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Field of Teams Announced for 2022-23 Season of National League P.R.O.



FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 17, 2022) — The US Youth Soccer National League is excited to announce the teams that have earned their place in National League P.R.O. for the 2022-23 season.

National League P.R.O. represents the top level of team-based competition within the USYS National League, and it features play for boys and girls teams in the 14U (2009), 15U (2008), 16U (2007), 17U (2006), 18U (2005) and 19U (2004) age groups. The 2022-23 season includes up to 48 teams per gender age group.

For each gender, National League P.R.O. will qualify 12 teams per age group directly into the 2023 USYS National Championships, where the National League P.R.O. representatives will join the four USYS Regional Champions to compete for the USYS National title.

The 2022-23 season of National League P.R.O. will feature 91 teams that qualified for the 2022 National Championships in the 13U through 18U age groups, including 18 semifinalists, seven finalists and eight champions.

“National League P.R.O. is the top team-based league competition in USYS, and each one of these teams has earned its place in the league,” said Simon Collins, USYS National League Commissioner. “With a focus on the player, recruitment, and opportunities for all participants, we are looking forward to providing a platform for the top teams and players in the country to showcase their abilities while playing in meaningful, exciting games.”

National League P.R.O. will consist of teams from 38 of the 54 USYS State Associations. State Associations with participating teams include: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California South, Connecticut, Eastern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York West, North Carolina, North Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania West, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Texas, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Teams in National League P.R.O. will be placed in groups of eight. The top two teams in each group will advance to the USYS National Championships, while some additional teams can secure a berth to Nationals in gender age groups with less than 48 teams. Each team will compete in a seven-game season while playing at two P.R.O. events, along with one local match. Click here for more info on National League P.R.O. event dates and locations.

National League P.R.O. | Girls Events
Nov. 4-6, 2022 – Round Rock, Texas (All 14U)
Dec. 8-10, 2022– Orlando, Fla. (All 15U, 19U)
Dec. 10-12, 2022 – Orlando, Fla. (All 16U, 17U, 18U)
Jan. 19-21, 2023 – Mesa, Ariz. (Half 15U-19U)
Feb. 3-5, 2023 – Tampa, Fla. (All 14U)
March 17-19, 2023 – Greensboro, N.C. (Half 15U, 19U)
March 18-20, 2023 – Greensboro, N.C. (Half 16U, 17U, 18U)

National League P.R.O. | Boys Events
Nov. 11-13, 2022 – Round Rock, Texas (All 14U)
Dec. 1-3, 2022– Orlando, Fla. (All 15U, 16U, 19U)
Dec. 3-5, 2022 – Orlando, Fla. (All 17U, 18U)
Jan. 22-24, 2023 – Mesa, Ariz. (Half 15U-19U)
Feb. 10-12, 2023 – Tampa, Fla. (All 14U)
March 24-26, 2023 – Greensboro, N.C. (Half 15U, 16U, 19U)
March 25-27, 2023 – Greensboro, N.C. (Half 17U, 18U)

Information on groupings, local game pairings and second event assignments will be announced later this week. The complete 2022-23 National League P.R.O. event game schedules will be announced later in the fall.

Since its inception 16 years ago, teams from the national tier of the National League have captured a combined 96 of 128 possible National Championships. In 2008, seven of the eight championship finals slots in the 15U and 16U age groups were won by National League teams, which resulted in the League's first four national championships. Since that inaugural year, National League teams have continued to excel each year at the National Championships. Most recently in Orlando, Fla., National League teams won 13 of 14 possible National Championships.

For a list of past National League division champions and history, click here.