Mid Atlantic, New England, North Atlantic, and South Atlantic National League Conferences, Managed by EDP Soccer
The four East Region USYS National League Conferences, managed by EDP Soccer, will kick off after Labor Day this September, featuring the top teams from Maine down to Virginia. The Mid Atlantic, New England, North Atlantic, and South Atlantic Conferences provide each geographic region highly-competitive games with minimized travel within the East Region. The National League Conferences are the only pathway to both the USYS Eastern Regional Championships and the National League Conference Playoffs, which both lead to the prestigious USYS National Championships.
Last season, over 50 teams from the four conferences reached the USYS National Championships. From those 50+ teams, eight different state associations were represented, led by Eastern Pennsylvania, Eastern New York, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia. Connecticut and Massachusetts both had multiple teams, as well, representing the New England Conference.
This Fall, teams from 12 different states will compete across the four USYS National League Conferences. Below is a look at some of the National League Premier I Divisions across the East Region:
US Youth Soccer Mid Atlantic Conference Fall 2023 Preview
The Mid Atlantic Conference features teams from New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.
The 14U Boys Premier I Division is one of the deepest divisions in the nation. Four teams finished Premier I last Spring with one loss or less, including Regional Semifinalists YMS 2010 and Football Academy NJ 2010 Black. Other top finishers were State Cup finalist Futboltech B2010 and State Cup Champion Football Academy NJ 2010 Silver. Also returning to Premier I is State Cup Semifinalist CAT 2010 Elite Boys and Sporting PA 2010 Boys. Joining from Premier II is West Mont 2010B Blue, Torpedoes BU14 Red and Morris Elite SC B10.
The 14U Girls Premier I Division has seven teams returning from the Springs Premier I Division, and three teams promoted from Premier II. Wall Elite Juventus, YMS 2010 Girls Premier Force and SJEB 10G South were the three top-finishing teams last season, and will look to again battle it out at the top of the table. Warrington FC United was State Cup Finalist, and will look to improve on their 4-5-0 record from the Spring. Cherry Hill SC Fierce, 1776 United FC 2010 Girls Elite, and NLSA 2010 are the other three returning to Premier I. Ocean Rebels Summer, Medford SC 2010G Magic, and NJ Nationals 2010 all join from Premier II.
To learn more about the Mid Atlantic Conference, please visit https://www.usysnationalleague.com/mid-atlantic-conference/
US Youth Soccer New England Conference Fall 2023 Preview
The New England Conference welcomes teams from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.
With some of the most prominent clubs in the region, each weekend will see some special matchups. Clubs include Seacoast United, IFA, NEFC, New England Surf, Aztec, Liverpool FC, Rhode Island Surf, AC Connecticut, CFC North, Chelsea Piers SC, CT Rush, Sporting CT, Ginga FC, Inter Connecticut FC, Ole Impact, Western United Pioneers, Boston Bolts and more.
The 14U Girls Premier I Division will see Western United Pioneers FC Girls 10 Elite look to complete unfinished business, just missing out on the top spot last Spring when they finished 6-1-1. AC Connecticut G10 was just behind them with a 5-2-1 record. Valley FC 2010 was State Cup Semifinalist, and Vale SC 2010 Girls and Ole FC Yankee Academy G2010 both look to improve their strong performances in Premier I last Spring. IFA West 2010 Girls EDS rounds out the division joining from NECSL.
The 13U Boys Premier I Divisions combines top teams from each of the States, with teams coming from the EDP CT Championship League and NECSL. Among them is State Cup Champion AC Connecticut B11, and State Cup Finalist Ginga FC Boys 2011. Also in the age group are USYS Eastern Regional Championship participants Rhode Island Surf B2011 and IFA West 2011 Boys EDS.
To learn more about the New England Conference, please visit https://www.usysnationalleague.com/new-england-conference/
US Youth Soccer North Atlantic Conference Fall 2023 Preview
The North Atlantic Conference features teams from New York and Connecticut.
The 14U Boys Premier I Division will see seven teams who had successful seasons in the Conference last spring. LI Slammers 2010 Black starts the season as favorites to finish first, followed by Brentwood 2010 Premier and South Shore Futbol Club impact Red 2010. Stony Brook LGN Thunder 2010 finished as State Cup Semifinalists last Spring, and White Plains National 2010 and NY Hota 2010 Blue have each improved and will again compete in Premier I. East Coast FC 2010 rounds out the division after being promoted from Premier II.
The 13U Girls Premier I Division will see top teams from all over New York get their first taste of the National League Conferences. State Cup finalist Quickstrike FC QSFC 2011 Blue comes in as one of the teams to beat. FC Westchester, CT Rush, and NY Elite join Quickstrike as teams north of NYC. Massapequa SC Spirit was accepted to the Conference after a strong showing in LIJSL last Spring. SUSA, Albertson, Auburndale, Stony Brook-LGN and East Coast Surf are four of the top teams from Long Island, and Asphalt Green is out of Manhattan.
To learn more about the North Atlantic Conference, please visit https://www.usysnationalleague.com/north-atlantic-conference/
US Youth Soccer South Atlantic Conference Fall 2022 Preview
The South Atlantic Conference features teams mainly from Maryland and Virginia.
The 14U Boys Premier I Division will have multiple State Cup Champions. Keystone FC Premier 10B won the Eastern PA State Cup, and Laurel SC Lions White 2010 won the Maryland State Cup. Also in the division is Maryland State Cup Finalist Go Premier Soccer 10 Black. From Virginia is State Cup Semifinalist Great Falls Reston SC 10B Elite. River Soccer Club RSC '10 Boys is the lone representative from Delaware in the division. Other top teams in the division include PPA 2010, Severna Park 10B, FC Charles 10B, CASA 2010, and Total Futbol Club 2010.
The 13U Girls Premier I Division has teams joining from EDP, NCSL and CCL to create the nine-team grouping. Maryland Rush 11G was a State Cup Semifinalist, and Maryland Rush Azzurri 2011 went 8-0-0 in EDP Premier I, as the two look to fight it out at the top of the division. FC USA 2011G, and Pipeline 2011 Girls North also had strong showings in the EDP top division at 12U. The division also includes Potomac, PPA, TSJ FC Virginia, FC Frederick and Severna Park.
The Conference also has several 15U-19U divisions taking place this Fall, with one of the most compelling being the 17U Girls Premier I Blue Division. State Cup Champion SYC 2007G is joined by State Cup Finalist Virginia Revolution SC VRSC 07G Black and State Cup Semifinalist Premier AC PAC 07 Gold. TSJ FC Virginia United 07G North was tied with Virginia Revolution at top of table last season, and LMVSC 2007 Girls Red will look to improve on their finish from last season. Great Falls Reston SC 07G Elite and Manassas SC 2007 have both been promoted into the division, and Alexandria SA 07 Girls NL rejoins the Conference, rounding out eight of the top girls’ sides from Northern Virginia.
To learn more about the South Atlantic Conference, please visit https://www.usysnationalleague.com/south-atlantic-conference/