Independence North and South will both offer girls National Premier League (NPL) programming. The NPL is a national competition platform created to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape by:

  • extending developmental principles espoused by U.S. Soccer into more age groups and clubs
  • linking competition with player development and identification platforms
  • providing meaningful weekly competition culminating in the NPL Finals

NPLs are leagues unified under one national competition platform and based on a common technical framework. Visit the NPL website for more information about this outstanding program. Kate Hammes will be the North Girls NPL Director and Adam Tipper will be the South Girls NPL Director.

Questions about joining the NPL? For North Girls contact Kate at KateH@IndependenceSoccer.Club and for South Girls contact Adam at AdamT@IndependenceSoccer.Cub               

Program Overview

NPLs are leagues unified under one national competition platform and based on a common technical framework. More specifically, the NPL provides a platform:

  • focused on long-term player development
  • for the country’s top soccer clubs, allowing consistent, meaningful high-level games appropriately scheduled with higher training-to-game ratios and eliminate calendar congestion
  • integrated with the id² Program, which includes Player Development Programs (PDPs) in select local markets, and that works closely with U.S. Soccer staff regarding player identification, and player and coach development
  • designed and structured by the clubs, based on the needs of the clubs
  • that provides an avenue for qualification for the NPL Finals and Elite National Premier League
Pathway, Benefits & Fees

The NPL girls program is the level below our Girls ECNL program for girls ages 13U-19U. The programming is offered in both the North and South locations. Teams will train four times a week with one being a sports performance session provided by Novant’s EXOS. The season is 10 months long, August to May, with a lighter training and game schedule during the high school season (February-May). There are optional training sessions provided during the summer.Teams will participate in three- four national events during the year.

Visual Pathway

Program Benefits:

  • National & Regional Level Play against high quality competition in South East in NPL.
  • Statewide & Regional Level Play against high quality NCYSA competition, highest level possible
  • Highly qualified, experienced, and nationally licensed staff.
  • College Recruiting benefits – online profiles, team profiles, and assistance in the process from coaches, directors, staff.

2019-20 Program Fees

Program Staff
Independence North
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