Florida Club League awarded NPL Girls affiliation to FC League 1 Girls

The Florida Club League will head into their second season and will begin the 2021-2022 season with their FC League 1 Girls branded with NPL affiliation from US Club Soccer.

“The FCL member clubs have worked hard to continuously put the best competition forward for girls in this state,” said Cristina Coca, FCL’s Director of Competition. “This reflects their hard work and dedication to their girl’s programming within their clubs and within the state of Florida.”

The Florida Club League will welcome the following clubs for its inaugural NPL Girls season:

  • Braden River SC
  • Florida Celtic Bolts
  • Florida Elite SA
  • Florida Kraze Krush
  • Florida Premier FC
  • Florida West FC
  • Key Biscayne SC
  • Lakeland Tropics SC
  • Palm Beach Gardens Predators
  • Springs SC
  • Sunrise Prime FC
  • Tampa Bay United
  • Team Boca

In addition to the league’s on-field success, several of its member clubs have been accepted as Players First-licensed clubs: Florida Elite SA, Florida Kraze Krush, Florida Premier FC and Tampa Bay United.

“The Florida Club League has proven its strength of competition and shown an impressive level of play during its first season,” said Leo Garcia, US Club Soccer’s VP of Competitions and NPL General Manager. “We are thrilled to welcome them under the NPL competition platform and are excited to continue watching the league compete at a very high level.” 

Clubs interested in learning more about the Florida Club League, please contact the Florida Club League office at admin@flcleague.com or (407) 205-8215.

Quotes from new member clubs:

  • Jonny Burns, Florida Celtic Bolts: “In our second year as a member of the Florida Club League, we are thrilled to be a part of the NPL Girls expansion in the state. This reflects the hard work our players, staff, and parents have put into our club and this league. We look forward to being a part of this national platform with US Club Soccer and FCL.”
  • Denise Schilte-Brown, Florida Premier FC: “The expansion of the Girls NPL for the Florida Club League is a great step forward for the development of soccer in our community. We look forward to a competitive upcoming season!”
  • Danny Fahey, Florida West FC: “Florida West FC is extremely excited to be a part of the NPL Girls expansion into Florida with the Florida Club League. The NPL has provided an excellent structure and top level of competition to prepare our teams for the next step within their development of our club!”
  • Laurie Thomas, Springs SC: “It is great for us to join the NPL at Springs Soccer Club because it will be another step in our competitive platform and will expose our teams to play against some of the best clubs in the state. We are a club that trains like a club and not just a collection of teams and the NPL is a club-based league that support more than one age group playing on the same platform. We are thrilled for a long-term pathway into other elite player development platforms.”


A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible environment for players of all ages.

Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.

US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.