Total Player Pathway: Phase 4
Our Boys Premier Program primarily plays in the United States Youth Soccer (USYS) and National Premier League (NPL) leagues which include Regional and possibly Nationals events. Its role in the Total Player Pathway is to serve developing players for higher levels before graduating high school. Traveling is usually closer to home than the ECNL program but is still at a level that can be competitive and has the opportunity to further one’s development. These leagues also require teams to qualify to participate in them and are for teams playing 11v11 and/or U13-U19. Players must tryout to play at this level and then they are placed on the appropriate level team based on their abilities.
The NISL and CIYSL serve as great local leagues with minimal traveling involved. It serves as our pathway to IYSA State Cup and USYS Midwest Regional/National League.
Our Boys Premier program is an all-service system that meets the needs of all levels of players from under 13 years to under 19 years old. Designed to create a competitive environment for players to continue to develop their playing abilities and understanding the game. Our variety of locations allows us to find a home for most players in the greater Chicagoland area. We are able to offer more accurate team placement options, and greater experiences, due to the number of teams we have per age and additional events we play in.
NISL will provide a fun, safe and supportive environment, which nurtures and guides children to develop their talents, knowledge, and appreciation for the game of soccer.
NISL will provide an equal opportunity to all soccer players, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators and officials to participate in youth soccer competitions.
NISL will provide an equal opportunity to all soccer players to participate in a competitive soccer environment that encourages good sportsmanship, principles of fair play, and the building of good character.
NISL will provide leagues and divisions so all soccer players, etc. can reach their highest level of competition.Northern Illinois Soccer League Website
US Youth Soccer Association
There are three means to earning automatic qualification into the National League:
- 48 Regional Championship winners/representatives
- 64 returning National League division champions and runners-up
- 124 Regional League qualifiers