The Women’s Premier Soccer League is a 60-plus team national pro-am league and is the largest women’s soccer league in the world. The league was formed in 1998 and is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). The WPSL’s mission is to provide the highest level of soccer in our effort to: bring affordable & quality family entertainment to the community; display positive role models for our youth; while, being a stepping stone for aspiring professional & international-level players.
The WPSL season runs from May 1st to August 6th. There is a league championship tournament that is held the last weekend of July or first weekend of August. The location of which is determined each year. Teams can expect to play 10-16 games during the season.
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PLAYERS IN THE WPSL
The great variety of highly skilled players is what makes the WPSL truly successful. WPSL teams roster college, post-college, foreign players and talented high school players every year. Many college programs encourage their players to play in the summer league because they believe it helps them prepare for the upcoming season. These players gain tremendous experience playing alongside other dedicated, competitive players, some of whom are former professional soccer players and others whom are aspiring to become professionals on or off the field.
During the last eight years, hundreds of players have spent their summer breaks playing on WPSL teams. Most come from highly regarded collegiate programs such as: Santa Clara, Portland, Notre Dame, North Carolina, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCONN, Penn State, Princeton, Harvard, CSU, UMASS, USF, UOP, BYU, San Jose State, Stanford, San Diego State, Arizona State, Texas A&M, Denver University, UC Davis, U of New Hampshire, St. Mary’s and North Carolina State.
Collegiate programs have utilized the league to improve their player’s development and sustain their fitness over the summer months. Highly competitive youth clubs have also use the league to expose their players to teams that carry players from every level – national, collegiate, post-collegiate and youth – and they then carry the experience they’ve gained, individually and as a team, into their local league competition in the fall and spring.