2016-17 NorCal NPL Format Announced
This year’s NorCal NPL season format has been slightly modified due to the high school soccer season now aligning throughout Northern California.
In the Fall, teams are placed in NPL 1 and NPL 2 divisions which are further separated by geography. Based on NPL Fall League performance, teams qualify for Champions League, NPL 1, NPL 2, or NPL 3 for the Spring season. The winner of each age groups Champions League division in the Spring will be the 2016-17 NorCal NPL Champions and qualify for the 2017 NPL National Finals. U14-U17 teams in the Champions League, NPL 1, and NPL 2 will auto-qualify for the 2017-18 NorCal NPL. The NPL 3 will consist of auto-qualifier spots for the 2017-18 NorCal NPL, an NPL/State Premier playoff spot, and a relegation zone. Each age group is slightly different in how you qualify and are outlined in the files below.