XPL

Exclusive Prep League

Step into the Avila Exclusive Prep League (XPL), a groundbreaking soccer league where hybrid characters—part monster, part soccer ball—are just the beginning. In place of traditional referees, highly skilled XPL-certified trainers actively participate in matches, playing alongside each athlete. Their role includes providing real-time commentary and continuous encouragement. The XPL provides a unique blend of competitive gameplay and targeted practice, designed to nurture Soccer IQ in young players.

And, now featuring the KPL (Kicker Garden Prep League) for ages 4-5, which is the junior division of the XPL.

At halftime, the trainers switch teams, ensuring a sense of neutrality and a broader perspective. When coaches actively participate in matches alongside athletes, something magical occurs—they gain firsthand appreciation for the majesty of each player. This experience drives the importance of allocating time immediately after each match for coaches to provide player feedback. With XPL, parents can anticipate receiving performance analytics in various graphical formats via the Avila App within just 10 minutes after each game.

Every team participates in seven of these unique matches, which culminate in a playoff. These games take place on climate-controlled indoor fields with FIFA-certified turf. Parents are encouraged to review the game day etiquette and expectations to ensure that all participants—regardless of team—experience a sense of accomplishment and joy on the field

KPL vsvs XPL

2nd Stage

3rd Stage

Ages 4-5

Ages 6-7

13-minute halves

16-minute halves

Any Game Level score

Game Level must be 9+

Possession style of play

Small-sided 4v4 matches with emphasis on Soccer IQ and teaching players to read the game better

XPL trainers injected into games

One on each team, playing alongside players to offer quick corrections and encouragement

Instant feedback on performance

Parents receive performance feedback 10 minutes after each game, delivered through an app

Indoor soccer fields

Players train in climate-controlled turf fields, away from the elements

League Details

Dates

Sep 14 – Dec 8, 2024
XPL Saturdays
KPL Sundays

Times

Start times at 11a, 11:45a, 12:30p
26-minute matches for KPL
32-minute matches for KPL

Age Brackets

4 – 5 year olds
6 – 7 year olds
5-7 players/team

Cost

$850/team
$100 off through June 23

$150/individual (house team)

To sign up as a team, please text 512.710.6406 to submit a roster and team name.

Get on a House Team

Guaranteed spot when purchased during the June 3–July 23 registration window

KPL (Ages 4-5)

$150

XPL (Ages 6-7)

$150

Enhance League Play with Skills and/or Scrimmage

Perks ending June 23rd

$125 off + Free Winter Camp + Free Winter Shooting Mechanics Clinic

Fall Max Plan Solo + KPL (Ages 4-5)

Weekday Skills Training + Weekend League

$600
$475

$625
$500

$600
$475

$700
$575


Fall Train & Apply Solo + KPL (Ages 4-5)

Weekday Skills Training + Weekday Scrimmage + Weekend League

$700
$575

$725
$600

$700
$575

$800
$675


Fall Max Plan Solo + XPL (Ages 6-7)

Weekday Skills Training + Weekend League

$600
$475

$625
$500

$600
$475

$700
$575


Fall Train & Apply Solo + XPL (Ages 6-7)

Weekday Skills Training + Weekday Scrimmage + Weekend League

$700
$575

$725
$600

$700
$575

$800
$675

League Links

4v4 Small-Sided Games History

Nurturing Dutch concepts to maximize player development, the XPL spawns from a Dutch philosophy that has germinated itself in Spanish soccer, and recently seeding continuous success for one of the greatest English clubs in the world, Manchester City. In 1985, the Royal Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) began formal research into the development of creative players, and found that creativity was nurtured by the game itself—as kids were free to try their own solutions to problems presented.

This realization led them to introduce 4v4 training. This new format, they believed, was the smallest way of playing the game without losing the essentials of soccer. There are always possibilities to play deep, wide or backwards, and players are constantly confronted with true match situations.

The XPL uses a 4v4 format too and builds on these proven foundational concepts by using an indoor field—its four walls and perfect playing surface–force quicker reactions and foster creativity. By injecting the rule that “everyone has to touch the ball before the they can score,” quality of play is improved. What results is an opportunity to develop amid competition, something typical leagues aren’t able to offer.

The first XPL league was played at Lakeway, Texas in the summer of 2010, inspired by the idea that a paradigm shift away from conventional youth soccer leagues has been needed for a long time because the core fundamental challenge of playing great soccer is not the mastery of skill or physical fitness, but the awareness and adjustment of ones spacing.

Make player growth the priority. Be part of our 4v4 player development revolution by joining the new breed of soccer league–Exclusive Prep League.