The US Youth Soccer National League has provided league play for the top USYS boys and girls teams since its inaugural campaign during the 2007-08 youth soccer season. The National League grew from 30 teams in two age groups in its first season to 350 teams in six age groups by the 2019-20 season — providing an annual platform for the teams to earn their place into the league and challenge themselves against top competition on a national stage.
Recent years have seen exciting changes within the National League, including the introduction of the National League Conferences (2018) and National League P.R.O. (2021). The launch of National League P.R.O. provided a modified return to the original National League format that ran from 2007 through 2020, while simultaneously maintaining a strong emphasis and connection to the National League Conferences. In 2022, the National League launched Elite 64 as a club-based platform operating on a national scale.
In addition to earning their way into the national tier of the National League, teams in the competition have enjoyed the opportunity to compete for league titles and earn the accompanying berths to the USYS National Championships. The challenge of playing in the National League has proven to bring out the best in teams. Between 2007 and 2019, teams that competed in the national tier of the National League captured a combined 77 of 100 possible USYS National Championships.
Click on the appropriate link below to view past National League division winners or National League teams that went on to win USYS National Championships.
National League alumni have gone on to excel at the collegiate, professional and international levels, with former players competing in all levels of college soccer, as well as Major League Soccer, the National Women’s Soccer League, English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, the Olympics and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
U.S. Men’s National Team appearances…
Chase Gasper, Jeremy Ebobisse, George Bello, Daryl Dike, Andrija Novakovich, Daniel Lovitz, Walker Zimmerman & Jordan Morris
U.S. Women’s National Team appearances…
Alana Cook, Danielle Colaprico, Emily Fox, Emily Sonnett, Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewis & Morgan (Brian) Gautrat