What is the Development Player League?


The Development Player League is a national program that has been established directly under the U.S. Soccer Development Academy program and includes some of the top programs around the U.S. FCDP entered into the DPL to continue the player development pathway for girls at the Elite level that still wish to play high school soccer. This opportunity gives them an additional growth platform for college exposure, better competition and a program that fits directly under our established U.S. Soccer Development Academy program.The Development Player League (DPL) is designed to expand the Girls Development Academy (DA) player pool for participating clubs. The league creates a highly professional training environment and competitive model for aspiring elite players, bridging the gap between club soccer and Development Academy soccer.The DPL provides a clear pathway for players who show the potential to make the jump to the elite level of play. 

Founded on the ideology of the full DA program, the DPL provides a development structure that focuses on playing more meaningful games with highly professional game day environment, more training, high level coaching, development before winning attitude, and great exposure in major college showcases events.