The Youth Players' Development League (YPDL) kicked off this past weekend at CYA. CYA is a founding member of this new developmental league, working with other top clubs in the Northern Virginia area. This new league for U9 and U10 Travel teams with the focus on providing the best developmental opportunity for the youngest travel players.
With an exciting new format, players are able to maximize their time on the field as well as the number of touches they are getting, two essential pillars of player development. Teams play 5v5 'futsal-style' games, with two games going on simultaneously. With the lower numbers, faster style of play, and little time on the bench, the players seemed to really enjoy their first weekend of YPDL.
Please see the panoramic photo below as well as a video showing the great atmosphere created this past weekend!