CCL’s Premiership (formerly known as CCL in previous year’s league play) is the pinnacle of youth soccer. Every player dreams of playing in a league that offers the highest level of competition locally, regionally, and nationally, with a top team, at their home club, within their community, and the excitement that comes with achieving that goal! Our CCL Member Clubs are bringing this experience to players through the CCL.
We are the Best Regional League in the United States and are the Destination for the College Bound Player. The Premiership is for ages 11-19s, boys and girls. The preparation to the league, Premiership or Championship, happens at the NextGen level (a top developmental program for 9-10s, boys and girls).
Since 2017 alone, CCL member clubs have captured: 3 United States Youth Soccer (USYS) National Championships, 4 National Finalists, 5 National Semifinalists, 6 Region I Finalists – 3 Champions, over 30 Teams Qualified for Region I, and secured 32 Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) and Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) State Champions. But it is the over 4,800 Premiership players were are developing every day that motivates us! If you want to enjoy playing extremely competitive local, regional, and national competition while also having the freedom to play for your High School in front of your hometown community, then the CCL is for you!
Clubs participating in the Premiership must earn it. A thorough club-based application must be submitted to begin the process. As all CCL standards are high, the Premiership is exceptional. Clubs must go through a rigorous application process which includes hosting a complete matchday, traveling away for a complete matchday, club staff interviews with CCL full-time staff, and more. No application will be considered without a full-slate of teams, 11-19s, boys and girls. With the special exception only given to the 19s age bands (due to the birthyear mandate.) Contact Us if your club is interested in joining the Premiership.
Currently, Premiership clubs play a 16 matchday club-to-club schedule throughout the seasonal year. There is a single table of standings. Every match is meaningful on a week-to-week basis.
Premiership clubs are offered unique benefits as league members. The 11-15s are offered a Generation adidas Invitational for the nation’s best to compete. While the 16-19s are offered two top-level College Showcases attended by some of the nation’s top Division 1, 2, 3 collegiate programs. On top of this, the CCL offers a College Combine (players must register individually) where top college coaches provide training sessions and coach 11v11 matches. This environment allows the college coach to really dissect the player’s ability and get to know the person. The CCL brings these college coaches and programs to CCL players, you don’t have to travel all around the country.
Over the years, the CCL has created great relationships with top events. Every top 5 team in an age group (the previous seasonal year) is guaranteed acceptance into one of the nation’s top College Showcase events, the Bethesda Premier Cup. This is done by design as the event takes place within the same geographic footprint of the CCL and its Premiership.
Each year, the Premiership sees over 300 student-athletes pursue their higher education and collegiate soccer dreams through their participation in CCL Member Clubs. This is no accident. The Premiership offers a one-of-a-kind platform that offer the best in competition, and the best in support to reach the highest levels!
Finally, unique to the CCL and its Premiership, member clubs receive ground-breaking partnerships never before seen in the youth soccer landscape. Through the Power of League philosophy, where all member clubs unite for the common good, the CCL has executed the very best partnerships and sponsorships with the likes of adidas, soccer.com, United Soccer Coaches, Kwik Goal and more. Each has a direct benefit and discount for the player/family, coach, team, club and league!