US Club Soccer and New England Premiership (NEP) are excited to announce a long-term extension of their sanctioning agreement, reflecting a commitment to continued growth and opportunities in New England. NEP partnered with US Club Soccer as its sanctioning body in 2014, and US Club Soccer is thrilled to provide each of its 22 member clubs support for continued success.
NEP maintains a club-centric philosophy in all of its decision making, and membership is limited to clubs who have demonstrated a commitment to player development. Coaches of accepted member clubs have minimum license requirements, and minimum standards for facilities must be met by all clubs. Clubs are also required to have a dedicated Director of Coaching with a minimum of a USSF B License.
The aforementioned expectations have solidified NEP as the powerhouse league in the area, with clubs earning a number of US Club Soccer national titles over the years. Most notably, NEFC has earned nine national titles since 2014, while South Shore Select has captured three consecutive titles since 2017.
"NEP is thrilled to be renewing our agreement with US Club Soccer,” said Adam Scott, NEP League Director. “Our league has flourished over the years with US Club Soccer’s support and guidance, as well as the autonomy they provide the NEP to best support our members clubs, our coaches and, most importantly, our players. Over the next four years we are confident that the NEP will continue to thrive and properly develop as a league while creating the best possible learning and playing environments for our players.”
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“We are delighted to be renewing our agreement with New England Premiership, a league committed to each of its players and their parents,” said Kevin Payne, US Club Soccer CEO. “The league’s standards set the bar for competitors across the country, and we look forward to working with NEP over the next four years to make every player’s experience ideal.”
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.