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CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 12, 2014) – The New England Premier League, part of US Club Soccer’s National Premier Leagues platform, is welcoming a girls division into its competitive landscape beginning with the Fall 2014 season.

The girls division will be comprised of nine clubs from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island:
 

 

Aztec Soccer (MA)

Oakwood SC (CT)

Bayside FC Bolts (RI)

Seacoast United (NH)

Global Premier Soccer (MA)

Yankee United F.C. (CT)

New England Futbol Club (MA)

Syracuse Developmental Academy (NYW)

 

The additions provide geographically friendly schedules for the U-13 through U-18 age divisions with teams playing each other home and away. At the conclusion of the inaugural season, the team with the best record in each respective age group advances to the 2015 NPL Finals.

 

The NPL Finals is the targeted destination for all NPL teams throughout the year-long, league-based competition each season, featuring the champions of each NPL across the country in the U-13 through U-18 boys and girls age groups.

In addition to competing against conference foes, New England Premier League girls teams will face fellow NPL member New York Club Soccer League opponents in league-crossover games.

 

"The New York Club Soccer League is a proud supporter of the New England Premier League,” Gary Grossman, NYCSL President, said. “We look forward to our meaningful, inter-divisional NPL play. We are grateful for the opportunity to assist the growth of the NPL in the northeast.”

 

“We are excited about the addition of the girls division in the New England Premier League,” Chris Hamblin, NEFC Girls Director of Coaching, said. “The league provides a competitive and localized schedule, while allowing the New England clubs the opportunity to play against neighboring NPL clubs in New York in a crossover cup competition.”

 

“The New England Premier League will provide a club-based solution by creating meaningful competition on a one-game-per-week basis,” Rick Derella, Oakwood SC Director of Coaching, said. “The league will benefit its like-minded members by offering a high level of play and using best practice standards to the fullest.”
 

 


Yankee in the NPL

The New England NPL will include nine of the best, nationally recognized clubs in lower New England. Each of these clubs will field girls teams from ages U12- U18. Our philosophy at YUFC has always been “to be the best, you have to play the best” which fits perfectly with the NPL’s mission of providing nationally competitive play on a club base platform.

For many years, YUFC has been searching for a highly competitive league that would take into consideration the tremendous cost burden place on parents by leagues that compel them to travel extensively to the other regions of the country to play games. This has become an especially important factor in the difficult economic times we are experiencing today.

YUFC strongly believes that the NPL model, which provides consistently high quality competition at venues that are within a maximum 2 hour travel radius as well as a player development philosophy that emphasizes higher training ratios to games, is the best avenue for our young women to reach their full potential as college-bound soccer players.

 

ABOUT US CLUB SOCCER:

A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer is an organization committed to the development and support of soccer clubs in the United States.

US Club Soccer offers youth and adult registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms at the recreational and competitive levels, as well as a variety of other programming, including the Olympic Development Program-sanctioned id2 Program and Player Development Programs.

Through US Club Soccer, all of a club’s programs – recreational, competitive and adult – are able to be united under one organizational umbrella, creating a “members for life” culture within each club. US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and Army National Guard.