Minnesota NPL

The Minnesota National Premier Leagues (NPL) represents a club collaboration that is the highest level of the TCSL pyramid for both boys and girls ages 13U through 19U.

The US Club Soccer National Premier Leagues platform represents independently-ran leagues unified under one national competition platform. Minnesota NPL winners will advance to the US Club Soccer NPL playoff structure.

Minnesota NPL core tenants are as follows:

  • Clarify the TCSL pathway;
  • Provide an annual, predictable, club-centric schedule for participating clubs;
  • Promote the value of club collaboration;
  • Provide college recruiting exposure

The Minnesota NPL aims to provide a practical, club-centric, annual schedule.

Overall schedule and approach will be decided by the League of Directors.

In general, teams play one meaningful season throughout the full soccer year.

The benefit to this structure is utmost flexibility for clubs, and appropriate training to match ratios which are in the best interest of player development.

Total Matches (Est.)Fall

Sept-Oct
Winter

Nov-March
Spring

April-June
13U-14U18-204-64-68-10
15U-16U
14-16n/a4-68-10
Application Criteria
  • Must be a TCSL member.
  • The application is a club-based application.
  • In line with US Club Soccer perspectives on “club-based” development, clubs are to enter teams at 13U-19U. However, if clubs have (an) age group(s) that is not suited for the NPL, the club should still apply but indicate the other TCSL level (i.e. Regional) that is better suited for the team.
  • A commitment to collaborating with other like-minded clubs.
  • Clubs must have the ability to host winter-matches
  • Clubs must have a history of good sportsmanship
  • $1,000 deposit, which will be applied in full to club dues.
Application

Application for 2022-23 will be live in May, 2022.

Governance

Minnesota NPL is governed by the League of Directors.

League winners at 13U-19U age groups (boys and girls) advance to the US Club Soccer NPL postseason!

Boys:

  • 13U teams advance to the West Playoffs (single-stage event), held June 24-28, 2022 in Colorado
  • 14U-17U teams advance first to the West Playoffs, held June 24-28, 2022 in Colorado; winners from this event will meet the winners of the East Playoff at the NPL Finals, held July 7-11, 2022 in Colorado
  • 19U teams advance to the NPL Finals (single-stage event), held July 7-11, 2022 in Colorado

Girls:

  • 13U-19U teams advance to the NPL Finals, held July 7-11, 2022 in Colorado.

2021-22 Postseason

2021-22 Clubs