North Dakota State League
This event serves boys and girls teams (U13-U19), vying to compete for the NDYSA NCS State Cup title. Division winners will be crowned State Cup Champions and attend the Midwest Regional Championships.
The Olympic Development Program (ODP) is a national program which is designed to identify & develop talented, committed youth soccer players to represent their state, region, and country in high level soccer competitions
Dakota Premier League
The purpose of the DPL is to provide meaningful competition for teams with limited travel. All DPL offerings will be held at either the Sanford Sports Complex (THE CROSSING), or Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, SD.
Is that soccer program that is primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high level competition.
Competitive soccer offers a variety of benefits if you have aspirations of playing in college or the pros. But even if college or professional leagues are not part of your plans, competitive soccer still presents a fun and challenging environment.
A competitive soccer team’s objective is to win games rather than playing for a fun social experience, as recreational teams generally do. This difference in primary objectives is reflected in the training and preparation to which a competitive soccer team commits. As a competitive soccer player, you must not only learn fundamental soccer skills and understand the rules of the game, but you must also consistently improve your skill level to progress as a player. The goal of any competitive soccer player is to continuously learn new skills to become an asset to the team.
As a player in a competitive soccer league, you play against teams of the same skill level, which are typically categorized by age groups. The chance to play against teams with the same ability or better is a test that challenges your skills, physical conditioning and composure. You are able to learn from mistakes, whether tactical or strategic. These experiences should make you a better and smarter player.
If you have a passion for soccer and are dedicated to becoming a better player, no matter your future aspirations, the competitive playing field is more suitable for you than a recreational team. Competitive soccer focuses on winning and developing your skills. You will be pushed, but also rewarded with advanced skill development.
Recreational soccer – Is that soccer program that is primarily devoted to the enjoyment and development of soccer players without the emphasis on travel or high level competition.
The purpose of recreational soccer is to provide an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the sport and develop life skills including a life long love of the game.
Recreational Player – a player who is randomly assigned to a team without regard to his/her abilities and skills.
Recreational Team – teams formed randomly to play soccer.
Recreational League – leagues composed of teams formed in a random manner.