CHARLESTON, S.C. (Nov. 15, 2011) – US Club Soccer has announced the creation of the New England Premier League as the newest addition to the organization’s National Premier Leagues (NPL).
Based upon fundamental principles in US Club Soccer’s 10-year vision, the NPL has been created to provide a national developmental platform with the highest level of competition in given geographic areas, and to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape.
The New England Premier League, which will include the U-13 through U-18 boys’ age groups, is comprised of six clubs:
The NPL now includes the top clubs from New England, as the six New England Premier League clubs will join Seacoast United and FC Greater Boston Bolts, which have been members of the NPL’s Northeast Pre-Academy League since its inception in 2009.
Set to kick off in spring 2012, New England Premier League participating teams will play a regular-season schedule leading into a playoff weekend to determine which teams will advance to the inaugural National Premier Leagues Champions Cup in July 2012.
"We are looking forward to being a part of the National Premier Leagues,” said MPS Director of Coaching Peter Bradley. “Having the opportunity to play against other NPL champions from across different regions of the country is a very exciting prospect and I am sure that the NPL will go from strength to strength."
The NPL, which kicked off its inaugural season this fall, now includes 12 leagues across the country: the Florida Premier League, Gulf States Premier League, Midwest Developmental League, New England Premier League, New York Club Soccer League, NorCal Premier League, Northeast Pre-Academy League, Northern Illinois Soccer League, Oregon Premier League, Southeast Pre-Academy League, Southern California National Premier League and Texas Pre-Academy League.
For more information, or if your club is interested in joining the New England Premier League, please contact US Club Soccer’s Director of Membership Services, John Borozzi, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (954) 509-1004.