WHAT IS THE PDL

The Premier Development League (PDL) is an amateur-level league that focuses on providing developmental training and match play opportunities for college-level players and players with professional soccer aspirations. The the PDL’s #Path2Pro mission is vertically aligned with Major League Soccer (MLS) and the United Soccer League (USL), the highest levels of professional soccer in the United States.

The PDL consists of 14 regular season matches. FC Boulder has been placed in the Mountain Division of the Western Conferences. Home matches in our inaugural season will feature all of our divisional opponents: Albuquerque Sol (NM), BYU Cougars (UT), Colorado Rapids U23s, and FC Tucson (AZ).

Since 2007, 70% of all players drafted into Major League Soccer had PDL experience and in the 2016 MLS season, over 200 players rostered to MLS teams had played previously in the PDL. The 2017 PDL season will kickoff in early May and run through the end of July.

FC Boulder PDL Staff

Luis Swisher

Head Coach

Luis Swisher is the FC Boulder 02 Boys U.S. Soccer Development Academy Head Coach and the FC Boulder Juniors Director.

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Nikki Marshall

General Manager

Nikki is currently the FC Boulder Sports Performance Center Director, and now FC Boulder PDL General Manager.

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Tryout Registration

Please click on the button below to register for the FC Boulder PDL Open Tryouts!

TRYOUT REGISTRATION

Open Tryouts 2017

Dates:

February 25th & 26th

Times:

  • Saturday 2/25 3-5PM at EBCC
  • Sunday 2/26 9-11AM at EBCC
  • Sunday 2/26 1-3PM at EBCC (invite only)

Inclement weather schedule:

  • Saturday 2/25 5:30-8:30PM at SPC
  • Sunday 2/26 8-10AM at CU Recreation Bubble
  • Sunday 2/26 12-2PM at SPC (invite only)

Locations:

East Boulder Community Center (EBCC)

5660 Sioux Dr.
Boulder, CO 80303

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FCB Sports Performance Center (SPC)

555 Aspen Ridge Dr.
Lafayette, CO 80026

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University of Colorado Recreation Bubble

Folsom St & Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302

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Cost:

$100 (includes a minimum of 2 tryout sessions & an official FC Boulder PDL tryout shirt). Walkups are $125.

An athletic trainer will be on site and water stations will be provided.

Hotel Recommendation:

We have partnered with Courtyard by Marriott Boulder/Louisville to give a special rate of $87/night to those trying out for FC Boulder PDL! Click here to book your reservations: Book your rate for FC Boulder PDL Tryouts.

Thank you to Courtyard by Marriott Boulder/Louisville for being a proud sponsor of FC Boulder PDL!

If you have any questions, please contact Nikki Marshall at nikki.marshall@fcboulder.com

THESE ARE SOME PDL CLUBS

2017 FC Boulder PDL Schedule

The schedule of matches for FC Boulder’s inaugural PDL season will be announced February 1, 2017!

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Home/Away Games

FC Boulder PDL Schedule

  • FC Boulder PDL vs. Colorado Rapids

    Saturday, 18:00 - 20:00 Prentup Field
  • FC Boulder PDL at Colorado Rapids

    Friday, 18:00 - 20:00 Dick's Sportin Goods Park
  • FC Boulder PDL vs. FC Tucson

    Saturday, 18:00 - 20:00 Prentup Field
  • FC Boulder PDL at FC Tucson

    Friday, 18:00 - 20:00 FC Tucson Stadium
  • FC Boulder PDL vs. Colorado Rapids

    Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Prentup Field
  • FC Boulder PDL vs. BYU Cougars

    Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Prentup Field
  • FC Boulder PDL vs. Albuquerque Sol

    Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Prentup Field
  • FC Boulder PDL at BYU Cougars

    Friday, 18:00 - 20:00 Stadium at South Filed
  • FC Boulder PDL at BYU Cougars

    Saturday, 18:00 - 20:00 Stadium at South Filed
  • FC Boulder PDL at Colorado Rapids

    Tuesday, 18:00 - 20:00 Dick's Sportin Goods Park
  • FC Boulder PDL vs. Albuquerque Sol

    Thursday, 18:00 - 20:00 Prentup Field
  • FC Boulder PDL vs. BYU Cougars

    Saturday, 18:00 - 20:00 Prentup Field
  • FC Boulder PDL at Albuquerque Sol

    Thursday, 18:00 - 20:00 Saint Pius X Ben Rios Field
  • FC Boulder PDL at Albuquerque Sol

    Saturday, 18:00 - 20:00 Saint Pius X Ben Rios Field

For More Information

Players

Players interested in playing with the FC Boulder PDL team should contact Head Coach Luis Swisher at luis.swisher@fcboulder.com.

Sponsorhip/Partnership Opportunities

Companies or individuals interested in advertising, sponsor or partnership opportunities with FC Boulder and FC Boulder’s PDL team should contact General Manager, Nikki Marshall Malone at nikki.marshall@fcboulder.com.

FC Boulder is a Colorado non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Any contributions in support of FC Boulder and the FC Boulder PDL team are tax-deductible.

Welcome to FC Boulder!

You have found a special organization. We are more than a collection of teams wearing the same color jersey: We are an organization with a unique culture and a compelling set of values. We intend to provide a context through which our membership experiences the joy and inspiration that this great game of soccer can provide.

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