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About Club Champions

The Club Champions is the first club-to-club youth soccer league in the United States.  Our mission is to help clubs develop from within by providing competitive league play, top events and showcases, international travel, camps, coaching education, and gold-standard strategic partnerships, helping players, families, coaches, and clubs save money.  The CCL is based on the philosophy that the player is a member of the club as well as a member of the team and that successful clubs develop players and teams from within.

The 501-c-3 organization was founded on a simple concept that includes four main features:

Superior Competition
A Model for Player Development
Helping Clubs Save Money and
A Governing Board made up of Professional Soccer Professionals

The Club Champions offers a holistic club-based and team-based development model with a primary focus on the development of top youth soccer players while offering a level of play for all players ages eight to over twenty-three.  As the first youth soccer league to implement the club versus club model in 1997, Club Champions is a leader in the youth soccer landscape.  

The club-to-club matchday offers a unified league schedule where all teams from one club, host or travel to another club, boys and girls, and play all matches at one location.  The matchday schedules are strategically managed to offer Technical Directors/Directors of Coaching (TD’s and DOC’s) and Full-Time Club Coaching Staff the opportunity to oversee, evaluate, assess, collaborate, and participate with many, if not all, of their club’s teams and players on a matchday.  Most importantly, TD’s/DOC’s are able to de-conflict double coaches (coaches who coach more than one team), so that every player is intimately connected to their Head Coach for each match.  The club versus club matchday presents a club-based, community feel and offers great flexibility for families with multiple players and the opportunity to carpool.  Club Champions have over 25 years of experience presenting club versus club matchdays.

BOARD:  The Club Champions Board is made up of industry professionals.  The Board holds multiple meetings annually to manage and measure its strategic imperatives and discuss competition structures and strategic partnerships while also receiving important reports from the full-time staff.  Every decision made by the full-time staff is supported by the Board and has the best interests of players, coaches, teams, and club development in mind.  

FULL-TIME STAFF:  The league consists of (3) three full-time staff members; the Executive to oversee and manage the day-to-day operations, full-time staff, and strategic imperatives of the league; the Technical Advisor to oversee club relationships and matchday compliance; the Administrative Director to oversee league schedules, communications, marketing, and social media. The full-time staff are entrepreneurs and former TDs/DOCs of top youth soccer clubs, hold US Soccer National ‘A’ Licenses and United Soccer Coaches 'Premier' Diplomas.  They have successfully started and managed businesses and have over 75 years of combined youth soccer experience.  

HISTORY:  Founded in 1997, the league operated under the Virginia Club Champions League name until 2012.  To best reflect the future growth and evolution of the league, the Board agreed to re-brand in 2013 to the Club Champions League while expanding to Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.  A complete league club development structure was then put in place with NextGen 8-10s, Super League 11-12s, DMV Premier League 13-19s, Premier League East 8-19s, Premier League West 11-19s, and PRO23 (U23 amateur program).  Within the youth structure of the organization, there are multiple tiers of play so Club Directors can match the team's ability.  Club Champions also offers top-class events for Boys & Girls ages 8-23+.  See the Competition/Division/Event structures below.  In 2023, the Board agreed to re-brand again to Club Champions to reflect best its mission of helping clubs develop from within.  


Amatuer Summer League
Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, West Virginia
Ages 16-23+, Men and Women, Team v Team Format, Geographically close matches

USYS National League South Atlantic Conference managed by EDP
South Atlantic Region, Ages U13-U19, Boys and Girls
Club v Club, Team v Team, and Club v Team Formats

USYS League Championship
Mid-Atlantic Region
Club Champions, Ages U13-U19, Boys and Girls
An Additional Qualifying Spot to the USYS Eastern Regional Championships

The Pinnacle - Final Four
Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, West Virginia
Club Champions, Ages U11-U19, Boys and Girls
An End of the Season Final Four versus DMV Premier League, DMV Super League, Premier League East, and Premier League West
A Final Four is played in the Fall U11-U19s, and then in the Spring U11-U15s

DMV Premier League
Northern Virginia, Maryland, D.C., and West Virginia Regions
Ages U13-U19, Boys and Girls, Team v Team Format

DMV Super League
Northern Virginia, Maryland, D.C., and West Virginia Regions
Ages U11-U12, Boys and Girls, Team v Team Format

DMV NextGen
Northern Virginia, Maryland, D.C., and West Virginia Regions
U8-U10, Boys and Girls, Team v Team Format

Premier League East
Central, East, and Southeast Regions
Ages U9-U19, Boys and Girls, Team v Team Format

Premier League West
Central, West, and Southwest Regions
U11-U19, Boys and Girls, Team v Team Format

Summer League
Youth Summer League
Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, West Virginia
Ages U8-U19, Boys and Girls, Team v Team Format, Geographically close matches


Kwik Goal Jamborees
U8-U12, Boys and Girls
Events throughout year in geographically based areas around the Commonwealth of Virginia

Commonwealth Clash
U9-U19, Boys and Girls
August annually, Richmond, Virginia

Adidas College Showcase
U15-U19, Boys and Girls
December annually, Richmond, Virginia

USYS EDP Club Champions College Showcase (collaboration)
U15-U19, Boys and Girls
January (Girls), February (Boys) annually, Richmond, Virginia

The Adidas National Cup
U11-U19, Boys and Girls
February (President's Day weekend) annually, Richmond, Virginia College Combine
U15-U19, Boys and Girls, 8th graders to undeclared Seniors
July annually, Richmond, Virginia

United Program - International Travel
U13-U18, Boys and Girls
July annually, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland


CHAMPIONS: Age Group winners are annually declared at the end of each season [Fall and Spring] for team-based leagues. Standings are determined by weekly competition for U11-U19s: three points for a win, one point for a tie, and zero points for a loss. 

Unique to the club-to-club division and keeping to the importance of club and community, each team U11-U19 secures “Championship Points” for their club based on age group placement.  “Championship Points” determines the Overall Club, Boys, and Girls Champion.  The Overall Club Champion trophy stays with the Champion at their Club Office until the next seasonal year's Overall Champion is determined.  NextGen U8-U10s are purely developmental, with no standings kept or “Championship Points” accumulated.  

UNITED TEAMS:  The Preeminent International All-Star Teams in the Region!  In September 2015, UNITED Boys and Girls (formerly known as Select) were invited to compete in the coveted Gothia Cup Tipselit Trophy (link) played in Sweden in July 2016.  The UNITED Boys became the first US-based youth boys soccer team to be invited to play for the Tipselit Trophy.  United teams are now represented at U17, U15, and U13 Boys and Girls.  The U15 teams travel to the Vildebjerg Cup, and the U13 teams travel to the Rey Cup in Iceland.  Club Champions have created a professional youth soccer immersion experience where players are scouted, attend tryouts, and ultimately selected to a final roster.  Teams typically train two-to-three times prior to their departure.  United team delegations include 17 or 18 Players, Head Coach, Associate Head Coach, Certified Athletic Trainer, and additional Club Champions' full-time staff. 

NATIONAL CLUBS ALLIANCE (NCA) (click here):  Club Champions is a member of the NCA and with its membership is able to receive strategic partnerships through Adidas,, Kwik Goal, United Soccer Coaches, NBC SportsEngine, NCSA, Trace, Travel & Play, 288 Travel,, BallerTV, and more.  With these strategic partnerships comes the ability to provide exceptional opportunities to teams and clubs that participate in our events, International travel, and leagues.

The CCL is also affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation, United States Youth Soccer Association,  US Club Soccer, Virginia Youth Soccer Association, Maryland State Youth Soccer Association, EDP, and Metro DC-Virginia Soccer Association.