St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club

SLSG IL - NPL Program

The NPL provides a unified, league-based national developmental platform with the highest level of competition in its geographic areas.

Created to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape based upon US Club Soccer’s fundamental principles, the NPL extends developmental principals espoused by the U.S. Soccer Development Academy into younger age groups and additional clubs, providing a platform for long-term player development.


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;
  • Allows players to be scouted and evaluated by U.S. Soccer National Staff and Technical Advisors;
  • That is designed and structured by the clubs, based on the needs of the clubs; and
  • That provides an avenue for qualification for the NPL Champions Cup.