July 14-18, 2016 | Aurora Sports Park | Aurora, Colo.
The 2016 NPL Finals, open to U-13 through U-18 boys and girls age groups, will be held July 14-18 at Aurora Sports Park in Aurora, Colo.
This marks the return of US Club Soccer's league-based national championship competition to Aurora Sports Park, as the 2013 NPL Champions Cup - now referred to as the NPL Finals - was hosted at the impressive complex.
One of the most prestigious championships in the country, the NPL Finals features the champions of NPLs across the United States. Teams play several group games before advancing to knock-out rounds to determine the NPL national champion in every age group.
The last qualifying league finishes on June 26. The schedule will be posted around July 1.
For advance travel planning, please consider the following:
Team registration (to be conducted by a team manager or coach) is conducted the night before the tournament: Wednesday, July 13.
Games start as early as 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 14.
The kickoff time slots for championship games on Monday, July 18 will be 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Please confirm attendance within 72 hours of qualifying by providing information at this link.
AURORA SPORTS PARK:
Aurora Sports Park, a 220-acre site located at 19300 E. Colfax Ave. in Aurora, Colo., features 23 soccer fields and 12 baseball/softball fields.
Aurora is located just 10 miles east of Denver via E. 13th Avenue.
PLAYER PROFILE BOOKS (U-16 through U-18 teams):
All U-16 through U-18 boys and girls teams competing at the 2016 NPL Finals are required to complete this scouting roster, which will be used to create player profile books for attending college coaches and scouts.
Participating team’s official US Club Soccer roster
All medical waiver forms
Valid US Club Soccer passcards
NOTE: You do not have to submit your team's roster seven days prior to the competition. However, only players on your roster seven days prior to the competition are eligible.
All hotel rooms for US Club Soccer events must be booked through Tournament Housing Services(THS), the Official Travel Partner of US Club Soccer. Hotel rooms are available at various properties and prices. Rooms may be reserved by visiting this web page.
Please contact THS within 72 hours after qualifying to reserve your hotel rooms. THS has reserved hotels well in advance at the lowest available rates with the most suitable amenities for your team. Hotels are first-come, first-serve, so inventory will go quickly.
DEN - Denver International Airport (13 miles from Aurora Sports Park)
The National Cup XV Finals has partnered with StreamSportsVideo Production. StreamSports specializes in providing high quality, elevated game film for player recruitment and team development and will be offering several packages for coaches, teams and players. StreamSports film from an elevated height of 25 feet using their Skypods! Please click hereto see all StreamSports Showcase packages. Game film packages must be pre-booked.
Hoffer Photo is offering live action photography services during the 2016 NPL Finals. For only $150, a Hoffer Photo professional photographer will photograph your team during the game. Hoffer Photo includes a shareable USB drive and link to a Dropbox folder with all photos, and an image release for printing and posting! Additional USB drives can be purchased separately. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged, and all spots are first come, first served. Please call 303-604-2527 with any questions.
More information will be announced at a date closer to the event. For immediate questions, please contact your respective US Club Soccer membership services representative.
Share your team’s story on US Club Soccer’s social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. "Follow" those pages throughout the NPL Finals, and be sure to join the conversation by using #NPLFinals.
The NPL is partnering with the Colorado Rapids to offer all qualifying teams a discounted ticket rate for the Rapids' match vs. Sporting KC, July 16 at 7 p.m. If you are interested in purchasing tickets for this match, please use this link. If you would like to sit in a group with your team or several families, please call Alex Saunders at 303-727-3728.
The Rapids' stadium, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, is a short drive from the tournament complex.