The Alliance Soccer League is proud to welcome 11 clubs to its NPL Division – the top programming tier of the league. The Alliance Soccer League is club-based and player-focused, bringing an innovative approach to New Jersey’s competitive landscape. Boys clubs in 8-U through 19-U age groups comprise the entire league in its opening campaign next season, and the 14-U and older champions will qualify to the Elite National Premier League (ENPL) postseason.
The Alliance Soccer League features the following clubs competing in NPL programming among 13-U through 19-U boys age groups:
“The addition of NPL status to the Alliance Soccer League’s top division brings much needed stability to the market,” said Leo Garcia, NPL General Manager and US Club Soccer Vice President of Competitions. “These clubs have been great supporters of US Club Soccer, so we are looking forward to what they can do at the ENPL level.”
The 2019-20 season will be the league’s inaugural season, and the Alliance Soccer League becomes the National Premier Leagues’ 21st member. Alliance Soccer League registration information is available here.
Two of these clubs – Match Fit Academy FC and STA – have been approved as Players First-licensed after a rigorous application process. Players First is a branded, holistic club soccer experience for parents and players, which emphasizes the development of each individual to his or her full potential, and helps parents make better choices about where their children should play.
Alliance Soccer League members will also be exposed to US Club Soccer’s robust player identification and development programs: id2 and PDP. These platforms provide an opportunity for the country’s elite youth soccer players to be identified and developed, and scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs. Most recently, the 2019 id2 National Selection International Tour featured 18 players, including Daniel Farberov, of STA.
Clubs or teams interested in participating in the Alliance Soccer League should contact US Club Soccer membership services representative Mike Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alliance Soccer League director Sean Carey at email@example.com.
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A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.