The National League Showcase Series offers a unique opportunity for National League Conference teams to compete within a national platform. Each showcase provides diverse cross-Conference matchups against teams from differing parts of the country — testing each player to adapt to various styles of play and new challenges that arise when facing uncommon opponents.
Group alignments based on Conference performance will create opportunities for evenly-matched and competitive games, which creates an optimal environment for scouting. Given the number of competitive teams and geographic diversity, the National League Showcase Series presents an invaluable opportunity for scouts from all levels — college, professional and international, along with US Youth Soccer ODP — to evaluate a large number of players who will become future key contributors to their programs.
► National League Greensboro (Fall) // Greensboro, NC | Oct. 23-25, 2020 // 14U Boys & Girls
► National League North Carolina // Wilson, NC & Goldsboro, NC | Dec. 4-7, 2020 // 15U, 16U, 18U & 19U Girls
► National League Las Vegas // Las Vegas, NV | Dec. 11-13, 2020 // 15U-19U Boys
► National League Tampa // Tampa, FL | Dec. 27-30, 2020 // 14U Girls & 14U-16U Boys
► National League Sarasota // Lakewood Ranch, FL | Jan. 15-17, 2021 // 17U-19U Boys
► National League Texas // Dallas, TX | Feb. 19-21, 2021 // 15U-17U Girls
► National League Greensboro (Spring) // Greensboro, NC | March 12-14, 2021 // 15U-19U Boys
► National League California // Irvine, CA | March 19-22, 2021 // 17U-19U Girls
Team applications for each showcase will soon be available. When the application window is open for a showcase, the link to the application will be available above and on the individual showcase webpage.
The National League will publicize application windows through its social media channels, and Conference Managers will communicate the information to their respective clubs and teams.
A flexible seeding system is used for the National League Showcase Series. Seeding is based on teams’ most recent, or previous, Conference records and level of competition. Our objective is to match top teams in one Conference against top teams from the other Conferences, and the same objective applies to teams in the middle and lower half of Conference standings. National League Conference Managers will have oversight of the seeding process to ensure that teams are grouped properly.
RULES & INFO
The rules for the National League Showcase Series will be posted in the coming weeks.
Rules used in showcase matches held alongside past National League events will act as a foundation for the new National League Showcase Series rules.
The National League Showcase Series debuts in the Fall of 2020.
From 2007-2020, the National League featured teams competing in a league format in its national tier of competition. Click the link below to access historical information from the National League during that time period.
National League (2007-2020) Archive