Our NPL teams are focused on the following, per NPL guidelines:
- 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
- provides an avenue for qualification for the NPL Finals for those teams participating
What is NPL?
The NPL is a national competition platform created to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape by linking competition with player development and identification platforms while following the development principles laid out by US Soccer. NPL member clubs play within their regional NPL league. Blues FC is member of the National Premier League (NPL) Division of the NorCal Premier League.
What are the benefits?
NPL teams have the opportunity play on a national development platform and against the highest level of competition in Northern California.