CFC Levels Of Play

Continental FC Player Development Options


Boys US Soccer Development Academy – U12 (9v9), U13, U14, U16, U18 Boys (11 v 11)
The U.S. Soccer Development Academy is a program that provides education, resources and support to impact everyday club environments that will develop world-class players. Ten month and 30 game season, U12 and U13 teams train 3x/week while U14-U18 teams train 4x/week minimum. The only youth soccer league controlled by US Soccer.  60 percent of league games are attended by a National Team scout. Highest level available to a youth male soccer player in the United States.

  • U12 Academy (2006 birth year – 3 nights training per week)
  • U13 Academy (2005 birth year – 3 nights training per week)
  • U14 Academy (2004 birth year)
  • U15 Academy (2003 birth year)
  • U16 Pre-Academy (2002 birth year)
  • U17 Academy (2001/2002 years)
  • U19 Academy (1999/2000 birth years)

Boys ECNL – U13 (Pre-ECNL), U14, U15, U16, U17, U18/U19 (11 v 11)
2017-18 will be the inaugural season for the Boys Elite Clubs National League (Boys ECNL) which was founded to improve the daily environment for boys youth soccer players through a collaborative club-based development program featuring competition, player identification, coaching and club development platforms. The Boys ECNL will include both regular season conference games and cross-conference events, and qualifying teams from the Boys ECNL will advance to the post-season Elite National Premier League (ENPL) Playoffs. Teams will train a minimum of 3 times a week and play a minimum of 30 games a season. Regional based league with 3 national showcase events. The team schedule is designed to support and enhance the scholastic athlete’s experience.

  • U13 Pre-ECNL (2005 birth year)
  • U14 ECNL (2004 birth year)
  • U15 ECNL (2003 birth year)
  • U16 ECNL (2002 birth year)
  • U17 ECNL (2001 birth year)
  • U18/U19 ECNL (1999/2000 birth years)

Girls ECNL – U13 (Pre-ECNL), U14, U15, U16, U17, U18/U19 (11 v 11)
Elite Girls National League is designed for the highly motivated female athlete. This league is the highest level available to a youth female player in the U.S. who wishes to play scholastic soccer. Teams will train a minimum of 3 times a week and play a minimum of 30 games a season. Regional based league with 3 national showcase events. The team schedule is designed to support and enhance the scholastic athlete’s experience.

  • U13 Pre-ECNL (2005 birth year)
  • U14 ECNL (2004 birth year)
  • U15 ECNL (2003 birth year)
  • U16 ECNL (2002 birth year)
  • U17 ECNL (2001 birth year)
  • U18/U19 ECNL (1999/2000 birth years)

Girls NPL (Northeast) – U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18/19 (11 v 11)
US Club Soccer National Premier League. This league is only available to clubs that participate in the ECNL and was designed to provide the same high standards that the ECNL maintains. Teams will train a minimum of 2 times a week and play a minimum of 30 games a season. Regional based league with 3 national showcase events. The team schedule is designed to support and enhance the scholastic athlete’s experience.

  • U13 NPL (2005 birth year)
  • U14 NPL (2004 birth year)
  • U15 NPL (2003 birth year)
  • U16 NPL (2002 birth year)
  • U17 NPL (2001 birth year)
  • U18/U19 NPL (1999/2000 birth years)

USYS West (Based in Downingtown) –  U8 to U19  Boys & Girls (2010-1999 Birth Years)
All teams (Barca, Arsenal, Celtic and Inter) will play a developmentally appropriate schedule. Teams will compete in appropriate level state cup competition. Every team at this level will take part in 3 soccer events per week.

USYS East (Based in Conshohocken) – U8 to U14 Boys (2004-2010) & U8 to U12 Girls (2006-20010 Birth Years)
All teams (Dortmund, Juventus and Real) will play a developmentally appropriate schedule. Teams will compete in appropriate level state cup competition. Every team at this level will take part in 3 soccer events per week.