National Premier League

The National Premier Leagues (NPL) is a national competition platform created to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape by:

extending developmental principles espoused by U.S. Soccer into more age groups and clubs

linking competition with player development and identification platforms

providing meaningful weekly competition culminating in a national postseason

NPLs are leagues unified under one national competition platform and based on a common technical framework. More specifically, the NPL provides a platform:

focused on long-term player development

for the country’s top soccer clubs, allowing consistent, meaningful high-level games appropriately scheduled with higher training-to-game ratios and eliminate calendar congestion

integrated with the id² Program, which includes Player Development Programs (PDPs) in select local markets, and that works closely with U.S. Soccer staff regarding player identification, and player and coach development

designed and structured by the clubs, based on the needs of the clubs

that provides an avenue for qualification for the NPL Finals

Competition Rules