For over 28 years, Players Soccer Club has been a pioneer in Nevada for the growth of soccer. Following a great success in youth level, the club joined the Women’s Premier Soccer League in 2005 to mainly provide a venue for the club alumni returning home after collegiate season. The league also provided an unparalleled experience for players in the club to train and play with collegiate and professional players during the summer season.
After a few years of absence in the league, the Players women’s team will again suit up for the 2017 WPSL season in June. The games will provide a great opportunity to bring a high level of competition to the local youth soccer community.
The Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is a national women’s soccer league in the United States and Puerto Rico, and is on the 2nd level of women’s soccer in the United States soccer pyramid, below National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and roughly equal with United Women’s Soccer (UWS).
There are both professional/senior teams and amateur teams in the WPSL. An organization has to choose to be one or the other due to NCAA regulations, since collegiate players cannot play on pro teams.
The WPSL started as the Western Division of the W-League, before breaking away to form its own league in 1997. The league is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).