US Youth Soccer will launch a new league — National League Elite 64, made up from "the top boys and girls youth soccer clubs in the United States" — in the fall of this year:
-- The 64 clubs
in each age group (boys and girls) will be divided into eight groups of eight clubs each.
-- There will be six age groups
(13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U and 18/19U) for boys and girls.
-- A minimum of 14 league games
will be played over a 10-month season.
-- Players will be allowed to play high school socce
Postseason play will include championship and showcase flights, allowing teams the chance to advance to other USYS events.