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The US Youth Soccer National League provides the top league competition in USYS and is comprised of three areas of competition:

  • The primary league competition features 13 regionally aligned National League Conferences that operate team-based and club-based leagues while providing a qualification pathway to...
    • the current season's USYS Regional Championships
    • the next seasonal year of National League P.R.O.
  •  National League P.R.O. (Player. Recruitment. Opportunity.) serves as the competitive national league format in which teams compete for direct advancement to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships. Teams earn their place into National League P.R.O. each season through their performance in the Conferences.
     
  • The National League Showcase Series provides opportunities for more teams to participate in showcases that match up similar teams from varying areas of the country in a national platform.
Conferences National League P.R.O. Showcase Series
STRUCTURE

 

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By the Numbers

 

  • 75,000+ PLAYERS in the National League
  • 3,500+ TOTAL TEAMS across all National League Conferences
  • 1,000+ CLUBS with teams in the National League
  • 300 DIVISIONS across all National League Conferences
  • 15,000+ GAMES scheduled in a seasonal year
  • 15 SEASONS of National League competition (2021-22)
  • 77 USYS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS claimed by National League teams*
  • 15 U.S. NATIONAL TEAM PLAYERS who played in the National League*

*Counting only teams and players who have played in the national tier of competition within the National League

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