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The National Premier Leagues are leagues throughout the country with the highest level of competition in a given area, offering a platform for long-term player development by providing consistent and meaningful games between the region’s top players. The NPL also provides opportunities for players to be scouted by U.S. Soccer national staff.

About the Texas Pre-Academy League:

The Texas Pre-Academy League, which includes U-15 boys’ age groups for the 2016/17 season, was founded in April 2011 as part of US Club Soccer’s National Premier Leagues.

Nine clubs from the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy are participating in the Texas Pre-Academy League:


  • Dallas Texans (Dallas)
  • FC Dallas (Dallas)
  • Houston Dynamo (Houston)
  • Lonestar SC (Austin)
  • Solar (Dallas)
  • Texas Rush (Houston)
  • Texans SC (Houston)

The Texas Pre-Academy League kicked off in September 2011. Texas Pre-Academy League champions, determined by points at the conclusion of the regular season, will compete at the inaugural NPL Champions Cup in July 2017.

Player Placement/Tryouts/Trials/Evaluation

TEPAL Tryout Information

New players that plan to attend TEPAL tryouts must register in order to participate in tryouts. Please click here to register.

If you have any questions regarding tryouts/evaluations or the TEPAL program please contact Alex Cardenas at

Si tiene alguna pregunta de tryouts/evaluaciones o el programa TEPAL póngase en contacto con Alex Cárdenas en


Texas Rush TEPAL Program Additional Information


Monday 7:45-9:00pm Lents Park

Tuesday – Thursday 6:30-7:45pm Lents Park

Visit the Texas Pre-Academy League

The NPL was created to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape by extending developmental principles espoused by U.S. Soccer into more age groups and clubs, by linking competition with player development and identification platforms, and by providing meaningful weekly competition culminating in the NPL Finals.

NPLs are independent leagues, unified under one national competition platform, and based on a common technical framework designed to improve long-term player development. The NPL provides a platform:

  • focused on long-term player development;
  • for the country’s top soccer clubs, allowing consistent, meaningful high-level games appropriately scheduled with higher training-to-game ratios;
  • that allows players to be scouted and evaluated by U.S. Soccer National Staff and Technical Advisors;
  • that is designed and structured by the clubs, based on the needs of the clubs; and
  • that provides an avenue for qualification for the NPL Finals.