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The PDB Way


PDB Soccer Academy is a youth soccer club that was started in Long Island, NY in 2014. Our convenient locations in Nassau County (Westbury, Carle Place) and Queens (Bayside) allow for players from NYC, Nassau and western Suffolk counties to have easy access to our training facilities. PDB's soccer philosophy is designed to provide a developmentally focused youth soccer program in a safe and positive learning environment. Our goals are to teach the technical, tactical, physical, mental, and social aspects of the game. In addition, helping our students develop life skills of sportsmanship, discipline, responsibility, commitment, and respect are part of our club culture and philosophy.

Youth soccer in Long Island and youth soccer in NYC have come a long way. And, PDB is proud to be at the forefront of soccer development in these communities. PDB focuses on training children to become proper soccer players. We are committed to keeping a style of play that is offensive-minded, creative, fast, and attractive. PDB focuses on dynamic functional training that helps each player grow through our guidance and interaction.

Teams get better as players improve their abilities to perform skills, mastered through training, under pressure and over time. We are patient with the development of our children, and teach age-specific and age-appropriate skills that will build a foundation for each player's individual and team soccer abilities. We achieve our success through development, not just team wins.

At the Travel Soccer Level, PDB teams play in local NYC leagues such as CJSL & NYCSL. At the Premier Soccer Level, PDB teams play in Region 1 and  EDP. We also participate in NY State Cup and highly competitive showcase tournaments where our players' soccer abilities truly become evident to those that are both  watching and participating.




  • Having fun and developing a love for the game.
  • Teaching the basic fundamentals of soccer with a focus on technique, insight, personality, and speed.
  • Provide high-quality instruction and education for players, coaches, and parents.
  • The soccer calendar consists of three seasons: Fall, Winter and Spring.
  • Futsal Winter Sessions
  • We have programs for the following age groups:


Kidz Club (Ages 3-5)

  • A positive learning environment created to introduce the game of soccer.
  • Fun focused with small sided games.
  • Develop balance, coordination, flexibility, and most importantly ... a love for the game.
  • 1 session per week.

Juniors (Ages 6-9)

  • Specialized trainings & small sided games 
  • 1 session per week, 2 sessions for Pre-Developmental Academy

Developmental - Travel (Ages 10-14)

  • Specialized developmental trainings for Travel Players
  • Introduction to Travel League Games
  • 2-3 sessions per week

Premier (Ages 15-18)

  • Advanced Training Plans
  • Showcase Tournaments
  • Premier League Games
  • College Preparation and Recruitment Assistance
  • 2-3 sessions per week



To see what programs are available for your child in the upcoming Season, just click on our Registration Button below:






by posted 08/23/2016
PDB Youth Travel Tryouts



by PDB posted 02/08/2016
Coach Kabashi Honored by ENYYSA.

Coach Kabashi directing QCC Soccer.


Coach Zef Kabashi Honored as the Personality of the Month for December



By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
December 2, 2015-Although Zef Kabashi might be the Project Manager for a Manhattan construction company, Metropolitan Building Services, he is known in the ever-growing soccer community for constructing top soccer teams and coaching them to championships while emphasizing player development and sportsmanship. Zef has coached the Queensborough Community College men to the past three City University of New York (CUNY) community college titles and four championships out of the last five years so he is being honored by the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) as our Personality of the Month for December.

“The state of our community college soccer has improved drastically over the past decade to a point where we have at least Queensborough and Borough of Manhattan Community College competing for the Regional title each and every year with the likes of recent national champs Nassau and Suffolk,” commented CUNY Athletic Conference Executive Director Zak Ivkovic. “That is a credit to the hard work of our coaches, especially Zef Kabashi at Queensborough. His teams are quality each and every year and he is the type of coach whose hard work and care are evident in his teams, both in the quality of soccer and the teams' cohesion and attitude. Looking forward to him and Queensborough taking the next step, now that he has the CUNY trifecta, and going on to win the national championship soon.”

“It’s great to win the past three CUNY titles as well as four out of the last five! Knowing that all the time and effort I put into working with the players to achieve these results and making it happen is rewarding. I’ve won the CUNY title each time with a different team as there are only a handful of players to have won it twice during my tenure,” Coach Kabashi explained. “It’s motivating to know that I’m developing as a coach and my efforts are paying off with such great results. Winning the CUNY championships has made the experience that much more validating.”

Mr. December was born in and grew up in Queens in the towns of Sunnyside, Flushing and Woodhaven before his family moved to Hicksville, Long Island when he was a teenager. His father Kolj took him to all the Cosmos games at Giants Stadium before the original Cosmos team folded in 1984. He was at PelĂ©’s retirement game on October 1, 1977 but he vaguely remembers it as he was 17 months old. Zef grew up playing in the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) for New York Croatia and New York Hota. He also played center midfielder for the New York Hota senior team that competed in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League (CSL) and Northeast Super Soccer League, the highest level of soccer in the area after the original North American Soccer League folded several months after the Cosmos did.

Zef played one year for Nassau Community College where he was named to the National Junior College All-Star Team and completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Molloy College. When he was studying abroad in Belgium, he trained for a team in the national league’s Fourth Division, Stade Leuven (named after their stadium), but returned home to New York to complete his studies before signing the contract being offered to him.

Back in New York, Kaz Gungor asked him to start coaching youth soccer. Zef has since coached Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) teams, both boys and girls, from such diverse clubs as Auburndale, Carle Place, Farmingdale, Garden City and the Huntington Boys Club for nearly two decades. He now holds US Soccer’s prestigious “A” License and will attempt a UEFA License in the future.

“The teams I coached all started out in the Third or Second Division of the LIJSL and I guided them up into the First Division,” Coach Kabashi stated. “Now I’m currently the Director of Coaching for the PDB Soccer Academy, where I coach the Under-15 boys and assist the Under-16 boys as well as run a clinic for boys and girls, ages 3-9, on Saturday mornings. PDB is representing the CJSL in the Region 1 Champions League.”

The current Carle Place resident also served as an Eastern New York Olympic Development Program (ODP) coach for three years and led the Boys-Under-16 South team to the Regional semifinals. After his son Lucas Paul was born three years ago, he resigned from ODP to spend more time with his family.

“I enjoyed ODP. It was something I always wanted to do and I was lucky enough to have had the chance,” the 39-year-old said.

The proud Kosovar-American also coaches Team Kosovo in the summer Cosmos Copa tournament. The team is made up of players like Zef who were either born in or whose families come from Kosovo in the Balkans.

“It is very important for players and coaches to take risks and try new ideas. Motivating players and guiding them to achieve goals is something I work on diligently by developing relationships with my players and leading by example,” Coach Kabashi stated. “Each player is unique in his or her own right. Building a rapport with them allows me to learn who they are as individuals, thereby guiding me to help them grow as students of the game.”

All while emphasizing sportsmanship as Zef is the only coach ever to receive the New York Metro Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NYMISOA) Sportsmanship Award while coaching two different teams, the Hostos Community College men in 2007 and the Queensborough Community College men in 2011. Congratulations to coach Zef Kabashi, Eastern New York’s Personality of the Month for December.

With over 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 11 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Special Children. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.


The 2015 CUNY community college champions. Photos courtesy of Queensborough Community College.



by posted 12/03/2015
East Meadow Tournament Champions

1st place in East Meadow Soccer Tournament

PDB United finish 1st in East Meadow Soccer Tournament. Congrats to PDB United players, coach, team manager, team counselor and parents on a great weekend. 

August 31st, 2015

by posted 09/02/2015
MSSL Summer College Showcase Champions

1st place at MSSL Summer College Showcase

PDB United 99, combined with several players of PDB Fury, finished in 1st at the MSSL Summer College Showcase.


This event was held in New Jersey on the weekend of July 25-26.

Congrats on a great effort!

August 6th, 2015

by posted 08/06/2015
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