Highest Levels of Competition
The US Youth Soccer National League Midwest Conference is one of 13 Conferences under the US Youth Soccer National Leagues Program in the Multi-State Tier.
The Midwest Conference consists of teams primarily from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.
The top teams in the Conference will earn advancement to the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, as well as a chance to earn a coveted spot in the National Tier of the Leagues Program, the US Youth Soccer National League.
National Premier League
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. 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
The NPL Finals – formerly known as the NPL Champions Cup – features the champions of NPLs across the United States among 13-U through 18/19-U boys and girls age groups.
Teams play group games before advancing to knock-out rounds to determine the NPL champion in every age group.
Midwest Regional League
Who can I contact if I have questions?
For further information please contact the age-group Director of Coaching;
2009 - 2012 (Academy) Director of Coaching - Shane Smith, [email protected]
2007 - 2008 Director of Coaching - Dave Crowley, [email protected]
2005 - 2006 Director of Coaching - Matt Schmidt, [email protected]
2000 - 2004 (High School) Director of Coaching - Nick Kinder, [email protected]
CUSA Director of Coaching - Paddy King, [email protected]
CUSA Director of Recreational Programs - Daniel Brandmeyer,