JFA Elite Programme
U-13/14 JFA Elite Programme Training Camps and overseas tours
The U-13/14 JFA Elite Programme Training Camps and overseas tours, which has started in 2003 and which has been changing its form, is playing an important role as the Japan selection team connecting the National Training Centre with the U-15 Japan National Team and it is promoting various activities. Also in women's football, similar activities are continuously carried out.
Camps and tours of 5~6 days for boys and girls of U-13/14 are organised three times a year.
The boys' activities are linked with the National Training Centre U-13/14's activities and female players are chosen from regional/ prefectural training centres. Players with high capacities are provided a good environment and coaching and can improve their capacities through friendly rivalry, playing at the highest levels. As for the Training Centres, the aim of this programme is " the individual development" and it is also working on "players' personal independence". Activities off the pitch ( other than football) such as development of logical communication skills and food education are introduced into the curriculum and since the programme start, the strengthening of each generation is implemented through joint camps and matches with same age Korean Selection team, which are held once a year. Moreover, players who are aiming to U-17 World Tournaments, are acquiring a lot of international experience through the participation to AFC's festivals.
Schedules for 2017
|U-14 Training Camp||17 Mar. - 21 Mar.||Shizuoka|
|U-13 Training Camp||25 Apr. - 29 Apr.||Shizuoka|
|U-14 Netherlands tour||1 May. - 13 May.||Netherlands|
|U-13 Training Camp (JOC Japan-Korea sport exchange programme for competition ability improvement)||20 June. - 25 June.||Saga|
|U-14 China Tour||2 Sept. - 12 Sept.||Wuhan|
|U-13 Spain Tour||12 Sept. - 19 Sept.||Madrid|
|U-14 Korea tour (JOC Japan-Korea sport exchange programme for competition ability improvement)||26 Oct. - 31 Oct.||Korea|
|U-13 Training Camp||13 Dec. - 17 Dec.||Japan|
|U-14 Training Camp||28 Mar. - 31 Mar.||Kumamoto|
|U-14 Japan Women's Selection EAFF U-15 Girls Tournament||16 Apr. - 21 Apr.||China|
|Canon Girl's Camp - U-13 Training Camp||11 May. - 14 May.||Osaka|
|U-13 Korea tour (JOC Japan-Korea sport exchange programme for competition ability improvement)||1 Sep. - 6 Sep.||Korea|
|U-14 Training Camp (JOC Japan-Korea sport exchange programme for competition ability improvement)||TBC||Osaka|
2017/09/21JFA Elite Programme U-13 holds overseas tour in Spain and U-13 selection team finish third in Madrid Cup
2017/04/24JFA Elite Programme U-14 squad, schedule - Oversea tour (5/1-13＠UAE,Netherlands)
2017/04/12JFA Elite Programme U-14 Japan Women's Selection squad, schedule - China tour [EAFF U-15 Girls Tournament 2017 (4/16 - 21＠Shanghai)]