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Player Development Initiatives

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. During the approval process slight revisions and guidelines were made to aid member clubs through the transition that will impact our 100,000 plus NJ Youth Soccer registered players.

Please view our FAQs to help your team and club plan for the upcoming seasonal year.

If you have questions regarding NJYS implementation or recommendations on the use of the FAQ information provided please email Kyle Haddock, NJYS Technical Committee Chair, at kyle@njyouthsoccer.com.

US Soccer's Player Development Initiative (PDI) Implementation