Memorial Cup scheduled for
May 25-26, 2024


Spring 2024 league schedule now available


Thank you to all of the teams who attended the 2024 Spring Classic.

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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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Despite the rain the Spring Classic played on

The Maryland Development Soccer League (MDSL) hosted the 1st Annual Spring Classic in Montgomery County, MD from March 23 – 24, 2024. The event hosted 72 teams with players traveling in from all parts of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. 41 clubs participated and 124 games were

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Recapping an exciting 2023/24 Futsal Season

The Maryland Development Soccer League (MDSL) hosted its second year of MDSL Futsal in Montgomery County, MD from December 9 - February 24, 2024. The event hosted 44 teams with players traveling in from all parts of Maryland. Twelve different clubs participated and 161 games were played betwee

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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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