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US Youth announces New England conference

Article Written by US Youth Soccer
Published: June 2, 2020

The USYS New England Conference, managed by EDP, is set to kick off its inaugural season of competition in the Fall of 2020. Currently, 12 clubs have committed to supporting the New England Conference, and those clubs anticipate having teams compete in the conference’s opening season.

Additional clubs and teams will take part in the New England Conference’s first season, and a full field of competitors will be announced following the team registration period. Additional details on Conference registration will be available in the coming weeks. Click here for more information on team eligibility and the pathway into the USYS New England Conference.

As one of 13 Conferences in the newly transformed USYS National League, the New England Conference provides a competitive league platform for teams and clubs from various USYS State Associations, primarily: Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The conference offers competition in the 13U through 19U Boys and Girls age groups.

Clubs committed to the USYS New England Conference:

Club State Association
Black Rock FC Massachusetts
Connecticut FC Connecticut
CT Rush Connecticut
Ginga FC Connecticut
Juventus Academy Boston Massachusetts
New England Surf Massachusetts
Oakwood SC Connecticut
Rhode Island Surf Rhode Island
Rush New England Massachusetts
South Central Premier Connecticut
Sporting CT Connecticut
Yankee United FC Connecticut


“The New England Conference is excited to have the support of so many top clubs in the area and looks forward to providing a consistently high level of competition,” said Jen Marcella, league manager for the USYS New England Conference. “There are many talented players in the New England area, and we look forward to providing the best possible environment for development, along with opportunities to compete in other programs.”

The New England Conference’s top divisions offer its teams an opportunity to qualify for the US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships, which are held annually each summer. All teams within the New England Conference also have the opportunity to take part in the National League Showcase Series, which provides teams with a chance to play cross-conference matches in a national setting with increased exposure to college, professional and national team scouts. 

“New England has a long history of producing quality teams and tremendous players. We’re thrilled to provide a pathway via our enhanced National League infrastructure for those teams and their players to showcase their talents,” USYS CEO Skip Gilbert said. “The USYS New England Conference, managed by EDP, will offer a high level of competition for teams to challenge the region’s best.”

For more information on the National League and its 13 Conferences, including the New England Conference, click here.

Hear from some of the leaders of the club that are committed to competing in the New England Conference:

“CT Rush is excited to be part of the inaugural USYS New England Conference season. We have been part of the National League for a number of years and appreciate the pathways and opportunities that our players have earned. In addition to quality competition and less travel for our families, our players have earned the opportunity to compete at USYS Eastern Regional Championships and [past format of] the USYS National League. We look forward to continuing to offer our players these opportunities through the New England Conference and National League Showcase Series.” – Renato Topalli - CT Rush, Elite Director of Coaching

"Rhode Island Surf Soccer Club is thrilled to be joining the USYS New England Conference for the 2020-21 season. The quality of competition will provide the perfect environment for our players to thrive in, while the top class administration and organization make the platform the ideal fit for our club. We are excited about the pathways and opportunities that USYS can provide, through Regional and National Championships. We feel that this level of competition will allow our players to be challenged by some of the most competitive teams in the region and nation, as well as holding true to the Surf mission and aspiring to be the ‘best of the best.’ We can’t wait to get back out on the fields!” – Johan Forslöf - Rhode Island Surf, Director of Soccer

“We are delighted to welcome the US Youth Soccer National League to New England. Known across the country as the preferred national platform for the very best players and teams in the United States, the National League’s Conference system offers the highest possible level of competition coupled with reasonable travel. This is exactly what the New England soccer landscape needs.” – Bill Altieri - Juventus Academy Boston, Club President

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