USYS National League Elite 64 features year-round competition in six age groups (13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U and 18/19U) for the top 64 boys clubs and top 64 girls clubs in the country. The annual competition calendar that includes…
Elite 64 will represent the elite club-based performance tier for the USYS National League — providing clubs with roster flexibility and ease of player movement between Elite 64 and existing National League competitions — the National League Conferences and National League P.R.O. The addition of Elite 64 adds to an already storied history of the National League, which — while featuring primarily team-based competition — has featured top American players such as Morgan Gautrat (née Brian), Daryl Dike, Jeremy Ebobisse, Rose Lavelle, Samantha Mewis, Jordan Morris, Emily Sonnett and Walker Zimmerman.
Elite 64 clubs will benefit from quantitative performance analysis provided by new USYS partner STATSports and its wearable tracking technology. Additionally, ProScore — an existing partner of the USYS National League — will continue to provide qualitative performance analysis for Elite 64 clubs that, combined with STATSports, will give players access to complete performance assessments that allow them to track progress over time.
“One of US Youth Soccer’s goals is to provide a home for every type of player who wishes to be involved in our great game. With the introduction of USYS National League Elite 64, we have further broadened our range of offerings with a high-end elite performance tier — giving clubs one association and development pathway that can accommodate everyone from their top-level athletes with professional aspirations to the players at the grassroots level,” said Skip Gilbert, CEO of USYS. “Elite 64 will enhance our ability to grow soccer in this country and promote lifelong involvement in the game — whether that’s continuing on as a college or professional player, moving into the coaching or refereeing realm, remaining a lifelong fan, or one of the many ways to stay involved.”