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National Premier Leagues (NPL)

About the NPL

Find the official 2020-21 rules, Youth Club Standards and more.

NPL Member Leagues

There are 20 NPLs competing in the 2020-21 season.

NPL Schedules

Keep up with the schedules and standings from around the NPL here.

NPL Finals

What will the 2021 NPL postseason look like for boys and girls competitors?

NPL News

Catch up on the latest NPL news from member leagues around the country.


The National Premier Leagues (NPL) is a national competition platform created to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape by:

  • extending developmental principles espoused by U.S. Soccer into more age groups and clubs
  • linking competition with player development and identification platforms
  • providing meaningful weekly competition culminating in a national postseason

NPLs are leagues unified under one national competition platform and based on a common technical framework. More specifically, the NPL provides a platform:

  • focused on long-term player development
  • for the country’s top soccer clubs, allowing consistent, meaningful high-level games appropriately scheduled with higher training-to-game ratios and eliminate calendar congestion
  • integrated with the id² Program, which includes Player Development Programs (PDPs) in select local markets, and that works closely with U.S. Soccer staff regarding player identification, and player and coach development
  • designed and structured by the clubs, based on the needs of the clubs
  • that provides an avenue for qualification for the Girls NPL Finals and US Club Soccer Boys National Championship



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