For the last 13 years, we, at SDL, have endeavored to provide a superior quality soccer environment that affords the players not only a means to accelerate their development, but gives them a love of the game that will last a lifetime.
- We are ever evolving - listening to our coaches and adjusting our program to fit the needs of young, developing soccer players. A few seasons back our coaches asked us to add 6v6 for U5s through U7 - it's been a big hit - traditional soccer in a smaller format for the developing player. Likewise, a couple of seasons ago, our coaches requested 9v9 for U8s and it's also been a great success. In the Fall of 2015, we'll add 9v9 for the U10 teams in response to the national movement. We are always striving for the program that best meets the needs of our young athletes.
- We are popular with select coaches because we are the only league that has and always will schedule around the conflicts of multi-team coaches, multi-league coaches and select coaches who submit their conflicts to us before scheduling begins. It is not uncommon for our coaches to have up to 9 teams in our league and we make sure that they can attend every game. Likewise, our coaches with 2 or 3 select teams, know that they can count on us to schedule around all of their select games. It takes hundreds of man-hours, it's laborious and complicated, but we do it because it's what our customers have come to expect - as a result our coaches actually get to coach their games.
- As a result of the recent rainy Spring, we will now schedule 10 games for our teams and guarantee 8 (as long as the teams can keep playing) – one ‘bye’ request will be allowed when conflicts are submitted prior to the start of scheduling, so that our teams can play in a tournament during the season, if desired.
- SDL is sanctioned through US Club Soccer - for an annual fee of $18 per player, our players are insured for the SDL soccer year and for local tournaments. No need to pay the often expensive North Texas Home Association Fee.
- USCS also allows for players and/or teams to "play up" an age bracket if they are seeking a more rigorous level of competition.
- Our referees are mature adults with years of experience who set a positive example for our young players.
Join us at SDL next season for the best in academy soccer!