The Club-to-Club Player Development Initiative (PDI) program kicked off its fifth year this past weekend with games in Northport and Garden City.
Games will be played at rotating locations throughout the spring as players get a chance to play against different teams in different environments.
The start of PDI program season highlighted the continued growth with over 100 teams participating – 64 from Nassau County and 40 from Suffolk County.
“The Club-To-Club PDI U7 and U8 games got off to a great start this past weekend with 104 teams across Nassau and Suffolk playing to kick start the season,” LIJSL Technical Director Ronan Wiseman said. “The program has grown tremendously since it started in 2018 and has helped the clubs involved develop their players through additional training and small-sided gameplay experiences.”
The goal of the program is to encourage player development, but most of all for the participants to have as much fun as possible on a weekly basis in a consequence-free environment as no results of the games are recorded.
“The program continues to evolve and grow as more clubs see the benefit of having their players take part in the program as well as participating in the LIJSL Club Development Days, which provides their younger players with a great experience.”
Any questions regarding Club-to-Club PDI can be directed to Ronan Wiseman.