Q & A

Q: What is NPL?
A: The NPL is a national competition platform created to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape by (1) extending developmental principles espoused by U.S. Soccer into more age groups and clubs; (2) linking competition with player development and identification platforms; (3) providing meaningful weekly competition culminating in the NPL Finals

Q: What is ENPL?
A:  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 beginning in August 2017. The Elite National Premier League (ENPL) will provide local and national regular-season competition, national showcase events and postseason playoff competition for top teams across the country.  The ENPL will include both member Elite Clubs National League conferences (ECNL conferences) and member National Premier Leagues (NPLs), providing multiple entry paths into the competition. ENPL competition will include 14-U, 15-U, 16-U, 17-U and 19-U boys age groups, and will include 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 will come together to compete for the ENPL National Championship in a two-stage postseason event in 2018.

Q: Which clubs are involved in the NPL/ENPL League?
A: AFC Lightning (Ga.), Charlotte United FC (N.C.), Chattanooga FC (Tenn.), Discoveries SC (S.C.), FC Alliance (Tenn.), Lake Norman SC (N.C.), South Carolina United FC (S.C.), Southern Soccer Academy (Ga.), Triangle United Soccer Association (N.C.), United Futbol Academy (Ga.), USA Mount Pleasant (S.C.) and Wake FC (N.C.).

Q: When does the program play games?
A: Games are spead out from August - March/April time frame.