Last updated : Monday, 19 February 2024

Northeast Pre-academy League

The Northeast Pre-academy League (NAL) is a youth soccer league for boys and girls ages 11-19 in the northeastern United States. The league was founded in 2017 and is currently made up of over 60 member clubs.

Mission

The mission of the NAL is to provide a high-level competitive platform for young soccer players to develop their skills and prepare for college and professional soccer. The league also strives to create a positive and fun environment for players to learn and grow.

Structure

Northeast Pre-academy League action

The NAL is divided into four conferences: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, New England, and Mid-Atlantic. Each conference has a fall and spring season, with each season consisting of a regular season and playoffs.

The top teams from each conference qualify for the NAL National Championships, which are held in the summer.

Qualifications

Northeast Pre-academy League match

To be eligible to play in the NAL, players must be born on or after January 1, 2004. Players must also have a current USSF player registration.

Cost

The cost of playing in the NAL varies depending on the club. However, most clubs charge a registration fee, as well as a team fee that covers the cost of travel, uniforms, and other expenses.

Sources

Northeast Pre-academy League teams

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