CIFA Youth Leagues Kick Off November 18th

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The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) is pleased to announce that the 2013/14 Season youth leagues will kick off on Monday November 18th.

The main focus of the youth leagues is youth development and all member clubs are eligible to enter teams. League groupings are as follows:

Under 17 Boys (male players born after January 1997)

Under 15 Boys (male players born after January 1999)

Under 15 Girls (female players born after January 1999)

Under 13 Boys ( male players born between January 1st 2001 and December 31st 2003)

Under 12 Boys (male players born between January 1st 2002 and December 31st 2004)

The youth leagues encourage young players of all abilities to get involved with local football clubs and showcase their skills through matches against other clubs.

League games will take place on a weekly basis and Under 17 through Under 13 youth teams will participate in full 11 a-side matches for both League and FA Cup competitions, while the Under 12 features smaller 9 a-side matches.

By exposing players to the game at an early age helps to create a smoother transition to higher level of competition and coaching skills. CIFA is confident that the youth leagues will continue to yield better developed adult players; players with improved discipline, techniques, game understanding and who will be go on to compete under the Cayman banner at an international level as a result of youth league participation.

Programme Information/ Guidelines and Registration

Registration for players in all leagues is open. We encourage children of any age to sign up into the appropriate league with one of the many local clubs on Grand Cayman or Cayman Brac. Please note that each child may only participate in a maximum of two leagues for their club during the season

There will be many different venues for training, weekend practice games and tournaments and all Cayman Islands districts will be covered including Cayman Brac.

For further information on the CIFA Youth Leagues and registered clubs please contact the CIFA office at 949-5775 or email marcos.tinoco@cifa.ky or james.rich@cifa.ky.