The USYS Great Lakes Conference is one of 13 Conferences under the US Youth Soccer National League in the Multi-State Tier. The Great Lakes Conference consists of teams primarily from New York West, Pennsylvania West, West Virginia, Ohio North, Ohio South, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Kentucky. The top teams in the Conference will earn advancement to the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. Great Lakes Conference teams also have a pathway to participate in the new National League Showcase Series.