Welcome to the National Trial League

We are pleased to announce that the field is set for the 2021 NTL season.

The National Trial league (NTL) is a new trial competition format that will provide multiple chances for students to hone their trial skills in a competitive, fast paced, online setting throughout the academic semester and creates opportunities for schools to compete outside the traditional weekend tournament structure.

NTL features trial teams competing against each other in a season format that resembles a traditional sports league. The season will start on Aug. 31, 2021.

We hope this format provides multiple chances for students to hone their trial skills in a competitive setting throughout the academic year and creates opportunities for schools to compete outside of the traditional weekend tournament structure.

Due to the number of applications received, especially from nationally recognized trial advocacy programs, NTL will feature 12 teams divided into two conferences of six teams each. Each team is guaranteed seven rounds of competition during the season.

Based on the overall win/loss record, the top two teams from each conference will advance to the playoffs (like a typical sports league).