CALIFORNIA REGIONAL LEAGUE
2014-2015 SEASON INFORMATION
The California Regional League's (CRL) mission is to provide the highest standard of competitive play for youth teams that are members of US Youth Soccer Region IV (Cal North and Cal South) and to assure the continued growth and development of elite level players. The CRL offers quality league competition in your area. In addition, teams vie for the chance to earn spots into the Region IV Far West Regionals and US Youth Soccer National League as part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.
LEVEL OF COMMITMENT EXPECTED BY CRL TEAMS
Any team looking to participate in the CRL must understand the level of commitment it takes to participate in a League that stretches across the State of California. Team success, with special emphasis on National Cup, Regional competition, and Local League results, helps determine qualification for participation in the CRL. Teams will be competing against the best US Youth Soccer affiliated teams from across the State.
CRL rules allow teams to use up to 22 players during the course of a season. Teams may use up to five (5) League of Registration guests per game. There should be no reason why a team cannot field a team to play in a scheduled match as teams have the ability to use 22 players plus 5 guests during a season. Teams that do not fulfill their commitment to play CRL games are subject to discipline.
ENTRY FEE INFORMATION
- U12-U14 & U18: $300
- U15-U17: $850
SELECTION AND PLACEMENT
The California Regional League is a select League limited in numbers – acceptance is dependent on prior record and on the level of the other applicants. The CRL selection committee’s decision to accept or decline a team for the CRL may be appealed within 2 days after preliminary acceptances/rejections.
Approval process for the CRL: The CRL Commission will make a recommendation to the CRL Commissioner for the final selection and placement of all teams. Accepted teams shall be notified via website posting or an e-mail regarding their acceptance. The list of teams accepted into the CRL for the 2014 Season is expected to be posted on our website on or around July 8, 2014(this date may change-check CRL website for updates).
COMMUNICATION FROM WITHIN CRL
E-mail is the primary means of communication within the CRL. It is the responsibility of each team to ensure that accurate contact information is on file with the CRL.
The three-man system shall be used for all games. Team will be responsible for referee fees for CRL league play.
Teams may utilize 5 guest players from within the team’s Registration League during the course of a season year in accordance with Team Roster and Team Club Pass Player Roster rules.
Maximum 22-player Team Roster (except for U12 which is 18-player Team Roster).
All competitions in every age group shall be round robin in nature. There may be end of season playoffs to determine Regional Wild Cards or teams that earn league retention. Based on the number of teams placed into age divisions, teams may play up to a total of 11 CRL games during the course of the Season. Please be aware of the number of games that teams will be required to play. CRL teams are required to fulfill their commitment by playing out their entire CRL schedule of games. The CRL Commission shall determine the penalty for failure to fulfill a team's schedule.
LOCATION OF GAMES
The games will be played on the home team’s fields. Hosts are responsible for providing quality fields and referee crews.
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