Fall 2022 & Spring 2023
Recruiting top players for
U13 - U18 Elite Teams
to compete in the
One of only 64 Clubs chosen in the United States.
A new chapter for Tigres FC starts now !
WE ARE LOOKING
for driven players with a strong desire to improve their technical and tactical skills.
We want players with passion for the game !
THIS PROGRAM IS EXCLUSIVE FOR TALENTED PLAYERS.
Unparalleled experience with incredible exposure to college and Pro Cubs Scouters.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Elite 64?
Frequently Asked Questions
Elite 64 is US Youth Soccer National League’s ‘Elite Performance Tier,’ which is the pinnacle of soccer in the United States, providing a never-before-seen experience that enhances a player’s recruitment into the college and professional game.
Q: Who makes up the Elite 64?
As the name suggests, Elite 64 is made up of top 64 boys clubs and top 64 girls clubs in the United States, all striving to be the best by competing with the best.
Q: What is the competition structure of Elite 64
The 64 clubs are geographically grouped into 8 groups of 8, playing a home/away double round-robin of 14 league games over the course of a 10-month season. In addition to the league games, Elite 64 teams have the option of competing in specific Elite 64 Showcases. Every Elite 64 team competes in an end-of-season Showcase and National Finals event.
Q: Who manages Elite 64?
Elite 64 is managed by US Youth Soccer’s professional and experienced National League staff. US Youth Soccer will be the sole point of contact for all Elite 64 administration.
Q: What makes Elite 64 different?
Elite 64 is governed and operated by the largest youth sports organization in the world, providing an incredibly safe, stable, and ideal environment for players and clubs to compete. Through the influence and resources of US Youth Soccer and its technology and data partners (StatSports and ProScore), every Elite 64 player has access to state-of-the- art data tracking and analytics, thereby building a player profile that will be provided to college and professional scouts (domestic and international). Elite 64 is building player and recruitment pathways never before seen in the youth soccer landscape of the United States.
Q: What clubs are eligible to apply for Elite 64?
Any youth club in the United States can apply to compete in Elite 64. The club must have the reputation and proven track record of developing elite players. Additionally, applicants must have the club infrastructure to support the ideal training and game day environment for players.
Q: What type of commitment is required from a club looking to apply for Elite 64?
Participation in Elite 64 comes with a 3-year commitment by each club to field a team in each age group (13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U and 18/19U) of Elite 64. Additionally, clubs are required to record every Elite 64 game so that player data can be tracked and analyzed by our technology partners.
Q: How many National Showcase opportunities will Elite 64 provide?
Elite 64 clubs have access to three National Showcases, which will be hosted alongside the National League P.R.O. events. Two of these Showcases, plus an Elite 64 National Finals event.
Q: Will Elite 64 have its own championship or end-of-season event?
Yes, Elite 64 will have its own championship event (National Finals) at the end of the Elite 64 season. Each team will be placed into either a Finals bracket or Showcase bracket based on their final position within their Elite 64 play group.
Q: Will the Elite 64 champion qualify for any other competition?
The Elite 64 champion in each gender in the 14U-17U age groups qualify to compete in the USYS Champions Cup in August. The Champions Cup is a USYS international event.
Q: Do Elite 64 teams have to compete in State Cup?
Elite 64 teams are not required to compete in State Cup, however, that is an optional pathway for Elite 64 clubs that have teams who want to play in the USYS National Championship Series (i.e. State Cup, Regionals, or Nationals).
Q: Does Elite 64 have any connection to the USYS National Championship Series?
There is no connection between Elite 64 and the USYS National Championship Series. These programs are separate competition verticals within USYS, but clubs or teams are welcome to compete in both.
by Javier Saavedra