The 2019 Combine ended with great success!
See you in 2020 for the next one.
In the meantime, happy soccer to all!
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
The list will be updated for the 2020 edition of the Combine.
1- Creighton University - NCAA 1 - Omaha
2- University of new Hampshire - NCAA 1 - New Hampshire
3- Niagara University - NCAA 1 - Niagara
4- University of Vermont - NCAA 1 - Vermont
5- Saint Peters University University - NCAA 1 - New Jersey
6- Long Island University - NCAA 1 - New York
7-University of Montevallo - NCAA 2 - Alabama
8- Simon Fraser University - NCAA 2 - British Columbia - Canada
9- Saint Francis Xavier University - Canada- Nova Scotia
10- Montverde Academy - Orlando
11- Orlando City Academy- Orlando
12- Montreal Impact Academy - Montreal
13-Milligan University - TN - NAIA
14- Martin Methodist College - TN - NAIA
15- Vanier College - Montreal- Canada
16- Mcgill University - Montreal- Canada
17- University of Montreal - Montreal - Canada
18- Concordia University - Montreal - Canada
19- University of Quebec in Trois-Rivieres
20- Carleton University - Ottawa - Canada
1- University of Alabama - NCAA 1 - Alabama
2- Clemson University - NCAA 1 - South Carolina
3- Niagara University - NCAA 1 - Niagara
4- Troy University - NCAA 1 - Alabama
5- St. Bonaventure - NCAA 1 - New York
6- Syracuse University - NCAA 1 - NY
7- Kansas City Community College - NJCAA - Kansas City
8- University of North Carolina Pembroke - NCAA 2 - North Carolina
9- American International - NCAA 2 - Massachussets
10- Salem International University - NCAA 2 - West Virginia
11- Minot State University - NCAA 2 - North Dakota
12- William Carey University - NAIA - Mississipi
13- Graceland University - NAIA - Iowa
14- Ahuntic College - Montreal
15- Moncton University - New Brunswik - Canada
16- University of New Brunswick - New Brunswick - Canada
17- Cape Breton University - Nova Scotia - Canada
18- UQAM - Montreal - Canada
19- Mcgill University - Montreal - Canada
20- Concordia University - Montreal - Canada
21- Bishop University - Sherbrooke- Canada
22- Montverde Academy - Orlando - Florida
23- John Abbott College - Montreal - Canada
24- University of Ottawa - Ottawa
25- Campbellsville University - Kentucky
C) HOW DOES THE COMBINE WORK?
The next Combine will take place in May and June 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.
Dinner with university coaches:
Friday night, we have dinner with university coaches. More info to come as we come closer to the event.
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
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 leave for 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 recruiters.
- Each player will play for at least 45 minutes each day except for goalkeepers.
D) WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSION?
- Registration fee of $ 310 ($ 160 at the time of registration and $ 150 on the day of the Combine)
- The Combine is open to both girls and boys
- Players must be between 15 and 23 years old
- Players who have already signed a professional contract will not be admitted
- ANOTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: THE 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)