We are extremely excited to announce the SouthBay Player Development League 2019 is back with a new and improved format. We wanted to give the people what they want and after much deliberation with members who attended the League last season we have introduced a 7v7, 9v9 format on Saturdays for age groups 2013-2007 and an 11v11 format on Sundays for age groups 2005-2007. This new format will allow players to continue their development technically whilst also allowing them to integrate concepts of spacing and positioning in a more realistic, game-like manner.
As always, our focus at SouthBay PDL is to create a players first environment and this is first and foremost in our thoughts. This year we will orientate whole-heartedly towards this goal and the league will be both fun and competitive. To add to the competitive edge we will be keeping score and updating league tables weekly so players can see how their efforts on the field translate into a real-time league table - it will be like playing in the English Premier League. The league table will be based on a traditional 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss format and a league champion will be announced at the end of season.
The season runs from March 30th - June 9th with no games on the weekends of April 20th and May 25th. There is an 8-game guarantee so plenty of soccer to be played. Each game is 50 minutes long for 7v7 (2 x 25 minutes) and 60 minutes long for 9v9, 11v11 (2 x 30 minutes) and will be refereed by a 3-man USSF certified referee crew (referee fees are not included in league fees and are $35-$42 a game). The league is extremely reasonably priced based on the value the players, parents and coaches will get from the competitive and fun environment. Fees are $500 for 7v7, $550 for 9v9 teams and $750 for the 11v11 teams (with referee fees not included).
The home field location is the Toyota Sports Complex in Torrance - as returing teams will know, a state-of-the-art artificial turf facility that provides an un-matched surface to move the ball and develop a players technical skills, rumour has it that the surface is so good that it is impossible to take a bad touch?! Not only this but the weather during the spring in Torrance is fantastic and the venue is conveniently located just off the 405, 110 and 91 freeways. As an added bonus this year if a teams home field is located within a 10-mile radius of the Toyota Sports Complex our flexible scheduling will allow teams to play 50% of their games from their home base, giving the league an even more realistic feel!
With the weekly updated league standings, great location and weather, and player first environment, we can't think of a better place to get your Spring games in than joining the SouthBay Player Development League. The standard will be competitive and is a great learning environment for any team! We look forward to seeing you for kick-off on March 30th, 2019. Sign up using the link below.
The results of several studies clearly demonstrate that the small-sided game is developmentally appropriate. Research has indicated these insights about the small-sided game
· Far more meaningful touches of the ball
· Constant transition from attack to defense in all areas of the field
· More destabilizing passes attempted 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
· Repeated decision making experience by all players
· An optimal fitness load appropriate for the off season
· More individual responsibility, every player must attack and defend
· Freedom of expression
· Less stress on the player when playing the small-sided game
· Less negative comments on the small-sided game
· More active participation is directly related to fun 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 helps recovery!
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 puts 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 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.