Coppermine Soccer Club recently joined one of the most prestigious youth soccer leagues in the country, USYS National League Elite 64 for the league’s inaugural season.
Elite 64 was launched in the fall of 2022 and features year-round competition in six age groups (13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U and 18/19U) for the top 64 boys’ clubs and top 64 girls’ clubs in the country.
Teams in the league participate in up to 14 league games over a 10-month season, the Elite 64 Finals and Showcase, three national showcases taking place alongside National League P.R.O., the ability to advance to the USYS Champions Cup, where Elite 64 Finals winners in the 14U-17U age groups can compete for an international title against other domestic and international champions and the option to play in the USYS National Championship Series via entry into their respective USYS State Cup.
The Elite 64 Showcases presents an unmatched recruiting opportunity for college coaches and scouts, as the best players play each other in a single event alongside league games from the National League P.R.O.
The quality of players across the events, combined with the Elite 64 clubs’ reputations for drawing college interest will make these national showcases cannot-miss recruiting events for college coaches.
Through Elite 64, teams will play at best-in-class facilities from across the country, compete in diverse matchups featuring Elite 64 clubs from other areas of the country, and have firsthand evaluations from college coaches to develop a complete profile of each recruit.
For further details about Elite 64, including showcase locations and dates, the club’s map and the league format and rules, head to this link.
Coppermine is proud to be the only Maryland-based club selected for the league, with six boys’ teams and six girls’ teams having been chosen to compete in the Northeast Conference.
“Our club is in full support of Elite 64 and is humbled to be selected as one of the top 64 clubs in the country on both the boy’s and girl’s side. Elite 64 will bring our players and families one of the highest levels of competition in the country without sacrificing sensible travel and affordability. The league’s level of clubs and players will attract some of the top colleges and universities in the country with this new competition format. More meaningful soccer through E64 will give us better developmental goals for our players and bring more structure to the shifting landscape of youth soccer,” said Andrew Bulls, President of Coppermine Soccer Club.
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