In February 2012 Curacao Soccer Academy, a cooperation between FFK and Fundashon Bon Intenshon, opened its door for two selections of 18 talented youth players. In August 2012 a third selection was added to CSA. The youth players were selected during special talent days. Momentarily Curacao Soccer Academy hosts a U-15, U-13 and U-11 selection and is looking forward to expand her activities.
The staff involved in this projects is responsible for the proper coaching of the talents related to the standards and criteria of their age. The CSA vision focuses on the basic principles of football for the relevant age categories and capabilities. Professional support and guidance with their school tasks and studies are others important priorities to comply with. Meanwhile, the selected players also train with their club and participate with their team in the Curacao Youth competition.
CSA U-10 CSA U-12 CSA U-14
The selected players will remain with Curacao Soccer Academy for a (yet undecided) number of years. The Curacao Soccer Academy selections will represent Curacao as national selections in international tournaments in the specific age categories. As national team players, the CSA-players are not allowed to participate in other (international) tournaments without approval of the CSA-organization.
Since its start, the Curacao Soccer Academy participated in several youth tournaments in the Caribbean region, in Venezuela and in the Aruba Himno y Bandera Cup in March 2013 and 2014. Curacao Soccer Academy’s U-13 became tournament champion and also took home the two Cups for top scorer. Last July the U-12 selection won the second ABCS+ Tournament, with Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and Venezuela as participants.
In August 2013 the U-15 selection participated in the CONCACAF Inaugural U-15 Championship, and the U-13 in the U-13 BVO Tournament in The Netherlands.
Curacao Soccer Academy has entered into a cooperation with FC Utrecht in order to offer the youth players a continuation of their football education in the Netherlands. Scouts visited the island and a number of players has been to the first try-outs at FC Utrecht. So far, one of these players has been offered a place at the FC Utrecht Academy.
Curacao Soccer Academy is located in the FFK Health & Fitness Center in Brievengat, and uses the FFK Stadium for its trainings.