2015 - 2016 News Archive

VIDEO: Twelve teams capture national titles at 2016 NPL Finals

Schedules/results | Photos | Champions | Daily log/media coverage

AURORA, Colo. (July 20, 2016) – Twelve teams turned their 2015-16 NPL season aspirations into reality at the 2016 NPL Finals, July...

Keeping up with the 2016 NPL Finals

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AURORA, Colo. (July 14, 2016) - The 2015-16 NPL season comes to a close this weekend at Aurora Sports Park, as 141 teams from 90 clubs across the country...

2016 NPL Finals presents opportunities for some teams to repeat as national champs or earn redemption

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AURORA, Colo. (July 13, 2016) - The 2016 NPL Finals, the culminating event of year-long, league-based competition among NPLs around the country, kicks off...

Applications for 2016 NPL Showcase (Girls) now available

Application | nationalpremierleagues.com/NPLShowcase

PALM COAST, Fla. (July 7, 2016) - Top National Premier Leagues (NPL) girls teams are invited to apply to the 2016 NPL Showcase, Dec. 29-31 in Palm...

2016 NPL Finals schedules now available

 

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AURORA, Colo. (July 1, 2016) - The schedules for the 2016 NPL Finals, to be held July 14-18 at Aurora Sports Park in Aurora, Colo., have been released.

A...

Texas Champions League enhances youth soccer environment through NPL platform

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 28, 2016) - The United Soccer Clubs and Lake Highlands Girls Classic League have partnered to create the Texas Champions League, a top regional girls...

Ninety-nine Northeast Girls NPL players take next step in athletic careers, commit to collegiate programs

List of college commitments | Northeast Girls NPL

CHARLESTON, S.C. (June 22, 2016) - The Northeast Girls NPL has announced a total of 99 college commitments from the graduating high school class of...

Five teams win Midwest Developmental League (Boys) playoff

Qualified clubs

LOVES PARK, Ill. (June 17, 2016) - The 2015-16 Midwest Developmental League (Boys) playoffs concluded this past weekend with five teams winning their respective age groups, and in...

Four clubs emerge out of Mountain Developmental League (Boys), qualify to 2016 NPL Finals

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 15, 2016) - Five boys teams representing three clubs from the Mountain Developmental League have qualified for the 2016 NPL Finals after winning their respective age groups...

South Central Premier League sends 10 teams to 2016 NPL Finals

Qualified clubs

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (June 9, 2016) - The South Central Premier League qualified 10 teams to the upcoming 2016 NPL Finals via its league playoff event at North Oklahoma City Soccer...

Northern Illinois Soccer League to launch girls NPL division

Qualified clubs

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (June 9, 2016) - The South Central Premier League qualified 10 teams to the upcoming 2016 NPL Finals via its league playoff event at North Oklahoma City Soccer...

Registration open for LaLiga Formation Methodology course, hosted by Sockers FC Chicago, Aug. 5-7 in Elmhurst

Course web page | Registration

CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 27, 2016) - Registration is now open for the LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching education course, to be held Aug. 5-7 at Elmhurst College in...

ECNL, US Club Soccer announce new national competition platform for boys

CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 26, 2016) - US Club Soccer and the Elite Clubs National League are collaborating to create a new national competition and development platform for U-14 through U-18/19 boys...

Registration open for LaLiga Formation Methodology course, hosted by Virginia NPL, July 29-31 in Lorton, Va.

Course web page | Registration

CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 25, 2016) - Registration is now open for the LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching education course, July 29-31 at South County High School in...

Four Gulf States Premier League clubs earn rights to national title pursuit this summer

Gulf States Premier League schedules/standings

CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 16, 2016) - Four clubs swept through 12 slots to this summer's NPL Finals by way of the Gulf States Premier League. Mississippi...

NPL Showcase prepares for third annual event in Florida; applications coming soon

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 11, 2016) - US Club Soccer is again inviting top National Premier Leagues (NPL) girls teams to make the NPL Showcase part of their...

Twelve Florida Premier League teams secure 2016 NPL Finals slots

Florida Premier League schedules/standings

CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 11, 2016) - Nine clubs secured 12 spots from the Florida Premier League to the 2016 NPL Finals. Both boys and girls teams earn...

Eleven clubs join United Soccer Clubs to strengthen league's West Division

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 27, 2016) - The United Soccer Clubs (USC) has announced substantial expansion by welcoming 11 new clubs just one year after the league’s inception. For the 2016-17 season...

NorCal NPL hosts Boys and Girls Spring College Showcases

NorCal NPL website

DAVIS, Calif. (April 28, 2016) - When the NorCal NPL Boys Spring College Showcase concluded this past weekend, five clubs officially began their journeys towards national...

Six teams qualify for NPL Finals after strong Midwest Developmental League (Girls) regular seasons

Midwest Developmental League (Girls) schedules / standings

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 25, 2016) - Six qualifications to the 2016 NPL Finals have been claimed by two clubs in the Midwest Developmental...

Three clubs secure NPL Finals qualification through Mountain Developmental League (Girls)

Mountain Developmental League schedules / standings

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 22, 2016) - Three clubs grabbed five spots from the Mountain Developmental League (Girls) to the 2016 NPL Finals. Girls...

Liverpool FC America, NPL coach receives Positive Coaching Alliance accolade

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 13, 2016) - Tom Blencoe, a Liverpool FC American coach, has received the Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award presented by TeamSnap for his positive impact on...

Registration open for LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course, hosted by NorCal Premier Soccer, June 3-5 in California

Course web page | Registration: NorCal members / non-NorCal members

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 7, 2016) - Registration is now open for the second-ever LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching education...

From humble beginnings, Atletico Santa Rosa keeps its commitment to and finds success in academics

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By Tyler Heffernan | Communications Manager
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 30, 2016) - Atletico Santa Rosa, a club north of San Francisco...

NPL's Gulf States Premier League hosts PDPs for area's top youth players

Rosters - Boys / Girls | PDP web page

METAIRIE, La. (March 29, 2016) - A total of 62 players from nine different clubs participated in US Club Soccer Player Development Program (PDP) events, March 26...

US Club Soccer welcomes Arizona NPL to southwest

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 15, 2016) - US Club Soccer and the National Premier Leagues (NPL) welcome the newly created Arizona NPL as part of a new regional alignment in the...

Implementation guidelines for U.S. Soccers Player Safety Campaign: Concussion initiatives & heading for youth players

CHARLESTON, S.C. (March 14, 2016) - US Club Soccer is clarifying the following implementation guidelines for U.S. Soccer’s Recognize to Recover Player Safety Campaign, specifically as it relates to...

First three LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching education courses announced

usclubsoccer.org/laliga | Players First courses/events

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 17, 2016) - When LaLiga signed a long-term technical partnership with US Club Soccer in August 2015 at the Players First...

Second World Football Academy webinar ‘Better Training Instead of More Training’ now available on demand

usclubsoccer.org/laliga | Players First courses/events

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 17, 2016) - When LaLiga signed a long-term technical partnership with US Club Soccer in August 2015 at the Players First...

Virginia NPL news: NPL Finals qualifiers, PDP held in Richmond

Virginia NPL boys and girls teams qualify for 2016 NPL Finals 

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 12, 2016) – In its second season in the National Premier Leagues (NPL), the Virginia NPL has qualified 12 teams...

NorCal NPL girls teams qualify for 2016 NPL Finals

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 11, 2016) – Five teams representing three different clubs in the NorCal NPL have qualified to the 2016 NPL Finals. The following teams won their respective age group in the...

More than 150 NPL teams accepted to 2016 Jefferson Cup

Brackets

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Feb. 1, 2016) - More than 150 teams have been accepted to the 2016 Jefferson Cup. Entering the second year of its partnership with the National Premier Leagues (NPL), the...

World Football Academys Football-Specific Fitness webinar now available on demand

usclubsoccer.org/playersfirst | Watch

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Jan. 30, 2016) - World Football Academy USA’s first webinar, “Football-Specific Fitness,” among an ongoing series focusing on soccer...

Registration open for first LaLiga Formation Methodology Level 3 course, March 11-13 in College Station, Texas

Course web page | Registration

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Jan. 28, 2016) - US Club Soccer is excited to announce that registration is now open for the first-ever LaLiga Formation Methodology coaching...

US Club Soccer update on U.S. Soccer's birth-year registration mandate

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Jan. 25, 2016) - As previously announced in September 2015, US Club Soccer will be implementing the U.S. Soccer Federation’s birth-year registration mandates on Aug. 1, 2016.

This...

Dates and locations of spring 2016 id2 Training Camps announced

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Jan. 20, 2016) - Both spring id² Training Camps of the current cycle, which targets boys born in 2003 and girls born in 2002, will span both coasts of the...

US Club Soccer debuts LaLiga at 2016 NSCAA Convention

Photos | usclubsoccer.org/laliga

BALTIMORE, Md. (Jan. 18, 2016) - Known for his aggressive playing style during his professional career in Spain, Míchel Salgado didn’t mince words during the US Club...

VIDEOS: NPL Showcase live streamed games now available for playback

Recap | Results | Photos

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Jan. 8, 2016) - All four games that were live streamed on Jan. 2 at the conclusion of the 2015-16 NPL Showcase (Girls) are now archved and available for...

United Soccer Clubs Champions League starts strong in inaugural NPL season

Recap | Results | Photos

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Jan. 8, 2016) - All four games that were live streamed on Jan. 2 at the conclusion of the 2015-16 NPL Showcase (Girls) are now archved and available for...

LaLiga sessions highlight NSCAA Convention schedule

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Jan. 6, 2015) - US Club Soccer has always had a strong presence at the NSCAA Convention, but 2016 in Baltimore will be on a new level.

Highlighted by LaLiga, US Club Soccer’s...

NPL Showcase ushers in New Year with competition, college scouting

Results | Photos | Daily log

PALM COAST, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2016) - More than 70 top NPL girls teams welcomed the New Year at the NPL Showcase, Dec. 31-Jan. 2, at the Indian Trails Sports Complex in Palm...

Watch four live streamed games on Jan. 2 at NPL Showcase

Results | Photos | Daily log

PALM COAST, Fla. (Jan. 4, 2016) - More than 70 top NPL girls teams welcomed the New Year at the NPL Showcase, Dec. 31-Jan. 2, at the Indian Trails Sports Complex in Palm...

Keeping up with the 2015-16 NPL Showcase (Girls)

Schedules/results | College coaches

PALM COAST, Fla. (Dec. 31, 2015) - The 2015-16 NPL Showcase (Girls) kicked off Dec. 31 at the Indian Trails Sports Complex in Palm Coast, Fla. More than 70 teams...

Top nationalpremierleagues.com news stories of 2015

PALM COAST, Fla. (Dec. 31, 2015) - As we welcome 2016 at the NPL Showcase in Florida, let's take a look back at 2015 and the most popular articles on nationalpremierleagues.com. You can also find a...

Pick up new gear at SOCCER.com tent at NPL Showcase

Schedules/results

PALM COAST, Fla. (Dec. 31, 2015) - Looking for some new swag for the New Year and your spring seasons?

Participants of the 2015-16 NPL Showcase (Girls) can browse several different...

NPL Showcase (Girls) one week away from return to Florida

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Dec. 23, 2015) - The 2015-16 NPL Showcase (Girls) kicks off at Indian Trails Sports Complex in Palm Coast, Fla., in just one week. More than...

Virginia NPL hosts first college showcase alongside PDPs

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Dec. 22, 2015) - The Virginia NPL hosted its first college showcase in conjunction with two Player Development Program (PDP) events, Dec. 19-20.

More than 40 Virginia NPL teams from...

New protocols & modified substitution rules regarding suspected head injuries

Summary fact sheets (.pdf)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Dec. 18, 2015) - New protocols have been introduced and substitution rules modified regarding head injuries, per U.S. Soccer’s new concussion initiatives.

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Join US Club Soccer & LaLiga at 2016 NSCAA Convention

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Dec. 21, 2015) - US Club Soccer is preparing for a significant presence at the 2016 NSCAA Convention, Jan. 13-17 in Baltimore, Md., highlighted by LaLiga, US Club Soccer’s new...

US Club Soccer officials experience LaLiga training in Spain

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Dec. 14, 2015) - Four US Club Soccer officials, including Executive Vice President Christian Lavers, traveled to Madrid last week to gain valuable insight into the operations of...

Tournament Housing Services (THS) becomes Official Travel Partner of US Club Soccer

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Dec. 15, 2015) - US Club Soccer has entered into a multi-year partnership agreement with Tournament Housing Services (THS), the Flemington, N.J.-based leader in housing for youth...

More than 200 teams converge on 2015 NorCal NPL Fall College Showcase

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 25, 2015) - Four girls teams qualified for the 2016 NPL Finals, four boys clubs earned Champions League slots and more than 200 teams competed in front of 126 college coaches -...

High stakes at this weekend's NorCal NPL Fall College Showcase

More info on norcalnpl.com

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 20, 2015) - The 2015 NorCal NPL Fall College Showcase arrives in Modesto and Davis, Calif., Nov. 21-22, and serves as the transition from fall to...

PDP in central Florida reaches multiple age groups

2015-16 PDPs | Rosters – Boys / Girls

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 19, 2015) - A Player Development Program (PDP) event in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 15, helped identify and develop some of the state’s top boys...

2016 NPL Finals to be held in Aurora, Colo.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 10, 2015) - US Club Soccer will host the 2016 NPL Finals, July 14-18, at Aurora Sports Park in Aurora, Colo.

US Club Soccer shifts its NPL...

Enter to win Alex Morgan-signed ball from Nationwide

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 11, 2015) - You’ve seen the commercial: Alex Morgan throws on a pink headband before taking the field.

Now, you can be like the U.S. Women’s...

U.S. Soccer announces resolution of youth soccer concussion lawsuit

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 10, 2015) - All parties named in the youth soccer concussion litigation – including the plantiffs and defendants: U.S. Soccer Federation, USYS, AYSO, US Club Soccer and...

Schedules released for 2015-16 NPL Showcase (Girls) in Florida

Schedules | More information

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Oct. 29, 2015) - With a little more than two months until the opening day of the 2015-16 NPL Showcase (Girls), the games schedules have been released.

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Clubs join US Club Soccer's ambitions, begin making plans to integrate Players First

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Oct. 22, 2015) - During the preparation of the Players First launch event at Nike World Headquarters in early August, an important adjective emerged.

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Accepted teams announced for 2015-16 NPL Showcase (Girls) in Florida

2015-16 NPL Showcase (Girls) landing page

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Oct. 15, 2015) - A total of 74 teams representing 11 states up and down the East Coast have been accepted into the 2015-16 NPL Showcase...

Northeast Pre-Academy League hosts Fall 2015 Scouting Showcase

Northeast Pre-Academy League

CHARLESTON, S.C. (October 14, 2015) - The Northeast Pre-Academy League - one of the founding leagues of the NPL - hosted the Fall 2015 Scouting Showcase, Oct. 10-12 at...

NPL extends partnership with Jefferson Cup, welcomes top boys and girls NPL teams

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sept. 29, 2015) - The National Premier Leagues (NPL) has extended its Jefferson Cup partnership to 2016 events: March 11-13 (boys) and March...

Sixty players on display at PDP hosted by New England Premiership

2015-16 PDPs

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sept. 21, 2015) - The New England Premiership (NEP), which joined US Club Soccer last year, hosted its first US Club Soccer Player Development Program (PDP) event...

PDP hosted by New York Club Soccer League taps into Tri-State talent

2015-16 PDPs

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sept. 16, 2015) - The New York Club Soccer League (NYCSL) hosted its first US Club Soccer PDP event of the fall, Sept. 13 at Pace University in Westchester County, N.Y.

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US Club Soccer announces implementation plan for U.S. Soccers recent coaching initiatives

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sept. 15, 2015) - US Club Soccer has announced its implementation plan for U.S. Soccer mandates to calendar-year competition and small-sided games. US Club Soccer’s Board of...

Three weeks remain to apply to 2015-16 NPL Showcase (Girls) in Florida

Application | nationalpremierleagues.com/NPLShowcase

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sept. 10, 2015) - Applications for the 2015-16 NPL Showcase (Girls) in Florida are due Oct. 1. The event will be held Dec...

Dates, locations announced for Fall 2015 id2 Training Camps

id² Program

CHARLESTON, S.C (Aug. 31, 2015) - The final two id² Training Camps of the current cycle, targeting boys born in 2002 and girls born in 2001-02, will be held Sept. 24-27 at PDA Soccer...

Eighty-five players participate in PDP hosted by Virginia NPL

Rosters - Boys / Girls

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Aug. 27, 2015) - The Virginia NPL, which entered the National Premier Leagues landscape two seasons ago, hosted its third Player Development Program (PDP)...

U.S. Soccer introduces coaching initiatives to target improvement in youth development standards

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Aug. 25, 2015) – In another step towards improving long-term player development in the United States, the U.S. Soccer Federation is phasing in new mandatory standards related to...

Players First launches; meet the partners taking youth soccer to the next level

usclubsoccer.org/playersfirst | Photos | Daily log

BEAVERTON, Ore. (Aug. 11, 2015) - Club soccer is changing for good.

Among about a dozen new and prospective partners, US Club Soccer launched its...