ENPL competition includes 14-U, 15-U, 16-U, 17-U and 19-U boys age groups, and includes participating teams from two independent qualification paths: (i) qualifying teams from National Premier Leagues across the country; and (ii) qualifying teams from Boys ECNL club-based conferences across the country. These teams come together to compete for the ENPL Finals. By providing qualification paths for both team-based and club-based competitions, and through a variety of competition formats, the ENPL will feature the best boys players in US Club Soccer.
Details about the postseason pathways for the following Boys ECNL qualifiers can be accessed by clicking on each conference:
While the NPL and the Boys ECNL each determine their own regular season competition format, all qualifying leagues and conferences must meet ENPL guidelines on the minimum number of matches, basic roster and competition rules, and other development standards to insure a top quality environment. The ENPL determines the total number of postseason berths and the postseason competition structure.
US Club Soccer also hosts an event for the top two 13-U boys teams from ENPL qualifying competitions - made up of NPLs and Boys ECNL Conferences. There is no playoff advancement beyond this event.