NSL & Seacoast United FAQs
The following FAQs have been created to help address questions that the NSL have received about our new partnership with Seacoast United.
- NSL will continue to operate in the same manner as the past. We will attempt to regionalize when possible.
- At the higher level of play, teams and clubs should expect to travel but we will be reviewing our current bylaws to consider neutral grounds if travel is considered extensive.
- League play will be based on ability level as with previous seasons including promotion and relegation.
The size and availability of divisions will be based on the respective numbers of teams.
- All clubs will have access to the NSL divisions based on meeting applicable standards and level of play.
- We expect that the majority of NSL teams will compete in the NSL.
- Teams of a higher quality requesting to play in a more regional format or highest level of competition in the Northeast area will have two opportunities.
- US Youth Soccer has developed a new Region One league known as the New England EDP Conference managed by EDP. To apply you can click on the following link – https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/new-england-edp-conference/.
- Our partnership with Seacoast United will allow teams that have an aspiration to play at US Club Soccer National Premier League level of play to apply to participate under the Seacoast NSL branded team.
- Team fees will depend on the league.
- If teams are registered to play in the NSL then regular NSL league fees will apply.
- Teams requesting and accepted to play under the Seacoast United NSL banner will pay the applicable league fees.
- Teams requesting and accepted to play in the USYS New England EDP Conference will pay the applicable league fees.
- Teams applying to play as a SU/NSL team must complete a screening process through the management of NSL and Seacoast United.
- NSL will only consider teams competing in the TOP division of the NSL or with a history of regional success in either tournaments or State Cup play.
- Teams playing under the SU/NSL Banner will be required to wear an approved NIKE uniform.
- The cost of this uniform will be passed onto the club as a per player fee. These uniforms will be made available through a link to the Wegotsoccer web site.
- There will be an additional fee for any team playing under the SU/NSL banner.
- Teams selected to play in the NPL will play under the Seacoast – NSL Banner.
- Clubs maintain their identity and only the selected team will be required to play under the SU/NSL banner when playing league games.
- When teams play in cup or tournament games they will play under their own name and wear their regular game uniform.
- This relationship does not include Seacoast United Staff coming to provide coaches training but as part of our relationship we will be hosting joint events and educational programs for coaches, players and parents.
- NSL will continue to provide access to Coach Education opportunities for all NSL clubs including US Soccer Grass Roots and D license as well as United Soccer Coaches courses. We will also continue to provide subsidized training opportunities such as the US Club la Liga course and additional future events such as the Champions Coaches Clinic in Connecticut.
- The NSL Technical Director and Executive Director are licensed to deliver US Soccer 4v4 through 11v11 courses and D License and if you would like to set up a course please contact Nick Dunbar at firstname.lastname@example.org
- SU and NSL will work together to offer additional training opportunities for players and clubs.
- Seacoast United will establish a separate registration system for the Seacoast United– NSL Teams that will be managed and accessed solely by NSL management to ensure there is no ‘poaching’ or solicitations of players.
- NSL and Seacoast United will support player development and placement based on the needs of the players.