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 13-U through 18/19-U age groups among other NPL and ECNL Boys qualifiers.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Girls NPL Finals, 2020 ENPL National Playoffs and 2020 ENPL National Finals have all been canceled.
US Club Soccer and the Elite Clubs National League have created a national competition and development platform for 13-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 (ECNL Boys Conferences) and member National Premier Leagues (NPLs), providing multiple entry paths into the competition. ENPL competition includes 13-U, 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 Boys club-based conferences across the country.