GULF STATES PREMIER LEAGUE
The National Premier Leagues (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 a national postseason
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
The Gulf States Premier League, which includes 13-U through 19-U boys and girls age groups, was founded in May 2011 as part of US Club Soccer’s NPL.
The league is comprised of the following clubs:
AFC Mobile (AL)
Baton Rouge SC (LA)
Coastal Rush (FL)
Cajun Rush (LA)**
Germantown Legends (TN)
Gulf Coast United FC (MS)
Hattiesburg FC (MS)
Louisiana Fire Juniors (LA)*
Mississippi Brilla Juniors (MS)
Mississippi Rush (MS)
US Club Soccer will foster the growth and development of soccer clubs throughout the United States to create the best possible development environment for players of all ages in every club.
Soccer clubs are the foundation on which American soccer will maximize growth and long-term success on the field.
Every US Club Soccer program will be measured on its contribution toward improved player development and growth of the game.
The key to player development is coaching development – better coaches develop better players, and better clubs develop better coaches.
US Club Soccer promotes a holistic approach to the player and parent experience, with best in class resources available to promote club, coach, and player education and development, and player health and welfare.
US Club Soccer will work with clubs to develop programs which appeal to adult players, competitive and recreational, and will encourage lifelong relationships between players and the game, and players and their clubs.
US Club Soccer will encourage collaboration and cooperation between clubs in developing programs and promoting the best interests of players and the game.
US Club Soccer will act in a fiscally responsible and businesslike manner in everything it does.
US Club Soccer will be a loyal and responsive member of U.S. Soccer and will always endeavor to maintain positive working relationships with all of its fellow members.
The Germantown Legends are a premier youth soccer club located in Germantown, Tennessee.
Established in 2011, the Legends Soccer Club focuses intensely on creating brave creative leaders for life. Our no guilt, no shame, no blame philosophy gives kids the confidence to get out of their comfort zone and create the big play in any situation!
The Germantown Legends Soccer program is the official 'Soccer Provider' to the City of Germantown.
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