Boys NPL (U13-U19)

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What is Boys NPL (U13-U19)?

NPL is the ‘National Premier Leagues’ and is a national platform created to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape by:

  • Linking competition with player development and identification platforms
  • Providing meaningful seasonal competition that culminates with teams having the opportunity to qualify for the NPL Finals

NPL teams will be selected ECNL/NPL team formation period where any interested and eligible player may participate. The NPL teams are offered the opportunity to play and compete at a local and regional level so they will do a modified Nebraska Youth Soccer League schedule in addition to NPL Conference play.

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GEA NPL teams will play in the Central States Conference that is being split into two Division for the 2021/2022 soccer year with the following teams:

North Division

  • Gretna Elite Academy (NE)
  • Sporting Omaha (NE)
  • Villarreal Nebraska Academy (NE)
  • FC United (IA)
  • Sporting Iowa (IA)
  • Vision Soccer Academy (IA)

South Division

  • KC Scott Gallagher (KS)
  • KC Fusion (KS)
  • Sporting Wichita (KS)
  • JB Marine SC (MO)
  • Sporting St Louis (MO)
  • Lou Fusz SC (MO)

EXPECTATIONS OF NPL TEAMS

  • 2 x a week training (1 x week throughout the Winter months)

  • Participate in a limited NYSL schedule (U15-U19)

  • Participate in a full NYSL schedule (U13-U14)

  • Participate in 2 x events (most likely out of town in KS/IA/MO, high school age may be more Regional in CO/IL, out of region)

Cost:

$1,600

All Inclusive (except College ID Camps & Winter Futsal)

Why GEA NPL?

GEA NPL teams will have fully licensed, professional staff coaches under the guidance of the GEA Technical Director ensuring teams are part of a holistic, growth environment. A high emphasis is placed on performance within the club playing philosophy and training plans are devised based on this development and club theme model.

The NPL platform allows:

  • focus on long-term player development
  • high-level games appropriately scheduled with higher training-to-game ratios and eliminate calendar congestion
  • integrated with the id² Program, which includes Player Development Programs (PDPs) in select local markets, and that works closely with U.S. Soccer staff regarding player identification, and player and coach development
  • designed and structured by the clubs, based on the needs of the clubs
  • Increased college recruitment exposure through regular Conference weekends
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