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Player Development Initiatives

US Soccer Player Development Initiatives (PDIs): As part of its mission to make soccer, in all its forms, the preeminent sport in the United States and to continue the development of soccer at all recreational and competitive levels, U.S. Soccer released the Player Development Initiatives (PDIs).

In September 2015, the US Youth Soccer Board of Directors approved the US Soccer's Player Development Initiatives, which were made public in late August 2015. USYSA reaffirmed this registration mandate in an announcement to State Association Presidents on January 26, 2016. NJ Youth Soccer (NJYS) formed a Technical Committee to review the new guidelines and make specific recommendations for board approval along with an implementation plan. NJYSA Board and NJYS Member League Presidents have adopted the US Soccer's Player Development Initiatives. As of August 1, 2017, all NJYS member clubs should be officially integrated as these are now a major part of the soccer landscape around the country.

For more information on the US Soccer Player Development Initiatives website (https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2017/08/five-things-to-know-about-us-soccer-player-development-initiatives ).

If you have questions, please email communications@njyouthsoccer.com.

US Soccer's Player Development Initiative (PDI) Implementation