The New England Premiership
The New England Premiership (NEP) is a new Club-based league for clubs throughout New England focused on player development. Participation is limited to clubs with a demonstrated commitment to player development such as minimum licenses for coaches, minimum standards for facilities and a dedicated Director Of Coaching with a minimum of a USSF B license.
The NEP will be a member run entity with each participating club assigned a seat at the Board of Directors. The Board plans to establish a 3-pronged quality control system; self analysis, peer review and “third party” review. The league will provide surveys at the end of each season so clubs can evaluate themselves and their peers.
The NEP will create a superior player development environment by ensuring the appropriate numbers-a-side per age group - U9's and U10's will be 7v7, U-11’s and U12’s will be 9v9, U13’s and U14’s will be 11v11. The League will also work to acquire the highest quality of referees (the NEP is also looking to add a referee mentoring program) and establishing superior dialogue between club officials and referees to develop this side of the game.
The New England Championship (NEC) is a standards based league focused on player development and game day environment while providing teams and clubs a pathway into the NEP.