South Atlantic Premier League announces two more league additions for 2021-22 season

The South Atlantic Premier League will head into its tenth year in the National Premier Leagues with an expanded membership. The league is welcoming two more clubs in addition to the previously announced clubs: SSA North Georgia Soccer Academy and Tennessee United Soccer Club, which will field U-13 through U-19 boys teams, beginning with the 2021-22 season.

South Atlantic Premier League boys member clubs span Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennesee:

  • AFC Lightning (GA)
  • Barça Academy Charlotte (NC)
  • Charleston SC (SC)
  • Charlotte Soccer Academy (NC)
  • Hoover Vestavia (AL)
  • SC Surf (SC)
  • SSA (GA)
  • SSA North Georgia Soccer Academy (GA)
  • Tennessee United Soccer Club (TN)
  • Tormenta FC (GA)
  • Triangle United (NC)
  • UFA (GA)
  • Wake FC (NC)
  • Wake FC North (NC)

The league has found success in US Club Soccer postseason competitions, and four clubs have been accepted as Players First-licensed clubs: Barça Academy Charlotte, SSA, Triangle United and UFA.

“We are excited that the South Atlantic Premier League is welcoming two additional clubs for the 2021-22 season,” said Leo Garcia, US Club Soccer’s VP of Competitions and NPL General Manager. “As I mentioned in the previous announcement of additional clubs, the quality of competition provided by the member clubs is impressive and we look forward to continuing our support of the league through the programs, resources and competitions US Club Soccer provides.”

Clubs interested in learning more about the South Atlantic Premier League, please contact Tom Phillips at

Quotes from new member clubs:

  • Kerem Daser, SSA North Georgia Director: “SSA North Georgia Soccer Academy (NGSA) is very excited to play in the NPL this fall. NGSA has grown in the last five years and we are ready for this next level. The NPL has some of the top soccer academies in the southeast region. SSA NGSA looks forward to our NPL matches and playing in this NPL league will help our local players with college soccer opportunities.”
  • Steve Hensen, Tennessee United Soccer Club Executive Director: “We are honored and humbled to have been accepted into the National Premier Leagues. The NPL core standards align with the TUSC core values which place players first. The player development and exposure achieved by being a member of the NPL will be a great benefit for all the boys and girls at TUSC.” 


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