The Club-to-Club Player Development Initiative (PDI) program continues to build off past success as the program is now in its sixth year.
The basis of the program is to provide both boys and girls in the U7-U8 age groups the chance to play weekly in a consequence-free environment designed to foster player development and enjoyment of the game.
The program is run in both Nassau and Suffolk County and the program is ever-growing with 96 teams participating.
Over the course of the fall, there are six weeks of play, culminating in the final weekend on November 19.
“The CTC PDI program is a huge benefit to the clubs involved,” LIJSL Technical Director Ronan Wiseman said. “It gives the younger, more enthusiastic non-travel-aged players a great outlet to express themselves on the field against other clubs. The program is set up to have a league schedule in a festival format, the teams get six weeks of scheduled games and can also participate in the additional three Club Development Days (festivals) held monthly during each season. That gives the players plenty of opportunities to play in a great environment and is an excellent addition to a club’s annual programming planning.”
Any questions about PDI or future involvement in the program can be directed to Ronan Wiseman.