wnpl standards for placement


  • Clubs must have at least four teams to qualify for participation in the WNPL.
  • Club DOC most hold a minimum United Soccer Coaches National Diploma or USSF C license.
  • Club DOC must ultimately hold either a USSF B license or a USC Advanced National diploma.
  • DOC must submit plan to attain the USSF B or Advanced National license within a reasonable amount of time.
  • Club must submit a club-wide player development curriculum to the league office for approval - ninety days from admittance to the WNPL.
  • Club official must complete the United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching diploma course. 
  • WNPL Coaches (Prem 1& 2) must hold a minimum National Diploma, or can hold a USSF D License initially. But coaches must submit plan to league office that shows how they will attain National Diploma within one  year.
  • All PSPL coaches below NPL divisions are required to hold minium soccer coaching diplomas or licenses certified by United Soccer Coaches or US Soccer Federation criteria. 
  • WNPL clubs must provide highest quality field when hosting their home matches. 
  • WNPL clubs must supply a top three-person referee crew when hosting their home matches. 
  • All WNPL clubs must use Ridgestar Referee scheduling and reporting system. 
  • By joining the WNPL league, clubs agree to league audit to ensure club is compliant or making good-faith effort to comply with WNPL standards