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FC 1974 Accepts SCNL Invitation

By Zovistoski, 02/03/21, 2:00PM CST


We have recently accepted an invitation to join a newly forming national league platform . The league will include one team per age group from U13-U18 and we will compete against other nationally recognized clubs. The girls will begin this spring with informal competitions with league play beginning in the 2021-2022 season. The boys side will follow soon after with a date to be determined.

  From a club standpoint, our efforts will always be centered around a strong desire to continuously improve. While the shutdowns driven by COVID have been a challenge, it provided us with some extra time to reflect and assess what we have accomplished and where we want to go next.

As we look forward, there are three areas that we want to continue to prioritize.  

  • Continue to root ourselves in a balanced and curriculum based approach to player development 
  • Ensure the highest available quality and consistent competition across our program
  • Elevate college coach exposure and enhance the pathway to college soccer opportunities  

This new opportunity will help us better address each of these priorities in a deliberate and thoughtful way. Please know that the number of travel weekends, travel cadence, and costs were all factors that were scrutinized and treated with great consideration.   

What's Not Changing:

  • Number of travel weekends in 2021 will not be changing dramatically compared to your original season plans. There will be some shifts in travel dates and likely one additional travel weekend 
  • Club fees for the 2020-2021 will not change and there will not be major increases for the 2021-2022 season
  • All teams will continue to play in the current USYS Leagues, Regional, IL State Cup, etc. 
  • Players will be able to continue playing high school soccer without conflicts

Select Clubs National League Press Release


We are delighted for the opportunity to participate in the Select Clubs National League. This is a fantastic setting for our players to gain high level exposure playing against some of the best clubs in the country, and at the same time, allowing our teams to continue to play in our state and regional competitions.  The schedule of this platform makes a tremendous amount sense and we are certainly looking forward to it. Additionally, we are confident that the philosophy of the league fits that of our own club.  We look forward for this fantastic opportunity for our club and players.