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Elite 64 welcomes additional 6 boys clubs and 6 girls clubs


FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 11, 2022) — The US Youth Soccer National League is excited to announce the next six boys and girls clubs that will compete as inaugural members of Elite 64.

Beadling SC (PA)
Charlotte Soccer Academy (NC)
Las Vegas Surf SC (NV)
North Carolina FC Youth (NC)
Real Salt Lake – Arizona (AZ)
Soccer Association of Columbia (MD)

Charlotte Soccer Academy (NC)
Las Vegas Surf SC (NV)
North Carolina FC Youth (NC)
Real Salt Lake – Arizona (AZ)
Soccer Association of Columbia (MD)
Utah Soccer Alliance (UT)

RELATED: Elite 64 welcomes first 8 boys clubs and first 8 girls clubs

Each of these Elite 64 clubs share a collective vision and are dedicated to providing an elite game day experience, in addition to maintaining the highest standards, both on and off the field, to maximize the opportunities available to their players.

“We are very excited to welcome another group of great clubs as inaugural members of Elite 64,” said Simon Collins, USYS National League Commissioner. “These are like-minded clubs who are looking to put the focus on the player and ensure each young athlete has all the resources needed to reach his or her potential. The competitive environment provided by these clubs, combined with the support of our partners ProScore and STATSports, will present great opportunities for the players competing in Elite 64 and an enhanced development pathway to prepare them for the next level.”

The newly-announced elite performance tier of the National League, Elite 64 will begin play this fall and feature club-based competition for the nation’s top boys and girls players in the 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U and 18/19U age groups. The 64 clubs in each gender will be geographically positioned into eight groups of eight clubs. Teams play a 14-game league season and have access to two national showcases (alongside National League P.R.O.) and the Elite 64 national finals.

Each of the inaugural Elite 64 clubs will benefit from world-class performance analysis from ProScore and new USYS partner STATSports, which will provide Elite 64 clubs with unparalleled access to the world’s most advanced performance wearable technology. All data and analysis collected will be shared with college coaches and professional scouts — making every Elite 64 game or training session a recruitable moment.

Acceptance into Elite 64 guarantees each club a minimum three-year involvement in the competition, with 18-month evaluations of every club taking place to ensure standards are met and Elite 64 maintains the highest possible level of competitive balance across the platform.

The deadline for clubs to apply to be inaugural members of Elite 64 is Monday, Feb. 14.


Hear from the club leaders…

BEADLING SC (Elite 64 – Boys)
“We are very excited and honored to be an inaugural member of Elite 64. We expect the competition to be extremely competitive, which in turn will drive us to provide an outstanding development platform for our coaches and players. Elite 64 gives our players an opportunity to play against some of the top clubs across the country, and we are looking forward to our first match.”
Joenal Castma, Executive Director of Coaching

CHARLOTTE SOCCER ACADEMY (Elite 64 – Boys and Girls)
“Charlotte Soccer Academy (CSA) is privileged and delighted to be a part of the inaugural season of Elite 64 this year. As an organization that prides itself on being a club that can offer every level of play, we are excited to give our players this additional platform at the highest level within the USYS structure. Being able to offer more of our players an opportunity to play quality games against the top USYS clubs on a consistent basis, combined with the partnership with STATSports and ProScore, continues to enhance the player development platform we can provide our players here at our club. The additional showcase opportunities Elite 64 provides allows more of our players that otherwise don’t have an opportunity, to showcase their abilities in front of college coaches. We are excited about next season and being able to join the other top clubs to help shape the league into one of the top youth soccer environments in the country for USYS players.”
Brad Wylde, Executive Director

LAS VEGAS SURF SC (Elite 64 – Boys and Girls)
“Elite 64 will be a great addition to the landscape of Southern Nevada youth soccer. This will give our athletes an amazing platform to compete against the top 64 clubs in the country. In addition to great competition, the partnership with STATSports will offer impactful analytics for our young players to continue to improve their game while giving coaches and other players visibility to top performers across the country. We are honored to be representing our club in Elite 64 as the ‘Best of the Best’ in Nevada!”
Kyle Dean, President

NORTH CAROLINA FC YOUTH (Elite 64 – Boys and Girls)
“We look forward to being a part of the inaugural USYS National League Elite 64 season and the additional opportunities the league will provide our players! Elite 64 will provide an extension of high-level competition and continue to support our pathways of player development. We are always looking for ways to test our players and playing in the league will do just that.”
Paul Forster, Director of Soccer

REAL SALT LAKE – ARIZONA (Elite 64 – Boys and Girls)
“RSL AZ is proud to join, with other top clubs around the nation, the Elite 64. Competitive platforms are a cornerstone of player development. We are thrilled to be a part of this endeavor, which brings together top organizations in the country dedicated to what is best for the players. RSL AZ is looking forward to playing and competing in the Elite 64.”
Brent Erwin, Technical/Executive Director

“The Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC) is very proud and excited to be part of the Elite 64 league. The youth soccer landscape is constantly changing, but SAC believes that USYS National League Elite 64 is a league for the future. SAC would like to thank the National League staff for forming this new platform.”
Craig Blackburn, Executive Director

“The Elite 64 program offers us a natural step forward in our desire to become the best version of our club. With E64, Utah Soccer Alliance players will have the opportunity to test their abilities and desire against other elite clubs in the country. E64 will also provide incredible feedback through the ProScore and STATSports partnerships. The landscape of youth soccer is constantly changing, and we are extremely fortunate to have been selected as one of the inaugural girls clubs to begin the National League E64. I want to thank the National League staff for the amazing progress that has been made in a very short period of time. Thanks to their dedication and foresight, the Elite 64 program has a promising future!”
Dennis Burrows, Director of Coaching

“We are honored to be selected as an inaugural club in the USYS National League Elite 64. After many years of competing in the Desert and Northwest Conferences, as well as the National League P.R.O. events, we feel that the E64 will provide a unique pathway in the development of our players and teams. The innovation from USYS to partner with STATSports and ProScore will only enhance the ability of coaches and players in their quest for individual and team development, through the use of statistical data and video analysis!”
Fred Velez, Director of Coaching (Utah Soccer Alliance - Metro)