The Great Lakes Alliance is a new member of the National Premier Leagues as of the 2017-18 season.
The Great Lakes Alliance began as a new league in 2016-17 before gaining entry to the NPL in its second season. The league includes 33 clubs in 13-U through 19-U boys and girls age groups, covering Ohio, western New York and western Pennsylvania.
League champions advance to the 2018 NPL Finals, competing against top teams from around the country in a league-based national championship.
As the latest offering from US Club Soccer’s cornerstone long-term player development initiative, the application to become an official Players First-licensed club will go live on October 15.