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U11-U19 League Overview

The NorCal Youth Premier League includes regionally based leagues for Premier, Gold, Silver and Bronze level teams.

(Region 3/4 U11-U13 Bronze level teams, please register for your regional league)

The Youth Premier League also includes the U14-U19 State Premier division which mirrors the NPL timeline. The winner of the State Premier Championship division in the Spring will automatically qualify for the 2019-20 NorCal NPL.

Cost:

U14-U19 State Premier: $500 (includes Fall and Spring)

U11-U19 Gold-Copper: $150 (Fall)/ $350 (Spring)

U11-U19 Nickel (Rec): $100

 

AGE GROUP MATRIX – Use the birth date of your OLDEST player to determine age group

U11 U12 U13 U14-U16 U17-U19
* Field  Size (yds) 70/80 L

45/55 W

70/80 L

45/55 W

100/120 L

50/80 W

100/120 L

50/80 W

100/120 L

55/80 W

**Number  of Referees 1 1 3 3 3
Number  of Players 9v9 9v9 11v11 11v11 11v11
Minimum # of Players 6 6 7 7 7
Goalkeeper Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Playing Time 2×30 2×30 2×35 2×40 2×45
Ball Size 4 4 5 5 5
Goal Mouth Size  (feet) 6.5×18.5 – 7×21 6.5×18.5 – 7×21 8×24 8×24 8×24
Offside Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Substitutions Any Stoppage Any Stoppage Any Stoppage Any Stoppage Any Stoppage
Fouls (type of kick) Indirect / Direct Free Kicks Indirect / Direct Free Kicks Indirect / Direct Free Kicks Indirect / Direct Free Kicks Indirect / Direct Free Kicks
Free Kick clearance 8 yd 8 yd 10 yd 10 yd 10 yd
Throw-in Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal
Penalty  Kicks Yes (mark at 10 yds) Yes (mark at 10 yds) Yes (mark at 12 yds) Yes (mark at 12 yds) Yes (mark at 12 yds)
Penalty Area (yds) 14×36 14×36 18 x 44 18 x 44 18 x 44
Goal Area (yards) 5×16 5×16 6 x 20 6 x 20 6 x 20
Heading None per Laws/Rules per Laws/Rules per Laws/Rules per Laws/Rules
Build-Out

Line

None None None None None

**Recommended minimum number of referees

*Use of cones for lines allowed