Girls Premier

Total Player Pathway: Phase 4

Our Girls Premier Program primarily plays in the United States Youth Soccer (USYS)  and 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 Illinois Women’s Soccer League (IWSL) serves as a great local league. It serves as our pathway to the Illinois Youth Soccer Association (IYSA) State Cup and US Youth Soccer (USYS) Midwest Conference/National League competitions.

Benefits

Our Girls 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.  


Illinois Women’s Soccer League

The Illinois Women’s Soccer League is the premier amateur women’s soccer league in the state.  The IWSL is a member of Illinois Youth Soccer and currently supports over 1200 teams for youth and adults.  IWSL provides a fun, safe and supportive environment, which nurtures and guides children to develop their talents, knowledge, and appreciation for the game of soccer. It provides an equal opportunity to all soccer players to participate in youth soccer competitions in a competitive environment that encourages good sportsmanship, principles of fair play, and the building of good character. The quantity and depth of leagues and divisions make it possible for all soccer players to have an appropriate level to compete at, and the ability to grow and develop to reach their highest level of competition.

Illinois Women’s Soccer League Website

US Youth Soccer Association

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The US Youth Soccer National League competition is for the nation’s top teams in the 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U boys and girls age groups. The 14U and 15U divisions consist of a total of 16 teams per gender age group, while the 16U through 19U gender age groups feature 32 teams each. The National League offers additional exposure to collegiate, professional and U.S. National Team coaches and offers the highest level of competition in the country as each team must earn their place in the league. National League teams continue to play in their respective US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues and State Championships to complete their competitive calendar.
The top teams from each division advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, the oldest and most prestigious youth soccer national championship in the country. The four National League representatives will join the four Regional Champions in the 14U through 18U age groups to play for the National Championship. The top teams in each 14U through 17U division also secure a spot to return to National League play the following season.
The National League is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Conferences, replacing the US Youth Regional Leagues in 2018-19.

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
The US Youth Soccer Premier Leagues provide an opportunity for the most competitive teams in each region to play each other on a scheduled basis while also competing for placement in the prestigious US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, as well as the highly-competitive US Youth Soccer National League. Champions of the US Youth Soccer Conferences will move on to their respective Regional Championships, the second stage of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, with hopes of advancing to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, the oldest and most prestigious national soccer tournament in the country.
Additionally, the conferences premier division champions earn qualification for the following year’s US Youth Soccer National League. The National League competition is for the nation’s top teams in the 12U (select conferences) through 19U boys and girls age groups. The National League offers additional exposure to collegiate, professional and U.S. National Team coaches and offers the highest level of competition in the country as each team must earn their place in the league. In each gender age group, the top two teams from each division advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships.