About

The Major League Development Association (MLDA) is dedicated to delivering accessible levels of participation, enjoyment and growth of soccer in the United States. We specialize in providing leadership, management expertise, resources and services for member soccer organizations in cities around the country including leagues, clubs, academies and events.

The MLDA’s mission is to:

  • Grow participation in soccer both on and off the field for participants and fans.
  • Establish accessible levels of competition and training platforms for participants while remaining proudly rooted in each local community.
  • Develop, innovate and implement scalable process to help lead and provide management expertise for member organizations.
  • Help identify, secure and/ or invest into quality soccer fields and facilities.
  • Provide consistent educational opportunities for staff, coaches and athletes.
  • Provide access and opportunity for the full player development model from youth to professional.
  • Promote unity through soccer tailored to each local community.

By executing our mission statement we are helping to shape solid foundations for player development and for fans to enjoy the sport while building sustainable sports organizations. We believe this will result in further growth of soccer in the United States.