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Jan, 2020

CSA Girls to Enter DPL

For Immediate Release
Friday, January 25, 2020

Charlotte Soccer Academy Girls to Enter the Development Player League for 2020-2021

Due to the success this past year of the Charlotte Soccer Academy Girls Elite program in the USYS and National League, CSA has been given a tremendous opportunity to enter the Development Player League for 2020-2021. This is a national program that has been established directly under the U.S. Soccer Development Academy program with some of the top programs around the U.S. We feel that in order to continue to create a pathway for our players at the Elite level that still wish to play high school soccer, this opportunity gives them an additional growth platform for college exposure, better competition and a program directly underneath what is already established year-round with the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

CSA will enter the DPL with some of the best clubs in the country which include Tophat, FC Dallas, Solar, Dallas Texans, Legends, San Diego Surf, Pateadores and IMG. CSA will compete in the Southeast Division with clubs including Tophat, USA/Mount Pleasant, Weston, IMG and Florida Rush. In addition to division play, the league provides up to three showcases a year in alignment with the DA showcases which gives our players tremendous opportunity for college exposure.

Tryouts for CSA DPL U16-U19 will be held the weekend of 2/15-2/16. Please visit the TRYOUTS 2020 tab for more information on tryouts and see below for FAQs that elaborate on the league. To learn more about the DPL please visit

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FAQ on Developmental Player League at CSA

Q. How does this league differ from our current Elite program?
A. Currently our Elite teams have a team in the North and South playing under USYS. For the 2020-2021 season, we will have the DPL team and one Elite team.

Q. Who will the DPL play?
A. The DPL will play in the Southeast DPL division consisting of Tophat, USA/Mount Pleasant, Weston, IMG and Florida Rush. Additional clubs will be added in the coming weeks to make a 9-10 club division.

Q. Who will the Elite teams play?
A. The Elite teams will still continue to play in the USYS Piedmont Conference, compete for state championships and have opportunities to play in the National League.

Q. Can a DPL Player play high school soccer?
A. The DPL league game season will run for the 15U-19U teams in the fall ONLY so DPL players can play high school soccer.

Q. Where will the DPL and Elite teams train?
A. Our teams will train a minimum of three times a week and the plan is to have a session in our North area, South area and central area between the CSA locations. Session locations can be adjusted once the rosters are created depending on where the players are living on each roster.

Q. Where will DPL home matches be held?
A. All home matches will be played at either the OrthoCarolina Sportsplex or Frank Liske Park.

Q. How much travel will be involved in the DPL outside of showcases?
A. U15-U19 will potentially travel two weekends to FL, one weekend to GA and one weekend to Charleston. The U13-U14 teams will potentially have an additional trip to GA and Charleston.

Q. How many games will be played outside of the showcases?
A. U15-U19 will play approximately 14 matches and the U13-U14 teams will play approximately 20 matches.

Q. How do I tryout for the team?
A. If you ARE a currently registered CSA Elite or CSA DA player, you will attend tryouts on the weekend of 2/15-2/16.
If you are NOT currently registered on a CSA Elite or CSA DA team, but ARE a CSA registered player, you will need to connect with your current team’s Director of Coaching who will then advise you if you will be a potential candidate for one of these two teams or you will be encouraged to attend standard USYS tryouts the following weekend of 2/22-2/23.

Q. What if I am not a registered CSA player that is interested in the DA, DPL or Elite program?
A. If you are not currently a CSA player, you will need to submit a resume to one of the following Directors below and they will encourage you to attend DPL and Elite tryouts the weekend of 2/15-2/16 or USYS tryouts the weekend of 2/22-2/23.
U.S. Soccer Development Academy, Brian Moore [email protected]
Development Player League & Elite, Steve Magee [email protected]

Q. Where and when will DA assessments, DPL tryouts and Elite tryouts be held?
A. The OrthoCarolina Sportsplex on 2/15-2/16. Visit TRYOUTS 2020 tab to register.

Q. What is the cost of DPL?
A. Fee information will be handed out at tryouts in February for our U16-U19 age groups and for our U13-U15 age groups, fee information will be handed out at tryouts in May.

Q. Who will be coaching the teams?
A. Coaching assignments will be announced prior to tryouts.

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