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DPL LAUNCHES GIRLS ACADEMY LEAGUE AFTER DA DEMISE

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DPL Offers New Alternative for Former Girls DA Teams

The DPL was initially launched to provide a second tier to the U.S. Soccer Girls Development Academy (DA). Providing the same training environment as the DA, the idea was to enable an easy transition for advancement. Started in Southern California, 24 youth soccer clubs have taken advantage of competing in the DPL, reflecting a total of 144 teams playing in 3 conferences; Southwest, West, and Frontier.



Highly popular and well respected, the DPL worked well for the clubs participating and will now be restructured and enhanced. A new tier, the Girls Academy League, has been created by the DPL to provide an opportunity for former Girls DA Clubs offers to fill the void left by the DA.

The American elite youth soccer landscape is still in flux with many...

YOUTH SOCCER CLUBS STAYING CONNECTED WITH PLAYERS DURING COVID-19

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Video: A Great Tool To Harness

Technology is often more complicated than we want it to be … Teamgeniius’ Gabriel “Gabe” Skelly is a technophile that breathes video. Ruth Nicholson interviews Skelly on how to make communication between a club and its players easier.

Gabriel “Gabe” Skelly is a father of four who spends a lot of time doing charity work to fight HIV and homelessness. A Minnesota native who is a diehard cyclist, Skelly commutes by bike to work every day it is above 32 degrees.


Gabriel “Gabe” Skelly

An avid video producer Skelly combines his passion for videography and sports together at TeamGenius as Customer Success Manager where he helps youth sports clubs all over the world run better tryouts. Getting people away from paper can be challenging, but not for Skelly who is always immersed in the...

US YOUTH SOCCER PROVIDES ELITE PROGRAM AFTER DA DEMISE

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US Youth Soccer Leads Development of New Elite Soccer Platform

With the goal of helping the disenfranchised youth soccer teams that participated in U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy, US Youth Soccer steps up. On April 15, 2020, U.S. Soccer shut the DA citing the financial impact of COVID-19 as one of the reasons.

The wake of the U.S. Soccer Federation’s decision to close the country’s elite youth soccer player development, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, left a void. While the MLS has stepped up with an option, and US Club‘s ECNL has provided a home for several of America’s top clubs, US Youth Soccer also has announced a solution.

Read: MLS TO THE RESCUE WITH NEW ELITE COMPETITION AFTER U.S. SOCCER SHUTS DA, and...

FIFPRO: WOMEN’S FOOTBALL NEEDS FINANCIAL SUPPORT

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Women’s Soccer Vulnerable to COVID-19

Economic downturns have always negatively impacted women’s soccer — how do we protect women’s soccer today from the ravishes of the Coronavirus COVID-19?

A new FIFPRO paper warns that the growth of professional women’s football and evolution into a strong and viable industry is threatened by the implications of COVID-19.

The absence of basic worker protections and global industry standards for working conditions in women’s football also means the livelihoods of female players are extremely vulnerable.

The view is part of FIFPRO’s paper COVID-19: Implications for Professional Women’s Football.



The current economic standstill could ultimately result in insolvencies of otherwise profitable and stable clubs across many markets, the paper says, adding the sector faces “an...
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