April 11, 2019

Eight U.S. Soccer Development Academy clubs in the northeast region are creating the Northeast Girls Development League starting in the fall 2019. The objective is to provide a 10- month league to enable players in the age groups of U12 & U13 to develop their skills at the highest level.

The Northeast Girls Development League, sanctioned and supported by US Club Soccer, will initially host the U12 & U13 programs in an intrastate competition. The league will maintain Development Academy level of competition and standards.  The following clubs will participate during NEGDL inaugural season:

FC Albertson Fury (NY)
FC Fury (NY)
New York Soccer Club (NY)

Oakwood SC (CT)
Seacoast United (NH)
South Shore Select (MA)

The Northeast Girls Development League was developed to create a competitive league platform for the U12 & U13 age groups that aligns with the US Soccer Development Academy model as well as US Club Soccer’s Players First principles.

“Seacoast United is excited to be part of the GU12 and U13 Northeast Girls Development League. This allows us to give players a clear pathway into the Girls’ Development Academy from an early age to help with their long-term development,” said Chris Scott, Seacoast United Girls’ US Development Academy Director.   

“We are looking forward to working with the seven other like-minded Development Academy clubs, who share common goals, to help offer a development league which will provide our players meaningful competition on a weekly basis, along with integrating them into the game day experience which the Development Academy offers to our teams. “

Players First is a branded, holistic club soccer experience for parents and players which emphasizes the development of each individual to his or her full potential, and helps parents make better choices about where their children should play. Players First is anchored by five pillars:

  • Club Development
  • Coaching Development
  • Player Development
  • Parent Engagement & Education
  • Player Health & Safety

Seacoast United has been a member of the US Soccer Development Academy since its inception in 2007.  The club was awarded DA status for the girls’ program in spring 2018 and is the sole northern New England club to maintain Academy teams for both boys and girls.  Learn more by clicking here.

Seacoast United Sports Club was founded in 1992 with the simple mission to advance the physical and social wellbeing of children and adults through competitive athletics.  With its headquarters based in Hampton, NH, SUSC operates full year teams and developmental programs in soccer, field hockey, baseball, softball, and lacrosse with facilities throughout New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.  Learn more at