Mount Pleasant Academy will host the Jamaica Under Boys U-15 squad from May 26 to May 31, as they continue preparations for the 2023 Concacaf Boys U-15 Championship. The tournament is scheduled to take place in Curacao and the Dominican Republic from August 6-13.

Mount Pleasant Academy, a private state of the art facility situated in Runaway Bay, St Ann, is a football academy for young developing students as well as a Premier league football club.

The fourth edition of the competition will include the participation of 42 boys’ u-15 teams, 40 from Concacaf, and two guest nations from the Asian Football Confederation.

The competition will continue to be played in a three-League format (A, B, and C), starting with group stage play and followed by a knockout stage.

The 42 participating teams have been distributed into the Leagues based on the Concacaf Men’s Under-17 Ranking as of February 2023, as follows (listed in alphabetical order per League):

League A: 16 teams (14 highest ranked and two guest nations): Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Trinidad and Tobago, and United States.

League B: 16 teams (next highest ranked teams): Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Nicaragua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Suriname.

League C 10 teams (lowest ranked teams): Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, French Guiana, Montserrat, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Turks & Caicos Islands, and US Virgin Islands.

All League A matches will take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, while Willemstad, Curaçao, will play host to Leagues B and C.

In the last edition of the Concacaf Boys’ U-15 Championship took place in 2019 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The 2021 edition of the competition was canceled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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