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Development Players League is a regionally based league that provides a clear pathway for players who show the potential to make the jump to the DA level of play. The DPL teams will offer players who excel to have the opportunity to be called up as a Development Player for their respective DA teams. This structure provides an expanded pool of aspiring DA players with more exposure to the DA training model and level of play while allowing them the time they need to develop as well as offering the flexibility to play high school soccer.  Founded on the ideology of the full DA program, the DPL provides a development structure that focuses on playing more meaningful games with highly professional game day environment, more training, high-level coaching, development before winning attitude, and great exposure in major college showcase events. Teams will play a home and away schedule, as well as a competitive tournament schedule with local and regional travel. 

The Utah Royals FC DPL Program is the "sister program" to the Utah Royals DA.  The DPL is a highly competitive platform that allows for the growth and development of players, throughout their years with the club.  The program allows us to offer the most beneficial environment possible through training, games, and events which creates avenues for us to continually monitor players and their growth patterns.  The program offers a Full-Time Staff of coaches that work directly with the DA Staff to ensure no player is being underserved. 



The DPL League will introduce competition for the rising 2008 DA/DPL Age Group.  The schedule will consist of league matches against other DA Clubs and their respective 2008 Teams. 

The schedule will be integrated into the program format for the 2008 Pre-DA Program and will consist of a home and away schedule during the Fall/Spring Season.



Program's highlights:

  • Teams offered in the 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003/02 Age Groups.
  • The team is officially recognized as the Utah Royals FC DPL Team, which aligns with the Utah Royals FC DA Team.
  • Training locations, days and times to be coordinated with the DA Teams, in each respective age group.  Teams will train 3x per week and additional development opportunities will be offered throughout the season, based upon the event schedule, for each age group.
  • 24-30 game home and away schedule with DA Clubs (DPL Teams), in the nation's most competitive conference.
  • Attendance at top College Showcases (FC Legends - November and Players Showcase - March) 
  • Options to attendance the most elite youth tournaments in the Country (i.e. Surf Cup, Blues Cup, Dallas Cup, FC Legends, PDA Showcase).
  • Speed, strength and mobility training offered for all players.
  • College advisement programs offered for all players, in appropriate age groups.
  • Opportunity to participate in club-sponsored college events.
  • All DPL Players are permitted to play on their local High School Teams.  There will be a break in the schedule which allows for High School Participation.


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