Published on March 5, 2014
DELHI YOUTH LEAGUE THE BEST TEACHER IS THE GAME ITSELF SEASON 1. A COMPETITIVE FOOTBALL LEAGUE FOR CHILDREN
What People Say about DYL “I love it, after DYL started, our Sunday will never be the same”. (A Parent). . “India needs hundreds of these leagues all over the country”. (India national Coach) “An example for the rest of India”. (The AIFF technical Youth Director) “We will be back next season with more teams” (all coaches of the first season) “This is the first time since I am in India that I taste a real football atmosphere” (FC Barcelona Escola coach) 9.2 was the average score coaches/managers gave DYL (on a scale of 10) “Great initiative ..really appreciate your actions”. A manager/coach See it all yourself. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=589251341093424&set=vb.489845734367319&type=2&theater
Football is gaining popularity in India at the moment. A new weekly and competitive football league for children from various backgrounds aged 6 to 16 years old came alive. Unique in India.
FACTS • • • • First season started on 13 January 2013 28 teams divided over 4 age groups Competitive football every Sunday. Over 300 Children played between 13 January and 21 April. • More than 500 meals were provided to NGO teams. • 70% of the children were Indian and approximately 30% Foreign. A total of 32% were from weaker economic sections of society.
DYL also used referees coming from Kutumb foundation. This created an opportunity for these referees to learn a new skill and earn some income. The referees (from Kutumb) together with India National Coach Mr Wim Koevermans
Season 2 • 60 teams • 6 age groups • 1000 children involved • 3 fields • 35% of the teams from weaker economic sections • 75% Indian, 25% expatriate • Sponsors pay for NGO teams
Teams in DYL came from the following backgrounds: YEAR 1 Schools 40% Football Academies 30% NGO’s 30% YEAR 2 Schools 17% Football Academies 36% NGO’s 35% Random 12%
Bottlenecks • Duration (but neccessary) • Age cheating • Parents • Facilities • Refereeing • Holidays/Exams
Benefits, results • 1000 children playing football • Improved football skills • Exposure NGOs teams (gained confidence) • Meals provided • Multi Cultural/religious exchange
The future • 10 leagues in 2015 • 50 leagues by 2017 • Inter league tournaments • Players development fund • 35% of the teams from weaker economic sections • Linking with sports autohority of India
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