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Elite 64 welcomes next 8 girls clubs


FRISCO, Texas (March 9, 2022) — The US Youth Soccer National League is excited to announce the next eight girls clubs that will compete as inaugural members of Elite 64.

Dallas Surf Soccer Club (TX)
FC 1974 Libertyville (IL)
Indiana Fire Juniors (IN)
J.B. Marine SC (MO)
Legends FC (MI)
Los Angeles Soccer Club (CA)
Real Colorado (CO)
Rush Select South (MS)

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

“We are thrilled to welcome these standout girls clubs as inaugural members of Elite 64,” said Simon Collins, USYS National League Commissioner. “We are excited to continue to work with clubs that are dedicated to doing what is best for the players, both on and off the field, and are confident Elite 64 will help these clubs offer an unrivaled experience for their top-level players. These clubs have a history of player development, and we’re confident their leaders will utilize the full developmental pathway of the National League to ensure every level of player at their club is able to compete in the right environment.”

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.

View the Club Directory to see all the inaugural Elite 64 clubs that have been announced to this point and continue to check back as more are announced.

Hear from the club leaders…

“Dallas Surf Soccer Club is honored to be a member of the inaugural class of Elite 64. We strive to be a forward-thinking club and are excited to partner with a platform that offers new ideas and strategies.  The analysis we can do using STATSports and ProScore gives our players and coaches an edge that is unmatched in youth soccer. That, combined with a clear player development pathway, sets Dallas Surf up for success now and into the future. USYS is the largest youth soccer organization in the country and having the opportunity to compete in its top league platform is a privilege.”
Tony Cavalle, Director of Soccer

*Also an Elite 64 boys club, announced previously

FC 1974 LIBERTYVILLE (Elite 64 – Girls)
“It is a privilege for FC 1974 to be accepted as a member of the USYS National League Elite 64 and to be recognized as a leader in youth soccer development. We are thrilled to be part of this new platform and to offer our elite players a top game day experience with the ability to extend our competition calendar. We strive to best develop our players and compete in the highest level platform available. Playing in National League P.R.O. has given us the opportunity to play against some of the best clubs in the country, and entrance into the Elite 64 will push our organization further along in the youth soccer landscape.”
Michael Zovistoski, Executive Director

INDIANA FIRE JUNIORS (Elite 64 – Girls)*
“The Elite 64 League will allow our teams to consistently compete against the best clubs in the country and streamline showcase opportunities for our players to be seen from professional and collegiate scouts. The autonomy given to the clubs will allow us to manage our players internally while having access to STATSports and ProScore for optimal development.”
Phil Presser, Technical Director

*Also an Elite 64 boys club, announced previously

J.B. MARINE SC (Elite 64 – Girls)
“J.B. Marine SC is extremely excited and honored to be selected as a member of the inaugural Elite 64. Being the only girls club in the state of Missouri to offer access to this unique platform will provide maximum exposure for our elite level girls over other existing opportunities and programs. The integration of the STATSports and ProScore performance analytics into Elite 64 will provide our coaching staff with an amazingly powerful, state-of-the-art technology that will further expand our toolkit to elevate player development to the next level. This will further build around our player-centric training and development model. There is no doubt that Elite 64 will enable our club to not only sustain, but drastically improve upon our rich tradition and history of elevating players to the highest level of the game. USYS has taken an amazing vision and made it reality to provide the ultimate player experience.”
Bob Schneider, Executive Director

LEGENDS FC (Elite 64 – Girls)
“Legends FC is excited to represent Michigan in the Elite 64. This platform created by USYS aligns perfectly with our commitment to provide enhanced opportunities for our players. E64 members have a long tradition of developing quality players, teams, and people. We look forward to competing against some of the top clubs in the country and are thankful to be included. Being able to utilize the analytics provided by STATSports and ProScore will allow us to develop a more complete soccer player. In addition, it's exciting that our families can access match film to create videos for college recruitment. We have been looking for a unique pathway for our families and for Legends FC, and E64 is it.”
Kevin Oakley, Girls Director of Coaching

“Los Angeles SC is proud to join USYS National League Elite 64 — a prestigious and unique platform that will provide incredible opportunities and competition. We are very excited to be part of the inaugural season with so many top-class clubs from around the country. Elite 64 will be a fantastic addition to our player development pathway as it will provide an elite-level local, regional, and national playing environment. A player-centric league, focused on player development, enabling clubs to concentrate on creating a competitive learning environment that will bring out the best in young athletes. The pro-level performance analysis provided through STATSports and ProScore will be a game-changer. It will allow each individual athlete to track their own performance and enable both qualitative and quantitative feedback from coaches. This will be an incredibly valuable tool in the development process and for recruiting purposes.”
Brian Waltrip, Executive Director

*Also an Elite 64 boys club, announced previously

REAL COLORADO (Elite 64 – Girls)*
“Real Colorado is excited about the opportunity to deepen and improve the player pathway offered to our players interested and capable of competing in a national platform. The roster flexibility offered by USYS National League Elite 64 is an exciting direction permitting the club the ability to manage the development of our players and supporting each player’s individual journey along the way.”
Lorne Donaldson, Executive Director of Coaching

*Also an Elite 64 boys club, announced previously

RUSH SELECT SOUTH (Elite 64 – Girls)*
“Rush Soccer is extremely excited to participate in the newly formed Elite 64. The platform's flexibility in connecting leagues allows for a model to truly serve our players first. The formation of Rush Select South will allow us to further develop the proven model within our Select Program and expand opportunities for our players. Partnering with STATSports and ProScore will provide players and coaches added development opportunities through much-needed performance analysis and give scouts additional access to all our players. All this combined will help Rush Select South bring top players and coaches together while helping Rush Soccer continue to develop high level players across our network.”
Michael Ritch, National Technical Director

*Also an Elite 64 boys club, announced previously