US Club Soccer is proud to welcome the Iowa-based Club Development League (CDL) to its membership, beginning with the 2021-22 season.
With this partnership, ten clubs and their more than 300 teams and over 7,000 players and staff in U-6 through U-19 age groups will benefit from an all-inclusive suite of programming and resources offered by US Club Soccer.
“This is an exciting time for the CDL,” said Alen Kudumovic, CDL president. “The ability of our member clubs to come together to develop our own programming, standards and calendar allows us to enhance our program offerings and improve the coach education and player development environment across the state.”
“The timing is right for CDL member clubs to determine their own pathway,” said CDL league administrator, Ian Bradley. “The landscape of youth soccer in Iowa and across the USA continues to change and evolve, and this move puts us at the forefront of that change”.
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“We are thrilled to welcome the Club Development League into the US Club Soccer family,” said Kevin Payne, US Club Soccer CEO/Executive Director. “Adding a strong and growing league in Iowa continues our impressive growth in the Midwest and nationally as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our founding principles of soccer people making soccer decisions, local decisions made locally, and professional management is resonating with soccer leaders everywhere. We look forward to a long relationship with the Club Development League and its membership for years to come.”
Clubs and teams interested in finding out more about the Club Development League are encouraged to contact Ian Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Club Development League (CDL) is a competitive statewide player development league for U-13 through U-19 players. The CDL’s mission is to improve the player development environment in Iowa through the organization of a standards-based league where member clubs can better manage coaching resources, schedules, budgets and time. The CDL strives to provide an enjoyable and financially conscientious platform for all players at an appropriate competitive level.
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.