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US Club May 09, 2018

CSA Elite, Tormenta FC join NPL’s South Atlantic Premier League

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (Via US Club Soccer) – Two clubs will join the National Premier Leagues (NPL) next season by way of the South Atlantic Premier League. CSA Elite and Tormenta FC have been approved by NPL and league officials to join the ENPL qualifier.

Beginning with the 2018-19 season, CSA Elite North/H’ville and CSA Elite South are adding its boys and girls teams, while Tormenta FC is bringing its boys teams.

“CSA is excited to be part of the NPL and feel this platform will enhance the experience for our newly formed Elite teams in 2018-19,” said Steve Magee, CSA Elite Director of Soccer. “We feel this league will have the competition needed to challenge our players and our staff to be the best that they can be.”

“USA Tormenta is very excited to be a part of the new NPL league,” added Jeremy Aven, Tormenta FC Technical Director. “The growth mindset and openness to develop a league that works better for families scheduling and a club’s ability to provide a better platform for competitive games is what has drawn so many clubs to be a part of this new league. We look forward to the start of the league and also helping it to grow both in our region and throughout the rest of the country.”

These two clubs join an experienced group of other clubs, several of which have been members of the South Atlantic Premier League for years. The league first joined the NPL landscape in Fall 2012 and includes 13-U through 19-U boys and girls teams. While girls participants aspire to the annual Girls NPL Finals, boys teams are working towards earning national championships as part of the Elite National Premier League (ENPL) structure.

The NPL, as a whole, is made up of various regional leagues (NPLs) throughout the country. It’s a proven, club-driven commodity that has elevated the youth soccer landscape and linked competition with player development and identification platforms.

“The NPL and ENPL have done a great job in looking at the needs of the member clubs in terms of player development and gaining college exposure, and made some great changes in the competitive format,” said David Allred, Executive Director of Wake FC. “The clubs that are coming on board will add to the strength of the South Atlantic Premier League, as well as the overall professionalism of how we do things.”

Next season, here is how the South Atlantic Premier League will be structured:

Boys – West Division:
AFC Lightning (Ga.)
Chattanooga FC Academy (Tenn.)
FC Alliance (Tenn.)
Southern Soccer Academy (Ga.)
United Futbol Academy (Ga.)

Boys – East Division:
CSA Elite North/H’ville (N.C.)
CSA Elite South (N.C.)
Discoveries SC (S.C.)
Lake Norman SC (N.C.)
Triangle United Soccer Association (N.C.)
USA Mount Pleasant (S.C.)
USA Tormenta FC (Ga.)
Wake FC (N.C.)

Girls:
AFC Lightning (Ga.)
CSA Elite North/H’ville (N.C.)
CSA Elite South (N.C.)
Discoveries SC (S.C.)
Lake Norman SC (N.C.)
Southern Soccer Academy (Ga.)
Triangle United Soccer Association (N.C.)
United Futbol Academy (Ga.)
United Soccer Academy (S.C.)
Wake FC (N.C.)

In addition to consistent, competitive league play within the NPL, South Atlantic Premier League clubs benefit from an array of US Club Soccer programming, including: Players First, id2/PDPs, National Cup, state cups and more.

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