Player Development Initiatives (or PDIs) are meant to influence how soccer clubs (including AYSO) alter the implementation of soccer programs to accommodate younger players. Member clubs like AYSO take these initiatives and implement them at the division level. Each Section issues guidance to their respective regions about the implementation of these PDIs.
PDIs cover a number of topics including:
- Division formation by age (i.e. birth year)
- Team and field size by age
- Rule modifications that simplify the game (e.g. no offside infractions at 8u and below)
The current PDIs for 11L are attached.