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PPA Development Soccer

developing players between the lines, and outside them. 
General Information:


The Development Program is the best place to play sports with friends. The league mixes the convenience of recreational teams with the professionalism of club sports. It's the only league in the DMV region where players can register with friends from their school or neighborhood without a tryout, and choose to get a professional (non-parent coach). Teams also have the option of using a parent volunteer coach. Practices are held locally during the week and games are played on weekends. Players of all levels are welcome to participate. Our curriculum aims to teach sport-specific skills and technique, while also teaching the intangible lessons of sports; resilience, dedication, teamwork, and a will to succeed. To learn more about the program, click here.

"Best place to play sports with Friends"


Program Information

  • 8 Week Season. Each team plays games on weekends, with 1 weekly practice, weekday afternoons.

  • End of Season Tournament included 

  • Games will be held in NW DC, Chevy Chase, Bethesda region.

  • Practices are based around location of the team. 

  • League are organized by grades, k - 8th grade. Players can play up a grade, but not down a grade.

  • Open to boys and girls of all levels.

  • Parents can form teams and choose a PPA coach or Parent volunteer coach for their team.

Key Registration and Season Dates:



$100 Rebates for Parent Organizers

We know that organizing a team can take some work, so this spring PPA is giving a $100 rebate to parents who step up. Learn More.  

PPAforAll Scholarship Program

​PPA aims to provide programming for all players, regardless of their financial situation. We offer full and partial scholarships for families with financial needs to ensure everyone can play.  Learn More. 

How do I register?

Form a Team

How does this registration work?


It takes one parent to start a team. In the registration,  we'll ask you for a team name and then we'll ask if you want a PPA coach assigned or if you have a parent on the team who wants to coach. From there, we'll send you a code and a link you can send around to your child's classmates or friends so they can join your team.

Save $100!

New rebates available for parents who form teams.  Click here to learn more.  

Join a Team

How does this registration work?

If you've been invited to join a team by another parent, you should get a code from them to join. Or, you can join the league as a free agent, and we will place your player on a team in their age group and your preferred practice region. 



Why are the PPA Development Leagues
Best Place to Play Sports with Friends
in DC/MD

A highlight clip from the Girls Dev League Tournament

A highlight clip from the Boys Dev League Tournament


PPA is most recognized for having great coaches. Our staff come with distinguished played backgrounds, and are trained to fulfill our mission of developing players between the lines, and outside them. 

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League Play

Development Leagues aim to strike the right balance of fun and developmental. We try to make Gamedays as exciting as possible, including specialty weekends like Spirit Week. And during the weeks at practices, coaches follow an age specific curriculum designed to foster learnings and growth. 



PPA Development Leagues are one of the few rec leagues that offer a tournament as part of the season (most other rec programs offer tournament play separately). We think tournaments are the best way to wrap up a season of learning, playing, and competing. 



One of the main reasons families join PPA is because we offer many paths for different players.  If your player strikes a passion for the sport, we have teams that compete in the highest levels. Whether you just want to play for fun, or you want to compete against the best players in the country, PPA has a path for you. 

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What's coming up?

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Questions About Development Soccer?

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