We understand that a groundbreaking program like LATDP Elite will come with lots of questions. To help parents and player make an informed decision regarding tryouts, we constructed a list of frequently asked questions that should cover everything you need to know about the LATDP Elite Girls' Program and the Development Player League (DPL).

Feel free to contact us if you have a question not listed below. Our staff will be happy to assist you.

LATDP Elite Girls’ FAQ

TDP is a separate program bringing together interested C1, C2, C3 players for training and event opportunities. TDP players try out, register, and sign up to participate in TDP. TDP provides opportunities for additional training with different players and professional coaches. There are two components- training and events. Players can sign up to participate in training. Attendance at TDP events is based on selection. Only those players chosen to participate in an event are charged for each event.
The Developmental Player League (DPL) is a national league providing an elite competition platform for top youth soccer clubs in the U.S. Clubs must apply and meet competitive standards to be admitted to the league. DPL is the highest competitive level of soccer available to female players in Louisiana.
Yes, the DPL is a girls-only league. LATDP Elite boys will compete in MLS Next.
DPL Mid-South Conference consists of CABOSA Shreveport United, Gulf Coast United FC, LATDP Elite, Lobos Rush, Mississippi Rush, and North Alabama SC. Most of these Clubs will be combining or identifying players to provide the best competition possible.
LATDP Elite 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, and 18U/19U teams will participate in DPL.
Yes, players can participate in DPL and High School soccer. There is no conflict between DPL and High School seasons for 15U and up.
The 2021-2022 conference schedule is currently as follows: Potential Play Dates: Labor Day Weekend 9/4, 9/5, 9/6- Huntsville, AL October 23, 24 Baton Rouge March 26, 27 Shreveport April 2, 3 Jackson, MS April 30, May 1 Gulfport Showcase Events (Must Attend ONE) April 22-24 California June 21- June 24 Texas January 6-9 Florida Playoffs (Top 1-2 Teams) June 21-26 Texas DPL teams will follow their existing club schedules (including any pre-season team camps) and practice beginning by August 1. League games are expected to begin in mid to late August and run through May 2022.
Club teams from BRSC, LA Fire SC, and Lafayette Dynamo will schedule club games around the DPL schedule to avoid conflicts where possible. The DPL league will take precedence over all other leagues and games.
DPL teams will compete in at least one of two Showcase events scheduled in January (will likely be in FL) and/or April (will likely be Southern California) and a Summer Showcase or DPL Playoffs (if the team qualifies-location TBA).
The travel schedule will be relatively equal for all conference Clubs. Each conference Club will host at least one grouping of games. Games will most likely be played in pairs with traveling teams playing one (1) game on Saturday and one (1) game on Sunday depending on distance traveled. Game times will start approximately at 12pm on Saturdays and finish by 6 pm and starting at 8 am Sunday and finishing by 2 pm.
The training schedule will be team by team. Teams participating in the full program will train every other Monday. The 2009 age group will train Tuesday-Thursday as a team and every other Monday for TDPElite. The 2008 and 2007 age groups will train in New Orleans three days per week. The 2006, 2005, and 2004/2003 will train three days per week in Baton Rouge.
Yes, college coaches attend DPL games. The Regional and National Showcase events are well attended by Division I, II, and III coaches.
The fee schedule for full-time players is $525 for the season. The cost for part-time players who wish to train twice a week in Baton Rouge or New Orleans is $525/year and part-time players attending one training a month is $275. Financial Assistance and payment plans are available. Applications for financial aid must be submitted to Hannah Gill at
The fees for the 2009 age group is included in the $525. The team fees for all other age groups will be covered by individual teams based on the location of the games and will cover referee costs, coaches travel, etc.
All players from any club are eligible to tryout and play in the DPL.
Yes, players can play for their current club and our DPL team. DPL training and games should take precedence over the club, however, TDPELITE will make every effort to be flexible and accommodating.
The tryouts have concluded. Those participants who attended tryouts and were not invited to TDPELITE are eligible to participate in TDP. Again, this is an opportunity for players to come together, out of their comfort zone, with different professional coaches and to compete in events once each season.
Coaches from each LATDP Elite affiliated club (BRSC, LA Fire, and Lafayette Dynamo) will be in attendance.
The coaching staff will include Adrian Garcia, Raphael Nunes, Jason Dormady, Bobby Valezquez, Roger Charcap, Melín Portillo, and Louie Smothermon.
Home games will be played at BRSC fields in Baton Rouge or at LA Fire fields in New Orleans.
Contact Bryan Thorp at with any questions.
DPL teams will compete in at least one of two Showcase events scheduled in January (will likely be in FL) and/or April (will likely be Southern California) and a Summer Showcase or DPL Playoffs (if the team qualifies-location TBA).
Teams have been formed based on the following factors: Player identification, scouting, tryouts. We have decided to utilize the core of teams from BRSC for 2009, 2006, 2005, 2004/2003 and LA Fire for 2008 and 2007. Players who received an invitation to the TDPELITE team are eligible to participate in the conference games and events. Players who are in the pool are eligible to participate in training 2 x per month on a Monday for the 2009 age group or 2 x per month during the regularly scheduled training days/times for all other age groups (please get in touch with team coaches regarding training details).