The USYS National League will debut a new competition structure, beginning with the 2020-21 youth soccer seasonal year. The new structure features three primary areas of competition:
► National League Conferences — The primary league competition features 13 regionally aligned Conferences that operate team-based and club-based leagues while providing a qualification pathway to their respective US Youth Soccer Regional Championship (NCS).
► National League Showcase Series — (New) Provides opportunities for more teams to participate in showcases that match up similar teams from varying areas of the country in a national platform.
► National League Playoffs — (New) Top National League teams will compete in the Playoffs, held alongside select Showcase Series events, to determine the National League representatives to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships.
National League Conferences
Above are the USYS National League Conferences and their corresponding geographies on the map. Kansas is located in the Midwest Conference.
National league showcase series
The National League Showcase Series events provide opportunities for Conference teams in the 14U-19U Boys & Girls age groups to compete within a national platform. Each showcase provides diverse cross-Conference matchups against teams from differing parts of the country — testing each player to adapt to various styles of play and new challenges that arise when facing uncommon opponents.
Showcase Series FAQ's
USYS Info Graphic
USYS NATIONAL SHOWCASE SERIES HOMEPAGE
The National League Playoff format features up to 16 teams in each age group (14U-19U Boys & Girls), with teams placed in groups of four. The winner of each of the four groups will advance to the USYS National Championships.
USYS NATIONAL LEague Playoffs HOMEPAGE
What is #EarnYourPlace?
Earn Your Place is the official hashtag of the Leagues Program and has been used specifically by the National League for a majority of the league's existence. It refers to the opportunity for the teams to earn their way into US Youth Soccer's top league and the continued challenges that present chances for teams and players to regularly prove themselves.
For more details on what it means to #EarnYourPlace, visit: https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/earn-your-place/