Chesterfield, VA (Thursday November 1st, 2012) - The National Premier Soccer League, or NPSL is a USSF Sanctioned league and considered the 4th Division of professional soccer here in the United States. It is similar to the PDL where youth and college players are able to fill roster spots without affecting a player’s amateur status.
“We wanted to provide an avenue for the club to continue to serve players in our club and surrounding areas by providing opportunities for current players, alum, and others to play at a high level over the summer without losing their amateur status. The staff here at Chesterfield United has worked really hard to make this a success so far, and when the first season is over, we can look back on it and say that we put together something special.”-Pat McStay, Technical Director
The NPSL (www.npslsoccer.info) season will run from May through July. Chesterfield United will play in the South Region with at least two other teams from Richmond and one team from Myrtle Beach. The NPSL team will play out of the Ft. Lee area and the schedule will be finalized in early March. Chesterfield United also has plans to field an NPSL Reserve team and women’s team this summer. More details will be available on their website in the next few months. (www.chesterfieldunited.com)
Matt Lacey, NPSL Team’s Co-General Manager will also be featured on the field and is looking forward to getting back to playing at a high level. “We have worked very hard to create this NPSL team and we look forward to seeing the benefits it provides for our membership. The clubs players will now have a new goal to play for the NPSL team as they continue their growth through our player development pyramid. It will also have a great impact on the local community as it will provide Chesterfield and beyond a local sports team to take pride in and get behind. We are all very proud of the fact that we have been able to make this happen and I am personally looking forward to having the privilege of representing Chesterfield United at the next level.”
Sponsors and partners have played a big part in making this new team a reality. Our biggest and most exciting sponsor, Colonial Orthopaedics, signed on to be a 5 year sponsor of the club and team. Chesterfield United also wanted to thank Primrose School, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Jersey Mike’s, First Command Financial Services, and Insulation Specialties Inc. for also becoming sponsors of the club and team recently.
Every child playing under the Chesterfield United banner will be allowed free entry into games just by wearing their Chesterfield United jersey. Parents can purchase season tickets at the United FC Office for $20 or online at www.chesterfieldunited.com for $25! The first 200 season tickets purchased will come with a FREE Chesterfield United NPSL Supporters shirt!
Joe Farrell will take the reigns as the team’s head coach and has high hopes for what will be a special first year. “I am tremendously excited about the upcoming NPSL season. This is a huge step for our club as It shows that we have not only drive and ambition but the quality of staff to achieve something great. My hope is that our NPSL team will be extremely competitive with some outstanding talent on show. I expect us to do well and compete with all the teams in our division.”
Chesterfield United plans on having clinics and camps in the Ft. Lee area over the summer. Dale Parker, the club’s Director of Youth Programs plans to expand his reach into the Colonial Heights/Ft. Lee area this summer. “I am very excited to be able to reach out to the Ft Lee area and provide camps and clinics for the local players. Hopefully these camps will generate more interest in the game and the NPSL team and inspire future generations of soccer players!"
For more information about tryouts, player selection, Chesterfield United’s NPSL team, NPSL Reserves and Women, please email our Director of Operations, Matt Beale, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the NPSL site on our homepage. Thank you!