From beginning soccer athletes at all ages to elite soccer athletes, coaches and officials, Guam Football Association provides programs and opportunities for all.
Soccer is the most popular sport in Guam at the youth level with over 2,000 players from the U6 division all the way to the U17 division participating in the twice yearly Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League.
Participants play for 14 different club teams - Dededo Soccer Club, ISA Islanders, Lil' Bombers, MWR Barracudas (fall season only), Orange Crushers, Quality Distributors Football Club, Sidekick Soccer Club, Southern Cobras, Southern Heat, Strykers, Tigers, Tumon Soccer Club, Wings Football Club, and the Wolverines. The Spring season begins in mid February and the Fall season begins in mid September and goes on for 10 weeks. Younger age groups play small-sided games and the U14 and U17 divisions play full, competitive 11-A-Side matches. To get involved, register your child with a club team and begin attending club practices. Before the start of the season, visit the Guam Football Association office to officially register to play in the league. The 2016 registration fee for youth players is $50 for one calendar year (January to December). For female youth athletes in particular, Guam Football Association also puts on an annual All-Girls League.
Other programs for youth players include four soccer camps each year (spring, twice in summer, and during the holiday break) with licensed coaches. Children from the U8 to U14 division are invited to register for fun in the soccer camps. For the elite youth athlete, the Guam Football Association National Academy holds tryouts annually. Only hand picked athletes from the tryouts participate in the year-long program featuring modernized and age-appropriate training and conditioning for the young athletes. The academy athletes train three times a week in four cycles in an elite environment that includes a snack before each training session and time with tutors to complete school work. Many of the elite athletes matriculate into Guam's national teams. Selected athletes may move on to earn college scholarships or spots on college teams, or may even move on to professional levels.
For the island's adult athletes and weekend warriors, Guam Football Association provides annual leagues and tournaments. The Men's League consists of about 20 teams in three divisions - Division I, Division II and the Masters Division. The Women's League consists of 8 teams in a single division. Also featured are men's and women's futsal leagues, a men's beach soccer league, and a women's 7-A-Side league. Also featured annually is the GFA Cup tournament, where teams vie for championship honors and to have their team name plated on perpetual trophies housed at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Guam Football Association also puts on an annual Co-Ed Masters League in the summer. The 2016 registration fee for adult leagues is $85.
Guam Football Association also provides training and certification courses for coaches beginning at the grassroots level. GFA "E" certificate and GFA "D" License courses are offered multiple times in one year. The best coaches will be selected to obtain professional level AFC licenses. Holders of AFC coaching licenses may be selected by GFA's technical directer to be coaches of the island's national teams.
Guam Football Association also provides training and courses for referees. In addition to local courses, FIFA-level courses also may be offered based on availability.