NorCal Premier Announces Calendar Changes for the 2017/18 Season
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb 20, 2017) — The NorCal Premier Soccer Board of Directors has announced changes to the 2017/18 NorCal Premier competition calendar. These changes represent the final phase of the US Soccer mandates that effect playing formats in younger ages and ensure that NorCal Premier competitions are fully in line with the US Soccer mandates.
The changes will mainly effect U8 through U12 competitions (2010-2006 birth years), where we will no longer be able to adjust the formats of competitions in the spring season. This will mean that all NorCal Premier competition formats will remain consistent from August through May of the seasonal year.
In addition, to promote stability of teams throughout the seasonal year (August through May), the NorCal Board of Directors will be instituting a state-wide tryout window starting in 2018. This will mean that all teams that are currently being formed, or are formed prior to the 2017/18 season (August 2017) will not hold tryouts again until May 2018.
Please review the document below, which provides details regarding the 2017/18 NorCal competition season, playing formats, as well as the tryout window.