The SDDA Soccer League is approximately 5 years old.
It was formed with the help of The Presidio Soccer League out of the need to find a home for the more advanced development-oriented teams and players in San Diego County. These teams from more than 38 clubs wish to play at the highest level within their region.
The top SDDA divisions are comparable with those from many of the top developmental academy leagues in the nation.
In addition to regular league play, The SDDA hosts Showcase events where all teams play in a round-robin type tournament event in front of many scouts, directors of coaching and college recruiters. The Showcase events have 3 objectives:
- Make a general assessment of the level of play in each particular age group.
- Supplement the regular schedule by adding meaningful games in a tournament style setting.
- Expose the players to college coaches or Olympic Development Program staff for possible selection into their programs.
Quite recently SDDA select teams have been competing against CalSouth ODP teams in All-Star Showcase events for certain age groups. This gives the cream of the crop players a chance to get noticed.
FC Heat Elite have approximately 50% of our teams playing in the SDDA League.
In 2018 FC Heat Elite had 4 SDDA Championship teams and 3 Runners-Up in their respective divisions.