Club Deportivo La Equidad Seguros, also known as La Equidad, is a professional Colombian football team based in Bogotá, Colombia. The club currently plays in the Categoría Primera A, the country’s highest level of professional club football.
La Equidad Youth Development System
In 1993, La Equidad training school and the minor divisions were founded. Today, they have a soccer school for children and young people from 5 to 18 years of age. Around 1,000 children are enrolled in the four locations of the training school. Additionally, the youth teams participate in national tournaments with the basic forces teams.
Basic Forces (Academy)
The Basic Forces guides the comprehensive development of high-performance young athletes, with principles, values , and work, which allow them to strengthen their sports talent in order to consolidate themselves as excellent human beings and competent soccer players in local, national, and international tournaments.
What are the basic forces?
The Basic Forces are made up of high-performance teams that are preparing themselves in a comprehensive manner to be the hotbed of our Club in the future and transcend the professional team, national rental teams, or international squads.
From what year does the Basic Forces start?
The Basic Forces Process starts from the team:
- Under 15 National
- Under 17 National
- Under 20A National
- Under 20B National
What are the advantages of this program?
La Equidad Seguros is a professional soccer club that is supported by transmitting values of discipline, trust, cooperation, responsibility, honesty, solidarity, and respect; promoting healthy competition and consolidating the character of high-performance athletes, we also have an excellent sports venue, teaching material and professional human talent at the service of the members of our Basic Forces.
The structure of the programs is focused on specific individual and line work; taking into account the position and age of the athlete, seeking better training and optimum individual and team performance.
What are the chances a player from Basic Forces makes it to the professional team?
The primary objective of the Basic Forces is to select and prepare our players to be part of the professional team.
There are many possibilities of “climbing” to the men’s first team of Club Deportivo La Equidad Seguros, some of the players who fulfilled this dream are the following: Diego Novoa, Amaury Torralvo, Sebastián Ayala, Diego Valoyes, Luis Cuesta, Domingo Ortiz, David Camacho, Duvan Canchila, William Cuesta, Jhan Cuero, Cristian Rojas and Neider Barona, among many others.
We are a youth team, in which per semester we have 2-3 debuting players from our Basic Forces in Colombian Professional Soccer.
What tournaments do the Basic Forces train in?
In all the national tournaments organized by the Colombian Football Federation, Dimayor, Difútbol, and on the premises of the Bogotá Football League.
How to join the Basic Forces teams?
There are three paths to becoming part of the Basic Forces:
- Basically, the players come from our training SCHOOLS, this is the safest way to reach the Basic Forces. During the national calls, the players from our schools are observed and chosen by our coaches, thus giving them the first option to belong to our different teams.
- National calls: During the year, two massive calls are made. These will be done at the beginning and end of the year. These dates are communicated through our website.
- Oversight at the local and national level: We have a very good reception from the local and national amateur clubs, who present us with their best players in the different categories, to be part of our teams with which they make an agreement.
These are the different existing forms of contact with our Basic Forces:
Telephone: 634 5230
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La Equidad History
When it debuted in the Olaya square in Bogota, Colombia, in 1982, La Equidad Seguros was already far on its way to becoming a successful company. The club made its first appearance in a professional competition in the second level of Colombian professional soccer in the year 2003. Soon after that, in 2006, La Equidad won the championship of Colombia’s Primera B and was consequently promoted to the highest league of professional soccer in the country.
As a result of their consistent play ever since they were promoted to the top tier in 2007, when they finished as runners-up three times, and won the Copa Colombia in 2008, La Equidad is now ranked as one of the top 100 football clubs in the world by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS). This achievement was made possible by the fact that La Equidad is among the top 100 football clubs in the world.
La Equidad Stadium
Estadio Metropolitano de Techo is a multi-use stadium in Bogotá, Colombia. At the moment, football matches take up the majority of its usage, and it serves as the primary venue for games contested by Bogotá F.C., Tigres F.C., and La Equidad.
The stadium holds approximately 8,000 people.