The Premier Youth Development League (PYDL) is for U8-U10 Academy teams only. Teams must participate in their clubs academy
program to participate in the league.
To provide the best development platform for Youth Academy players.
To encourage and promote player development by organizing a league for healthy competition.
Fall 2016 Play Dates:
Aug 27th, 28th
Sep 10th, 11th, 24th
Oct 15th, 29th
Nov 5th, 6th
Some Norman in-house games will be scheduled for the Friday before the play dates.
League Cost $450 - U9 & U10, $400 - U8
$300 performance bond required (*this will not be deposited unless teams do not show for a game, suspended for misconduct, or leave excess trash after their games).
8 game season – Games will be played at Gillis-Rother Soccer complex in Norman, unless otherwise schedule by outside clubs.
U8 – 5v5
U9/U10 – 7v7
*There is a 5 goal differential in the games*
Team Contact Information
Go to the PYDL Fall 2016 schedule and standings - click on "Full Schedule" - the right corner of each group has "Team Contact" - this is where you will find team contact information.
Code of Conduct for Premier Youth Development League
This Code of Conduct has been developed to clarify and define standards of professional, ethical, and moral behavior from coaches, parents and players participating in the Premier Youth Development League ("PYDL"). PYDL members should familiarize and uphold with the mission and vision of the Premier Youth Development League ("PYDL"). PYDL members are required to conduct themselves in a professional, respectful and ethical manner at all times. Negative language, attitudes or undermining others for personal gain are considered detrimental to a healthy and productive environment and will not be tolerated. PYDL members are responsible for knowing and adhering to the principles set forth in this Code of Conduct and for raising questions if uncertain about PYDL policy. PYDL takes seriously the standards set forth in the Code of Conduct. Violations to the Code of Conduct are cause for disciplinary action up to and including removal from the league and forfeiture of the performance bond.
Build Out Lines
For the 7v7 game, the field will include build out lines to promote individual skills and facilitate game flow. The build out line is used to promote playing the ball out of the back in an unpressured setting.
When the GK has the ball, either during play or from a goal kick, the opposing team must move behind the build out line.
Once the opposing team is behind the build out line, the GK can either pass, throw or roll the ball to a teammate (no punting)
Punting the ball is not allowed as this would defeat the purpose of the build out line and reduces the opportunity to play out of the back in an unpressured setting.
After the ball is put into play, the opposing team can then cross the build out line and play can resume as normal.
If the GK decides to "put the ball into play" before the opposing team moves behind the build out line, the GK forfeits the build out line rule.
Players in U-11 programs and younger shall not engage in heading, either in practices or in games.
If any player heads the ball intentionally in games, an indirect free kick will be given, to the opposition, where the offence took place.
All rules and information on Small Sided Games can be found here:
Be a positive parent - Remember your R.O.O.T.S
Respect: If you respect coaches, teammates, refs, opponents and your child, you help create a safe, healthy, and positive environment for everyone involve in youth soccer.
Officials: Admire referees fr the job they do, even when you disagree with them. Remember they are trying the best they can. It is not The World Cup! Keep things in perspective! Be a role model to your child and act accordingly when decisions don't go your way.
Opponents: A worthy opponent brings out the best in people. After the games, win or lose, shake hands and congratulate them on a game well played.
Trust: We trust our children in daily life but then they're not trusted playing soccer. Kids cannot perform to the best of their ability, or have fun, when they are being yelled at, over-coached, queried endlessly or ceaselessly criticized regarding their performance. Let the kids play!
Self: Honor the game. If either parents, players, or coaches disrespect the game, remind the to live up to a higher standard.