Leagues / Events
|Leagues and Events
In order to compete at the highest possible level, teams will participate in the highest available levels of play in several formats.
National Premier League Teams will also participate concurrently in the National Premier League. LNSC teams play in the South Atlantic Premier League which has just been tapped to be an ENPL qualifying league. Below is a statement from the US Club Soccer website explaining ENPL and its place in the soccer universe:
“The ENPL will include both member Elite Clubs National League conferences (ECNL conferences) and member National Premier Leagues (NPLs), providing multiple entry paths into the competition. ENPL competition will include … (i) qualifying teams from designated National Premier Leagues across the country; and (ii) qualifying teams from ECNL club-based conferences across the country. These teams will come together to compete for the ENPL National Championship in a two-stage postseason event in 2018.” – usclubsoccer.org
USYSA Teams will compete in the NCYSA Premier League, Southern Regional Premier League, and/or the USYSA National League. Teams will also participate in the USYSA National Championship Series.
Showcase Tournament Series The LNSC Eclipse Elite teams will participate in some of the largest and most prestigious showcase events in the country.
Women’s Premier Soccer League LNSC also owns a semi-professional women’s soccer franchise – the Lake Norman Eclipse – who plays during the summer months in the WPSL. The team is open to older high school players as well as current and former college players. Players who are selected to the main team 18-player roster participate on the team for no charge. Senior level girls players at LNSC (U15+) can participate in the Elite Training Academy In the summer (for an additional fee) and train all summer long with the WPSL team. Some ETA participants will be selected to serve as reserves for the WPSL team as well.