Each summer US Youth Soccer crowns boys and girls national champion in each of its seven age divisions (U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18 and U19). The finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels known as the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series which provides approximately 185,000 players on 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation.
The US Youth Soccer National League represents the national tier of the Leagues Program. It features the nation's top U14 through U19 boys and girls teams, offering additional exposure to collegiate, professional and U.S. National Team coaches. All teams earn their place in the National League through success in US Youth Soccer's regional and national competitions, and the top finishers in the National League qualify for the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships.
The US Youth Soccer Conferences make up the multi-state tier of the Leagues Program. The network of 13 competitive Conferences operates at a multi-state level — providing high-level competition on a consistent basis at a targeted local level. Teams in the top division (Premier I) of each Conference may have an opportunity to advance to the US Youth Soccer National League and the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships.