The results of several studies clearlydemonstrate that the small-sidedgame is developmentally appropriate. Research has indicated these insights about the small-sided game
· Far more meaningfultouches of the ball
· Constant transition from attack to defense in all areas of the field
· More destabilizing passesattempted in the small-sided game.
· More 1 v 1 confrontations
· Increased opportunities to combine to create overload situations
· More chances to finish on goal
· Greater technical & tactical skills required by goalkeepers
· More distribution decisions made by goalkeepers
· Repeateddecisionmakingexperience by all players
· An optimal fitness load appropriate for the off season
· Moreindividualresponsibility, every player must attack and defend
· Freedom of expression
· Less stress on theplayerwhenplaying the small-sidedgame
· Less negativecomments on thesmall-sided game
· Moreactiveparticipation is directlyrelatedtofun and enjoyment
The South Bay Player Development League!
Provides a safe, competitive, developmentally appropriate structure for your player to reach their maximal potential.
South Bay Player Development League increases recovery speed!
After player’s peak performances in state/national cup, and stresses of tryouts, SBPDL is designed to be the cycle of recovery where players can continue to play competitively but in a relaxed environment, against other developmentally conscious players.
South Bay Player Development League put the player first!
Field managers, not referees keep the game managed and more importantly the sidelines in check. Coaching from the sidelines is strongly discouraged. We want the players to have fun making decisions inside of the match without outside influence.
South Bay Player Development League is fun!
The atmosphere is always electric. There are good games to watch before and after your match. Different events will coincide with the 2016 league season.
South Bay PDL is consistent!
Professionally administrated, full season schedule is released week 1. Facilities are top class turf. Competition level is appropriate.
What do the Coaches Say?
The South Bay Player Development League is an exciting soccer environment for player to develop in the South Bay area!
The goal of the Spring League is to ensure players “get back to basics” with lots of repetitions of basic technique, application of technique and to ensure they maintain that desire and passion for the game. Based on these factors we have decided that our players not only use their spring to maximize development but also use it to keep costs down and stay local. Each team will play 8 games.
Why should my team play in the South Bay Player Development League?
"CDA Slammers FC is excited in joining the South Bay Player Development League. We strongly feel that this league will create a positive environment where our players can develop skill, imagination, creativity and decision making."
Alex Camargo & Walter Camargo, Executive Directors, CDA Slammers FC
"The Spring League
Is developmentally appropriate
as it has fewer players that a “ normal” game numbers
is played on a smaller field which allows players to get a lot of touches and utilize their technique in tight spaces
Allows for multiple problem solving opportunities as they are playing with smaller numbers which means
more touches on the ball (so more chances for choices)
fewer decisions for them to make with the ball…which means a higher success rate for getting right answers
Essentially the league provides our players with multiple opportunities to make decisions in competitive games that are local and cost effective"
Dr. Lee Hancock, LA Galaxy South Bay, Director of Player Development
"The South Bay PDL is the optimal spring learning environment for every youth team. The small-sided game format is an excellent place to maximize a player's touches on the ball, enhance a player's tactical awareness and improve a player's leadership and communication skills"
Corey Prost, LAGSB Coach
"1. Well Organized
2. Enjoyable and Pleasent Atmosphere
3. Balanced Competition
4. Perfect Format for Development"
Reggie St. Claire, Athletic FC, Director of Coaching
If you require any further information about the South Bay Player Development League please email us at email@example.com.
USSF Establishes Player Development Initiatives
Small-Sided Format and Calendar Year Age Groups Mandated for 2017