ABOUT THE JUNIORS DEVELOPMENTAL LEAGUE
The Tennessee State Soccer Association (TSSA) created the Juniors Developmental League (JDL) in 2019. The purpose of the JDL is to offer a developmental league where our coaches are able to work together within the guidelines of the USSF Player Developmental Initiatives (PDI’s). The JDL serves as an introductory league to prepare our players and teams for the Tennessee State League at ages 12U-19U.
The JDL is meant to create games for teams within each district, but sometimes teams may have to travel due to a lack of teams in a specific area. The JDL is typically split into levels of Most Competitive, Competitive, and Least Competitive. Coaches in every age group are asked to work together to solve problems of imbalance that occur during games. Rather than running up scores, the goal is to find a mutually agreeable solution. Coaches may add/subtract players, move build out lines up/back, or seek a mutually agreeable solution to the imbalance. There are no TSSA team fees for the participating teams, but teams do pay for referee fees or field fees associated with each game.
For more information about JDL, contact our team at JDL@tnsoccer.org. CLICK HERE to see a webinar from Executive Director, Hans Hobson. (Updated Fall 2021)
IMPORTANT FALL JDL LEAGUE PLAY DATES:
Important League Dates:
- Team Registration DEADLINE: 15 Days Before Each Play Date
- Zoom Meeting: TBD – Be on the lookout for registration.
- Schedule Release Date: Monday before the play date. Be prepared to play games on Saturdays after 3 PM and anytime on Sundays.
PLAY DATES AND LOCATIONS
August 19-20: Siegel Park
September 9-10: Siegel Park
September 30 – October 1: Harpeth Soccer Fields (TSC Hosting)
November 4-5: White House Hosting
Additional Games: Teams will be given contact info for all teams to schedule any friendlies outside of the play date weekends.
Play Date Fee: $299 per team for each play date. This will cover all registration and admin fees to to include: ref fees for up to four games and a ref mentor for each game.