The CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship is an official competition of the Confederation that serves as a qualifying event for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
It consists of two phases: Qualifier and Championship phase.
- The Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Qualifier is played in six (6) groups (A, B, C, D, E and F) among the Participating Member Associations (PMA) ranked between 3 and 41. After Round Robin play, the top team from each group advances to the Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Final Championship.
- The Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship is played in two (2) groups (A and B) of four (4) teams each. The top 2 teams in the ranking will be pre-seeded in A1 and B1 respectively.
In 2023, the Qualifiers Phase, was played in Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic and Jamaica. There were 2 groups of 4 PMAs, 2 groups of 3 PMAs and 2 groups of 2 PMAs.
A champion has been decided each of the previous seven times the tournament has been conducted. The United States has lifted the trophy a record of five times, while Canada and Mexico have been each crowned once.
Although a CONCACAF representative has never won a FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, Mexico and U.S. did finish as high as runner-up in 2018 and 2008 respectively.
CONCACAF UNDER-17 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Tournament Placement by Year
2024 – TBD
(Dominican Republic will host 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup)
2022 – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
(India hosted 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup)
2020 – MEXICO – Cancelled due to COVID
2018 – NICARAGUA / UNITED STATES
(Uruguay hosted 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup)
2016 – GRENADA
(Jordan hosted 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup)
2013 – JAMAICA
(Costa Rica hosted 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup)
2012 – GUATEMALA
2010 – COSTA RICA
Fourth: Costa Rica
(Trinidad & Tobago hosted 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup)
2008 – TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Runner-up: Costa Rica*
* qualified for the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup