The competitive side of soccer will grow slowly at Little Haiti FC. The club will select one team (boys ages 15 to 16) for participation in the Dade Youth Soccer spring soccer league. In fall 2014 the club will select a second competitive team, allowing for local and state-level competition within two age groups in the 2014-2015 club season. Age group teams will be added to capacity over a planned five-year period.
Little Haiti FC is a not-for-profit start-up youth soccer club serving a diverse population of underserved families from the central Miami neighborhood of Little Haiti and surrounding communities. When fully operational the club will support competitive soccer teams for boys and girls in single-year age groups ranging from eight to 18. Teams will compete in fully sanctioned leagues and tournaments affiliated with the Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) and it governing body, U.S. Soccer.
Little Haiti FC was founded in April 2014 comprising of two boys teams U-16 and U-18 and was founded by Edison High School coach Gomez Laleau, Ransom Everglades coach Dave Villano and Miami Mayoral aide Pat Santangelo, along with Samuel Prunier, a community leader and Math teacher at Edison High School.