Tuesday, December 5, 2006

US Youth Soccer National League

At its recent meeting, the US Youth Soccer Board of Directors re-affirmed the organization’s plans to form the US Youth Soccer National League.

According to US Youth Soccer President, Larry Monaco, “US Youth Soccer remains committed to the concept of the US Youth Soccer National League. The league will be open to US Youth Soccer members and allow for the nation’s top players and clubs to compete with greater frequency and further their development through additional playing opportunities at higher levels.”

The US Youth Soccer National League will offer play for girls and boys and is set to launch beginning with the 2007-2008 seasonal year.

US Youth Soccer programs and events are known for their excellence and the US Youth Soccer National League will continue this tradition. For US Youth Soccer members, the next months will be an exciting time as the plans for the league are finalized.


Coach Dave said...

I have heard rumors for some time that US Youth Soccer would create a National League. I know that our club fully supports the idea and look forward to learning more about the league in the future.

Being a girls' coach I am happy to hear the league will be open to both boys and girls. I am curious about the age group(s).

Anonymous said...

Is this venture going to be funded? Or are teams going to have to foot the bill for everything ( travel, lodging, food, etc). I think this venture is pointless unless part of this league, if not all, is funded so that the high level teams who are not necessarily financially well off may compete.

Anonymous said...

Please let me know what format will be used for the league, the entry into the league requirements, the number of teams on each the boys and girls side.

RJ said...

I am also curious about travel; how will Alaska and Hawaii participate?

Anonymous said...

Why would US Youth Soccer create a national youth league when there is already one? How can there be room for two leagues, and has US Youth Soccer evaluated this?