CHARLESTON, S.C. (Dec. 3, 2013) – The South Central Premier League kicked off its inaugural season in the National Premier Leagues (NPL) on Nov. 20 with a U-17 girls game between Dynamos SC (Okla.) and Eclipse SC (Texas).
The league consists of six clubs from Oklahoma and Texas competing in U-13 through U-18 age groups for boys and U-13 through U-17 for girls. Blitz United SC, Houston Express SC, Liverpool FC America and Space City FC were all slated to begin their seasons Dec. 7, but inclement weather has canceled those contests.
Each club plays its league foes home and away during the regular season, which extends through mid-March. Winners of each age group qualify for the NPL Finals, where they will take on elite competition from across the country in a champions-league style competition.
South Central Premier League players enjoy multiple avenues to be scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s national team program, via US Club Soccer’s id2 Program and Player Development Programs (PDPs), which are regionally based identification and development programs based around NPLs.
ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer is an organization committed to the development and support of soccer clubs in the United States.
US Club Soccer offers youth and adult registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms at the recreational and competitive levels, as well as a variety of other programming, including the Olympic Development Program-sanctioned id2 Program and Player Development Programs.
Through US Club Soccer, all of a club’s programs – recreational, competitive and adult – are able to be united under one organizational umbrella, creating a “members for life” culture within each club.