What is the 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. Participation in the NPL is application-based.
Schedule: 13U-14U teams play a 10-month schedule (September-June); 15U+ teams play a 8-month schedule (November-June), due to high school soccer commitments in the Fall. Teams will play an appropriate number of matches as determined with the Club Directors of clubs participating in the NPL.
Minnesota NPL teams generally do not participate in the regular TCSL Autumn, Winter of Summer leagues and exclusively play an NPL schedule.
Showcase/College: 16U+ teams will be exposed to college soccer opportunities. At least one Showcase event will be provided for teams.
League Winners: Advance to the US Club Soccer NPL Playoffs/Finals.
Timing: The TCSL Autumn season begins the weekend preceding Labor Day and concludes on October 9. Matches are generally played on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, although the occasional match may be played on a weekday if both teams agree.
Schedule: Teams play a 6-match schedule. Matches are scheduled on Friday nights, Saturdays or Sundays.
Timing: Mid-November – mid-March
Schedule: Teams play a 6-match schedule (3 home/3 away).
Facilities: Played at home club facilities, or at facilities scheduled by TCSL.
League Blackout Dates: November 22, 2021-November 28, 2021; December 20, 2021-January 2, 2022
For 9U/10U teams:
Timing: The TCSL Summer season begins late April/early May and concludes at the end of June/early July.
Schedule: Teams play a 10-match schedule.
Play Nights: Divisions are assigned “Primary” play nights. Summer 2023 Play Nights are here*.
*while the initial schedule will use these play nights, games may be rescheduled to any night of the week during the reschedule window.
Levels: Three levels of play at 9U & 10U (Red, White, Blue) and three levels of play at 11U-19U (Regional, State, Cities).