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Florida Club League announces restructure with growth in NPL & ECNL Regional League platforms

By US Club Soccer, 07/08/20, 12:15PM EDT

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US Club Soccer is thrilled to announce a sanctioning agreement with the Florida Club League, which is rapidly expanding its footprint within the NPL and ECNL for the 2020-21 season. The league oversees league- and club-based competitive opportunities, as well as player identification and development components for top clubs in the state.

The Florida Club League is dedicated to providing the best soccer experience in the state of Florida, where all teams can play and develop, regardless of race, creed, sex, ability or economic status. The league’s structure features tiered competition, including the ECNL Regional League, Florida NPL, Florida Club League One, Florida Club League Two and Florida Club Development League. The cup-based opportunities are highlighted by the annual Florida Cup, which includes a pathway to US Club Soccer’s National Cup.

The recently announced ECNL Regional League – Florida is the top level of competition on the girls side, and the Florida NPL represents the top level for boys competitors within the Florida Club League. The organization also administers the new ECNL Boys Regional League – Florida. Here are the boys member clubs playing in the new Florida NPL for the 2020-21 season:

  • Braden River SC
  • Chargers SC
  • Clay County
  • FC Prime
  • Florida Celtic Bolts
  • Florida Kraze Krush
  • Florida Premier
  • Florida West FC
  • Golden Goal SA
  • Idea Sport
  • Key Biscayne SC
  • Lakeland Tropics
  • Miramar UFC
  • South Orlando SC
  • Tampa Bay United
  • Wellington
  • West Florida Flames
  • West Pines

The Florida Club League’s sanctioning agreement with US Club Soccer signifies a commitment to providing developmental opportunities rooted in US Club Soccer’s Players First philosophy to members in Florida.

“We’re proud to continue working alongside the Florida Club League. This organization has truly taken advantage of US Club Soccer’s scope of resources, including league-based and cup-based competitions, as well as player identification and development programs,” said Leo Garcia, US Club Soccer Vice President of Competitions and NPL General Manager. “The growth of the Florida Club League is a testament to the Players First philosophy that they apply throughout the league.”

"We are thrilled to work alongside NPL and US Club Soccer to continue to provide the top competition in the nation for our clubs in the state of Florida,” said Cristina Coca, Florida Club League Director. “Florida Club League is excited to provide these resources and opportunities to our member clubs."

ABOUT FLORIDA CLUB LEAGUE:

The Florida Club League (FCL) was founded in 2020 and is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization registered in the state of Florida. Florida Club League is dedicated to providing the best soccer experience in the state of Florida. FCL always strives  to provide the highest level of competition for members throughout the state. Alongside fellow Club Directors and leaders, the league will continue to grow the perception of soccer competition and will have a place for players of all abilities.

ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:

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.

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