US Soccer Development Journey from Rec to Pro

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  • Feb. 27, 2020

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If you have participated in youth soccer at any level, you have likely had questions about how it all works.

- What is the difference between recreation, competition, and club? 

- What is The DA, or ECNL, or the NPL?

- What organizations are actually affiliated with US Soccer and who is US Club Soccer?

- How does a youth player get scouted and selected to play for a US National Team?

- And how does it all tie in with high school, college and professional soccer? ‍

We tried to find a graphic or article somewhere that answered these questions but couldn't find anything. So we created one! We hope this helps you make sense of it all. 

Please click on the blue link at the bottom to access the graphic.


The United States Soccer System