MDSL Winter Futsal schedule now available.


Thank you teams for attending the 2023 Fall Breakout.


Spring 2024 season kicks off
April 6th.

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To establish an affordable youth soccer league that offers all year around programming for independent teams and smaller sized clubs of 250 players and under, to thrive in their player development goals on the field and in their business objectives off the field. 

Who are we?

The Maryland Developmental Soccer League (MDSL) was founded by three Montgomery County, MD based youth soccer clubs in the Spring of 2022, with the goal in mind to follow the US Youth Soccer Guidelines for how a youth soccer league should be run. With the focus on the often-times used word “development” in youth soccer circles, Aspen Hill Soccer Club (AHSC), Sandy Spring Soccer Club (SSSC), and Elite Soccer Youth Development Academy (ESYDA) all within a 5 mile radius of each other, decided that it would be better to work together as clubs to shape a league that they felt best suited player development. It was also important to them to shape a league with ZERO tolerance to recruiting, so they formed a pact.

The Directors of the clubs had seen other recreational leagues in the Montgomery County area where players as young as 8 years old were playing 11 v 11 on 8 x 24 goals and the length of the field being endline to endline of a full-sided field, and thought to themselves that enough was enough. They had also placed their recreational level teams in overpriced leagues at the Germantown Complex, and decided that they needed to find an affordable location that was central and easily accessible to their members and their families.

They also wanted a league that can teach the players the rules of the game, so we make it mandatory that all teams either have a coach on the field for the younger ages. In the MDSL, no scores are kept (U-10 and under) and the league provides an experience for players to develop and learn how to play soccer the right way. The league also presents itself as a pathway for players to advance to higher level leagues.

To learn more about our league, click here.

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Thank you teams for attending the 2023 Fall Breakout!

The MDSL would like to thank all of the teams who attended the 2023 Fall Breakout tournament from November 18-19, 2023. This was our 1st annual event featuring a total of 32 teams playing 57 games across the U-8-U-14 boys age groups. The tournament featured Classic level to Low Level Travel teams m

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MDSL adds White Oak and Olney locations for the Fall

The MDSL will be expanding throughout the mid-county region of Montgomery County, MD for the Fall 2023 season. In the Spring of 2023, all games were played at the Sandy Spring Friends School, but now the league will expand to a location in Olney and another in White Oak. The reason for the move is

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MDSL expands its tournament schedule for 2023-24

The Maryland Developmental Soccer League continues to grow its footprint throughout the D.C., MD, and VA region by offerring affordable league play and tournament opportunities for independent teams and smaller clubs (of 250 players or less). When the league launched in March

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