The information below is an effort to help clarify the soccer landscape in New Hampshire in an effort to assist players & parents make the best decision when choosing a club to play for.
The highest level of soccer available to girls in New Hampshire is the New England National Premier League (NPL).
When it comes to boys' soccer, the highest level program available to any boy in the United States is the US Soccer Development Academy Program (DAP).
Following a comprehensive review of elite player development in the United States and around the world, US Soccer created the Development Academy in 2007 to improve the everyday environment for the elite youth player. The Development Academy is a partnershp between US Soccer and the top youth clubs around the country to provide the best youth players in the US with an everyday environment designed to produce the next generation of male National Team players. The Academy's programming philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more competitive games.
The Academy also connects National Team coaches directly with the Academy clubs to develop and identify players and coaches for future Youth National Teams. Each Academy team is evaluated by a member of the US Soccer Men's Scouting Network at least 10 times each year and each Academy club receives two formal evaluations in over 100 categories each year from US Soccer Technical Staff. For more information on the benefits and advantages of the US Soccer Development Academy please click here.