⊗ ABOUT THE WPSLABOUT THE WPSL ⊗
The Women's Premier Soccer League is an independent national league whose main focus is on the development of highly competitive premier women's soccer teams.
The WPSL also makes every effort to bring quality soccer to all levels of the community and to promote the stature of female athletes as role models for our youth.
The WPSL was formed in 1998. It is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) who is an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the ruling body of soccer in the United States and FIFA the world's ruling body for soccer.
The WPSL is unique in that teams are involved in discussions pertaining to issues regarding the league. Anyone can access information about our league such as: current teams, rosters, statistics, schedules, results, constitution and by-laws, forms, meeting minutes and the latest league news at our website.
Our league expects new teams to conform to our minimum standards. We expect every team to achieve all WPSL standards. Standards that we stress include: a good playing surface, water for players provided by the home team, ice and a trainer at all games, professional conduct and adherence to the league constitution and by-laws.
The WPSL season runs from May 1st to August 1st. There is a league championship tournament that is held the last weekend of July. The location of which is determined each year and is alternated to different parts of the country each year. Teams can expect to play 10-16 games during the season.
You have a chance to participate in an exciting, growing league whose focus is strictly upon the development and promotion of WOMEN soccer players. We have a foundation of committed and well-regarded teams located throughout the nation. You can make it happen!!
The WPSL mission statement:
- Promotion and development of independent women's soccer at the highest level.
- Provide a playing opportunity for the elite women soccer players to play at the highest level.
- All are dedicated to the success of the league as a whole as well as to their own success, recognizing that they cannot long succeed individually without the league succeeding.
- Make every effort to bring quality soccer to all levels of the community and to youth programs.
- Promotion of stature of female athlete as role models for the youth.
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 our 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.
We give post-college players a place to play at a very high competitive level while they are starting their careers.
Over the 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, Boston University, Nebraska, USC, Long Beach State, BYU, North Carolina State and many more.
Collegiate programs have utilized our league to improve their player's development and sustain their fitness over the summer months. Highly competitive youth clubs have also used our 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.
|The WPSL provides a playing opportunity for elite woman soccer players to play, develop and promote Women's Soccer at the highest amateur level in North America.
|Over 80 former WPSL players were on WUSA teams.
|Many former and current U.S. and International National Team players have played on WPSL teams including:
Tameka Butt (ATWNT)
Kyah Simon (ATWNT)
Ouying Zhang (CHWNT)
Nozumi Yamago (JPWNT)
Monica Gonzalez (MXWNT)
Jennifer Molina (MXWNT)
Sophia Perez (MXWNT)
Shannon Boxx (USWNT)
Rachel Buelher (USWNT)
Brandi Chastain (USWNT)
Joy Fawcett (USWNT)
Julie Foudy (USWNT)
Tobin Heath (USWNT)
Kristine Lilly (USWNT)
Shannon MacMillan (USWNT)
Heather Mitts (USWNT)
Alex Morgan (USWNT)
Heather O'Reilly (USWNT)
Leslie Osbourne (USWNT)
Megan Rapinoe (USWNT)
Keri Sanchez (USWNT)
Tisha Venturini (USWNT)
Abby Wambach (USWNT)
and the list goes on.