THE DPL launches THE OPEN.
A PROVING GROUND FOR PLAYERS, TEAMS AND CLUBS TO EARN THEIR FUTURE.
Los Angeles, CA (March 24th, 2023) – The DPL is proud to announce a new integrated event format for teams to compete for a National Championship. The DPL has grown significantly over the past 3 years and the league is firmly focused on continuing to improve the competitive standard for our members. The work of all the clubs in tandem with our league has resulted in an unprecedented number of new applications for membership.
The DPL has made some tough decisions this year on club renewals with the goal of increased competitive diversity and level. This process will continue with club reviews into the 2023/24 Season. This new platform gives more weight to our existing event status and gives us a more in depth understanding of whether the club is ready for full membership in the future.
This Elite National Platform allows clubs to continue with their current local league while competing inside our events that will lead to the best teams competing with current full members for a National Championship, and potentially even The Summit. This is launched fully in line with our mission of memorable and purposeful competition where nothing is given and everything is earned.
Furthermore, DPL OPEN players will be evaluated by the DPL PERFORM scouts for access to the Individual Player ID Program with the same opportunities as DPL players. Teams can also elect to enter into more DPL Events (where space is available) and clubs can elect to play regional bracket play with fellow DPL OPEN clubs, should they wish to supplement their current league game schedule. These DPLO Brackets will be managed by the DPL and results and standings will be used to seed the OPEN Brackets in the events.
The full details of the DPL OPEN (DPLO) are found here: www.dpleague.org/open and applications can be submitted via: www.dpleague.org/open-application.
All club applications will be reviewed by the DPL Leadership and places offered based on quality of teams and readiness to meet all DPL Standards as well as creating diversity of competition for DPLO Teams. *Current DPL members can apply for their affiliates or as an extension of their existing DPL program.
About the DPL:
The DPL is an Elite National All-Girls League. The Mission of the DPL is to develop the player and empower the person in a purposeful and memorable environment.
The DPL Vision:
We believe through superior experiences, players will be able to showcase their talent, discover collegiate opportunities and create community around the game.
We are a standards driven national league that will encourage clubs to compete and grow, maximizing the development of their players. By creating a cohesive framework in line with the most dynamic organizations in the country, where Nothing is Given and Everything Earned, we will raise the bar in youth soccer… together.
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