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NPL

We have two teams, QuickSilver & Mercury NPL registered in the National Premier League (NPL). 

The NPL was created to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape by extending developmental principles espoused by U.S. Soccer into more age groups and clubs, by linking competition with player development and identification platforms, and by providing meaningful weekly competition culminating in the NPL Finals.

NPLs are independent leagues, unified under one national competition platform, and based on a common technical framework designed to improve long-term player development. The NPL provides a platform:

  • focused on long-term player development;

  • for the country’s top soccer clubs, allowing consistent, meaningful high-level games appropriately scheduled with higher training-to-game ratios;

  • that allows players to be scouted and evaluated by U.S. Soccer National Staff and Technical Advisors;

  • that is designed and structured by the clubs, based on the needs of the clubs; and 

  • that provides an avenue for qualification for the NPL Finals. (Courtesy of NPL website)

The Almaden FC NPL level is for the 1997-2003 age groups, intended for elite players and those who are eager to take their game of soccer to the next level.

In addition to the league registration fee, there is a $50 per month fee that is charged to  players over 12 months of the year (January-December.) 
 
The monthly fee includes:
 
  • Access to AFC's Top Coaches.
  • 18 hours per year extra practice.
  • Player Development Series with Technical Director, John Devine.
  • Player Profiling to support Collegiate and FC Bayern National & West Team Selections.
  • 2 Training Session per week on Turf minimum. Please note that all Home Games will be played on Turf.
  • NPL Higher Fees - Registration,Referees and Coaches
  • Elite level Tournaments.
  • Increased training hours throughout the season.   

Additional fees may also be required for team shelters, benches, and additional equipment.