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US Club Jun 03, 2020

Pennsylvania Regional Club League to launch next season, joining NPL

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The US Club Soccer National Premier Leagues (NPL) is welcoming a new member league, the Pennsylvania Regional Club League, with clubs spanning eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey.

The league will offer two levels of play for 9-U through 19-U boys and girls teams with top divisions of 13-U and older age groups participating in the NPL pathway.

The Pennsylvania Regional Club League was created to form a regional environment focused on player development. A list of the founding clubs will be announced soon.

The youngest age groups – 9-U through 14-U – will play a 16-game season split between the fall and the spring, while the older NPL divisions play 12 games from November to May. Calendars are designed to include off weekends for tournament and showcase play.

APL Tournaments, a tournament provider in the Mid-Atlantic, is administering the league. “We are excited to offer a new league through US Club Soccer with a platform to a regional and national championships,” said Alex Kulp, APL’s Senior Tournament Director. “APL will now be able to provide clubs in our market a full set of offerings including tournaments, leagues and showcase events.”

As an NPL member league, the Pennsylvania Regional Club League enjoys a pathway to NPL postseason opportunities for both its boys and girls clubs. At the end of the 2020-21 regular season, top performing teams will advance to the 2021 NPL postseason to compete for ENPL national championships on the boys side and the NPL Finals on the girls side.