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FFAS Summer Youth Soccer League off and running

“It is amazing seeing all these young soccer players enjoying themselves,” explained FFAS President Faiivae Iuli Alex Godinet. “The very young players want to play all the time and it is also nice seeing the parents come out to watch their children play.”
There are eight teams competing in the 5-8 age group and 12 in the 9-11. Both are mixed with male and female players playing together.
In the older age groups, eight teams are competing in the 12-14 Division for boys, seven in the 15-17 for girls and nine in the boys 15-17. These games are very competitive with playoffs to follow a one, round-robin schedule.
Three days worth of games have been completed with three more scheduled for next week on Monday, July 25; Thursday, July 28 and the closing on Saturday, July 30.
“We are going to have the same prizes we’ve been doing for the past three years, and that’s school supplies for the young children ages 5-11,” Faiivae pointed out.
The Mixed 5-8 teams are:
Green Bay, Ilaoa & To’omata, Lion Heart, Pago Youth, PanSa, Royal Puma, Tafuna Jets and Utulei Youth.
The teams competing in the Mixed 9-11 competition are:
Green Bay, Ilaoa & To’omata 1, Ilaoa & To’omata 2, Pago Youth, PanSa 1, PanSa 2, Royal Puma, Sepps Jets, So. Pac Jets, Tafuna Jets, Utulei Youth and Vaiala Tongan.
BOYS 15-17 DIVISION
Vaiala Tongan have been unbeaten through five games and are No. 1 with 15 points. They are also the competitions leaders in goal scoring with 20, seven more than the next closest competitor.
Royal Puma is second with 13 points, followed by the Napa Jets who are only a point behind at No. 3. Ilaoa & To’omata are fourth with 10 points, followed by Green Bay at No. 5 with nine points.
Pago Youth is sixth over Utulei Youth as both have six points each while PanSa is eighth over Black Roses as both have a point apiece.
Only the top eight teams advance to the playoffs with the winners advancing to the winners bracket to determine the division’s champion while the losing teams will play in their own bracket to determine the 5-8 seeds.
BOYS 12-14 DIVISION
Vaiala Tongan is perfect through six rounds and are No. 1 in the standings with 18 points.
In second place is Ilaoa & To’omata with 13, followed by No. 3 Pago Youth with 12 points and Utulei Youth at No. 4 over the Tafuna Jets by points differential as both have nine points each.
PanSa is sixth with four points, Royal Puma is seventh with four as well and Green Bay is eighth with one point.
All eight teams will play in the playoffs with the winners advancing to a winners bracket to determine the 12-14 champion while the losing teams will play in their own bracket to determine the 5-8 seedings.
GIRLS 15-17
Ilaoa & To’omata is dominating the division with two teams. Ilaoa & To’omata 2 is No. 1 with 15 points, followed by Ilaoa & To’omata 1 with 12 pointsd.
Sepps Jets sits at No. 3 with nine points, followed by Green Bay at No. 4 with seven points, Utulei Youth at No. 5 with four points while PanSa (No. 6) and Royal Puma (No. 7) round out the competition with three points apiece.
All seven teams advance to the playoffs with the top seed at the end of the round-robin to sit out the first round of the playoffs. They will meet the three winners of the first round of playoffs to seek out their division’s champions while the losing three in the playoffs compete for the 5-7 seedings.

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