The NPL is a national competition platform created to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape by:
NPLs are leagues unified under one national competition platform and based on a common technical framework. More specifically, the NPL provides a platform:
The NPL Finals features the champions of NPLs across the United States among 13-U through 18/19-U girls age groups. Teams play group games before advancing to knock-out rounds to determine the NPL champion in every age group. On the boys side, competitors qualify to the annual Elite National Premier League (ENPL) postseason in 14-U through 18/19-U age groups among other NPL and Boys ECNL qualifiers.
The 2019 postseason for ENPL and NPL qualifiers was held in a few phases from late June to mid-July:
In 2019, the Girls NPL Finals (coverage links above) was held July 11-15 at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado.
US Club Soccer and the Elite Clubs National League are collaborating to create a new national competition and development platform for 14-U through 18/19-U boys. The Elite National Premier League (ENPL) provides local and national regular-season competition, national showcase events and postseason playoff competition for top teams across the country.
The ENPL includes both member Elite Clubs National League conferences (Boys ECNL Conferences) and member National Premier Leagues (NPLs), providing multiple entry paths into the competition. ENPL competition includes 14-U, 15-U, 16-U, 17-U and 19-U boys age groups, and includes participating teams from two independent qualification paths: (i) qualifying teams from designated National Premier Leagues across the country; and (ii) qualifying teams from ECNL club-based conferences across the country. These teams came together to compete for the ENPL National Championship in a two-stage postseason event in June-July 2018. Here is the official recap of the 2018 ENPL National Finals in Colorado.