Dutch youth football
The Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) exceeded the magical number of 1.209.413 members and football is the largest sports federation in the country ever since. The greatest height of members of the Football Federation consists of children in the age group of D-juniors. The number of youth football players reaches half a million. Dutch youth football has a long tradition and perfectly organized structure.
The Amsterdam International Football Academy (AIFA) creates football players for professional football clubs from a young football talents. We provide specific technical football training tailored to your needs also in your own country.
We divide players by age and we do it just as the Royal Netherlands Football Association:
- A Juniors – under the age of 18 years
- B Juniors – under the age of 16 years
- C Juniors – under the age of 14 years
- D Pupils – under the age of 12 years
- E Pupils – under the age of 10 years
- F Pupils – under the age of 8 years
For the ninth consecutive year the KNVB recorded an increase of membership. The primary growth took place with girls and women (2,8%), as well as the male D-pupils (3%) who fairly increased in numbers. Half way through the year 2012 the KNVB counted 127.488 female football players. A 10,5% share of the membership total. Half way through the year 2012 there were more than 61.424 active indoor football players, of whom 42,5% were also registered as field players. Football is the largest sport amongst new Dutch citizens and the fastest growing sport in the country amongst women and girls. The Netherlands counted 3.229 amateur organizations half way the year 2012. This minor decrease is partly caused by mergers.
Stadiums of Dutch professional football clubs:
Amsterdam AFC Ajax-Amsterdam Arena; Jong Ajax-Sportpark De Toekomst; Feyenoord-Stadion Feyenoord, Rotterdam; PSV and Jong PSV-Philips Stadion Eindhoven; FC Twente and Jong FC Twente-De Grolsch Veste, Enschede; Heerenveen SC-Abe Lenstra Stadion, Heerenveen; Arnhem Vitesse-GelreDome; FC Utrecht-Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht; FC Groningen-Euroborg Groningen; NAC Breda-Rat Verlegh Stadion Breda; Roda JC-Parkstad Limburg Stadion Kerkrade; AZ-AFAS Stadion Alkmaar; ADO Den Haag-Kyocera Stadion Den Haag; Willem II-Koning Willem II Stadion Tilburg; De Graafschap-De Vijverberg Doetinchem; N.E.C.-McDOS Goffertstadion Nijmegen; PEC Zwolle-IJsseldeltastadion Zwolle; Sparta Rotterdam-Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel Rotterdam; Fortuna Sittard-Trendwork Arena Sittard; SC Cambuur-Cambuurstadion Leeuwarden; MVV Maastricht-Geusselt Maastricht; FC Den Bosch-Stadion De Vliert ’s-Hertogenbosch; FC Emmen-Stadion Meerdijk Emmen; Heracles Almelo-Polman Stadion Almelo; VVV-Venlo-Seacon Stadion -De Koel Venlo; RKC Waalwijk-Mandemakers Stadion Waalwijk; Go Ahead Eagles-De Adelaarshorst Deventer; FC Volendam-Kras Stadion Volendam; FC Eindhoven-Jan Louwers Stadion Eindhoven; FC Oss-Frans Heesen Stadion Oss; Achilles’29-Sportpark De Heikant Groesbeek; Helmond Sport-Lavans Stadion Helmond; FC Dordrecht-Riwal Hoogwerkers Stadion Dordrecht; Excelsior-Stadion Woudestein Rotterdam; Telstar-Tata Steel Stadion Velsen-Zuid; Almere City FC-Almere City Stadion Almere.