NJ Wildcats announce they are set to join the WPSL for the 2016 season!
Long Branch, NJ (November 7, 2015) - The NJ Wildcats announce today that they are set to join the WPSL for the 2016 season!
"We are so excited for the WPSL we can't wait for the 2015 season to begin!" remarked Kevin McDermott, NJ Wildcats President.
"The WPSL is the Premier Soccer League in the USA for women and we couldn't be happier to be a part of it!" commented Jim Thoresen, NJ Wildcats Owner.
"The NJ Wildcats are one of the top women's programs in the nation, we couldn't be happier having them be a part of our Womens Premier Soccer League!" remarked Jerry Zanelli, WPSL President.
⊗ ABOUT THE WPSL ABOUT THE WPSL ⊗
The Women's Premier Soccer League is an independent highly competitive national league whose main focus is on the development of highly competitive premier women's soccer teams. We have over 70 teams participating from all over the United States.
The WPSL also makes every effort to bring quality soccer to all levels of the community and to promote the stature of female athletes as role models for our youth. Through the years, our league has had many national open and amateur cup victories.
The WPSL was formed in 1998. It is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), who is an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the ruling body of soccer in the United States and FIFA the world's ruling body for soccer.
The WPSL is unique in that teams are involved in discussions pertaining to issues regarding the league. Anyone can access information about our league such as: current teams, rosters, statistics, schedules, results, constitution and by-laws, forms, meeting minutes and the latest league news on our website.
Our league expects new teams to conform to our minimum standards. We expect every team to achieve all WPSL standards. Standards that we stress include: a good playing surface, water for players provided by the home team, ice and a trainer at all games, professional conduct and adherence to the league constitution and by-laws.
The WPSL season runs from May 1st to August 1st. There is a league championship tournament that is held the last weekend of July. The location of which is determined each year and is alternated to different parts of the country each year. Teams can expect to play 10-16 games during the season.
You have a chance to participate in an exciting, growing league whose focus is strictly upon the development and promotion of WOMEN soccer players. We have a foundation of committed and well-regarded teams located throughout the nation. You can make it happen!!
The WPSL mission statement:
Promotion and development of independent women's soccer at the highest level.
Provide a playing opportunity for the elite women soccer players to play at the highest level.
All are dedicated to the success of the league as a whole as well as to their own success, recognizing that they cannot long succeed individually without the league succeeding.
Make every effort to bring quality soccer to all levels of the community and to youth programs.
Promotion of stature of female athlete as role models for the youth.
The great variety of highly skilled players is what makes the WPSL truly successful. WPSL teams roster college, post-college, foreign players and talented high school players every year. Many college programs encourage their players to play in our summer league because they believe it helps them prepare for the upcoming season. These players gain tremendous experience playing alongside other dedicated, competitive players, some of whom are former professional soccer players and others whom are aspiring to become professionals on or off the field.
We give post-college players a place to play at a very high competitive level while they are starting their careers.
Over the years, hundreds of players have spent their summer breaks playing on WPSL teams. Most come from highly regarded collegiate programs such as: Santa Clara, Portland, Notre Dame, North Carolina, UCLA, UC Berkeley, UCONN, Penn State, Princeton, Harvard, CSU, UMASS, USF, UOP, BYU, San Jose State, Stanford, San Diego State, Arizona State, Texas A&M, Denver University, UC Davis, U of New Hampshire, St. Mary's, Boston University, Nebraska, USC, Long Beach State, BYU, North Carolina State, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Boston College, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Pepperdine, Yale, and many more.
Collegiate programs have utilized our league to improve their player's development and sustain their fitness over the summer months. Highly competitive youth clubs have also used our league to expose their players to teams that carry players from every level - national, collegiate, post-collegiate and youth - and they then carry the experience they've gained, individually and as a team, into their local league competition in the fall and spring.