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National Academy League

The @nationalacademyleague kicks off this Fall with 50+ clubs and 400+ teams in a club v club format in the u13-u19 age groups.

The National Academy League brings together the nation’s top clubs to support their developmental pathway for players focused on their professional and college careers.


MLS Academies

Founding member clubs consist largely of current MLS NEXT member clubs that are not the official academies of Major League Soccer (MLS) organizations. In total, 54 clubs are featured on the first public list of National Academy League members.


Boys u13 to u19

Each of the National Academy League’s conferences will feature competition across the U13-U19 age groups. Directors of Coaching within each conference will have the autonomy to make additional sporting decisions. For example, adding additional ages .


Aacdemy League Championship

Participating clubs will also have the opportunity to attend the NAL competition as part of the IMG Cup College Showcase in December and compete for a National Academy League Championship in June 2024

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