The 2021-22 season is around the corner....do you know that Georgia Soccer has over 34,000 players participating across 2437 teams in its Leagues and Cup competitions?
No other association in the State of Georgia can boast the MLS, The Girls Academy and the US Youth Soccer National League P.R.O connection. Read more about the latest National League development and how your team can advance below.
ATLANTA, Georgia (March 9, 2021) — Georgia Soccer is delighted to announce an update to the National League. US Youth Soccer has announced the National League P.R.O., a new high-level national competition platform, which will feature the top 14U-19U Boys and Girls teams in the USYS National League competing for the opportunity to advance to the annual USYS National Championships.
National League qualification is only available to Georgia Soccer teams, through Georgia Soccer sanctioned Leagues and Competitions.
"With over 34,000 players playing in Georgia Soccer, we are excited to give them the opportunity to advance from the Georgia Premier League (G.P.L) and State Cup Championships into the National League Pathway (learn more about qualification). No other association has the connections to MLS Academy, Girls Academy League and USYS National League." Laura Halfpenny, Executive Director
National League P.R.O. features an emphasis on the Player, Recruitment and Opportunity. The competition builds on the highly successful traditional format of the National League — providing an optimal environment for player development, exposure to college coaches and opportunities for advancement to the National Championships.
National League P.R.O. Resources: FAQ Sheet | Information Guide
“We are thrilled to enhance and strengthen the overall prestige of the USYS National League footprint through National League P.R.O. This reimagined format will provide clubs, teams, and most importantly — players — with an ideal platform to play top competition while pursuing their soccer aspirations,” USYS CEO Skip Gilbert said. “The focus on the player, recruitment and opportunity aligns with the overall vision of USYS, and National League P.R.O. demonstrates our commitment in providing the best competitive format for today’s top players.”