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Addendum to our rules in compliance with US Soccer concussion concerns

The PDF have taken on board the recommendations by our governing body US Soccer in relation to concussion protocols for our young players. With this, intentional heading of the ball will be banned with immediate effect in all PDF games. The official rules on this can be found on our For Parents link and more info can be found on the link below.

All clubs involved in the PDF league agree that our players safety is our first priority and of the utmost importance.

The Player Development Friendlies (PDF) is an initiative set up by Directors of Coaching of clubs in the Houston area who have a vision for their U9/10 players developing their skills and technical play in a safe, comfortable and ‘stress free’ learning environment.

The PDF is committed to providing a small sided games playing environment so that players are given the maximum chance to develop their technical ability. The PDF through the Club Directors of Coaching will work to ensure the amount of players playing and field size is suitable for enhancing the long term development of the players.

To learn more about our organization and our philosophy, please visit the About Us page.