Summer Breakout Tournament is set for August 24-25, 2024


Summer Sizzler crowned 5 champions over the weekend.


MDSL Fall Recreation League starts
September 7th.

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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 two Montgomery County, MD based youth soccer clubs in the Spring of 2022 with the goal in mind to follow US Youth Soccer guidelines to player development. With the focus on the often-times used word “development” in youth soccer circles, Sandy Spring Soccer Club (SSSC) and Aspen Hill Soccer Club (AHSC) decided that it would be best to work together to shape a league that they felt best suited for the players in the region. 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 Maryland Sportsplex and decided that they needed to launch an affordable league that limited travel, had good fields, on par competition, and easily accessible to youth soccer clubs and their families.

They also wanted a league where both the coaches and referees could teach players the rules of the game. In the MDSL, no scores are kept (U-8 and under) and the league provides an experience for players to develop and learn how to play soccer the right way. The MDSL is a bridge to travel (competitive) soccer.

To learn more about our league, click here.

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The Summer Sizzle was hot and the teams battled it out

The Maryland Development Soccer League (MDSL) hosted the 1st Annual Summer Sizzler in Montgomery County, MD July 13 – 14, 2024. The event hosted 22 teams with players traveling in from all parts of Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. 14 clubs participated and 41 games were played across 3 ven

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Spring league season concludes with changes on the horizon

The 3rd edition of the MDSL Spring season ended this weekend with alot to look forward to in the future. When the league launched in 2022 it only featured 3 teams, fast forward to today and the league has ballooned to 72 teams. With growth comes challenges and with 266 games played this spring seas

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Memorial Cup shines bright on a hot weekend

The Maryland Development Soccer League (MDSL) hosted the 1st Annual Memorial Cup in Montgomery County, MD from May 25 – 26, 2024. The event hosted 72 teams with players traveling in from all parts of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and New York 72 teams across 45 clubs and 116 games were p

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