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 two phases: regional qualifying (in the Caribbean and Central America) and a Championship Phase (finals).
In 2016, the Championship Phase will be contested in Grenada, between eight teams, with each of CONCACAF’s three zone being represented as determined by the Executive Committee (3 teams from North America, 3 teams from the Caribbean and 2 teams from Central America).
A champion has been decided each of the previous four times the tournament has been conducted. The United States has lifted the trophy a record two 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, the U.S. did finish as high as runner-up in 2008
CONCACAF UNDER-17 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Tournament Placement by Year
2008 – TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Runner-up: Costa Rica*
2010 – COSTA RICA
Fourth: Costa Rica
(Trinidad & Tobago hosted 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup)
2012 – GUATEMALA
2013 – JAMAICA
(Costa Rica hosted 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup)
* qualified for the FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup