The Football Association launches the youth team development program... and 125 players in the "regions" league

The first phase of the program started the day before yesterday.

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The UAE Football Association launched, the day before yesterday, a project and program for developing youth teams, under the supervision of the National Teams and Technical Affairs Committee, in line with its new strategy and Vision 2038. The project aims to discover and select football talents from the under-13 and 14-year-olds, in cooperation and coordination. With state clubs, and working to establish, prepare and develop these talents, through innovative technical programs, and following a unified training policy and philosophy.

The program witnessed the return of the regional league competitions, with the participation of 125 players born in 2007 and 2008, who were distributed among five teams, representing Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah clubs. The program includes three phases to be implemented during the current season.

The first started the day before yesterday, on the stadiums of the Football Association and the stadiums of the Baniyas and Sharjah clubs, the Kalba Federation and the Emirates, and the players’ performance includes a set of technical and physical exercises twice a week (Monday and Wednesday), provided that the coaches of the training centers of the Football Association, make field visits to follow up on the training of these Players in their clubs, and follow-up during their participation in the competitions of the age levels.

The second phase will witness the continuation of the players’ performance in training sessions, in addition to holding matches between the regional teams, provided that the best participating players will be selected during the matches that will be played during the third phase of the program, where the best 25 players will be selected to form the nucleus of our U-14 team.

The program is supervised by a group of coaches accredited to the Football Association, with direct follow-up from the National Teams and Technical Affairs Committee.

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