games of 3x45 minutes
10:50 - 12:00: Last stage of the Combine + the coaches speak directly with the players
12:15: Coaches depart to the airport
A few additional information:
- A physiotherapist will be on site 30 minutes before the sessions.
- Each player will receive a complete uniform (jersey, shorts and socks) to wear during the Combine.
- Each team (girls and boys) will play games in front of university coaches.
- Each player will play for at least 45 minutes each day except for goalkeepers.
- Goalkeepers will have a 30 minutes session with GK coach each day
D) WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSION?
- Registration fee of $400 ($200 at the time of online registration and $200 cash on the day of the Combine)
- The Combine is open to both girls and boys
- Players must be between 13 and 21 years old
- Players who have already signed a professional contract will not be admitted
- The $200 registration fee will not be reimbursed under any circumstance
SAT: If you want to study in the United States, you must take the SAT test. We encourage you to take this test before participating in the Combine to facilitate your recruitment.
Q : What is the SAT?
R : You will find more information on this website: http://sat.collegeboard.org/about-tests/sat
Q : Should I also take the SAT Subject Tests?
R : No
Q : When should I take the SAT?
R : You will find the next dates for taking the test in Montreal: http://sat.collegeboard.org/about-tests/sat
E) WHY CHOOSE THE RIBEIRO MOOJEN COMBINE?
- Antonio Ribeiro and Frederico Moojen are professional soccer players with an unparalleled network of contacts in American universities, which offers young players better chances of being recruited!
- The high quality of the universities invited. These universities coming to Montreal are more likely to offer university scholarships to young people in Quebec.
- This Combine started in 2012 and has been thriving since then: the number of young recruits is increasing every year.
- All coaches physically come to attend the Combine. Young players have the opportunity to meet and discuss with them.
If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact:
Freddy Moojen (514-885-2141) or Antonio Ribeiro (514-569-7635)