2021 NorCal Fall Season Preview
After a long time away, NorCal Premier Soccer’s regular competition schedule is finally back with some leagues kicking off this weekend and State Cup not far from returning either.
NorCal’s National Premier League enters its landmark 10th season and comes back alongside the our signature youth premier leagues and regional leagues this weekend. Meanwhile, the final weekend of August will see the first State Cup games since 2019 played.
All in all it looks to be an exciting fall for the thousands of youth players participating in the beautiful game in Northern California.
Schedules and Results
The NorCal NPL makes its return this weekend as the 10th season of the top statewide division for youth soccer in Northern California. This year’s edition promises to be better than ever as more competition, new national partnerships, additional showcasing opportunities, and a few format changes are in the cards for the betterment of the game locally.
In addition to the NorCal NPL in the U14-U19 age groups the Pre-NPL is also back for top performing U12-U13 teams.
U11-U19 NorCal Premier Fall League
The U11-U19 Fall League return for the first time since 2019, with teams participating in seasonal divisions at the Premier, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper levels. The Fall League also includes the U14-U19 State Premier division, which is a year round competition with teams working to qualify for the State Premier Championship division, who’s winner qualify for the NPL in 2022-23.
U8-U10 NorCal Premier Regional Leagues
The Regional Leagues consist of region based Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper divisions in the U8-U10 age groups.
U9-U19 NorCal State Cup
The 2021-22 addition of the State Cup will see over 3,000 teams from 200 clubs and close to 50,000 players participate. Along with crowning a NorCal State Champion for 2021-22, this year’s State Champion and Finalist (top division) will also qualify for the first-ever California State Championships where they will meet the top two finishers from the SoCal State Cup.
U14-U19 Super Rec League
NorCal Premier Soccer is excited for the start of our newest event, the NorCal Super Rec League. NorCal has long believed all levels of soccer must be healthy and vibrant for the entire soccer pyramid to thrive. The competition currently consists of U14, U16 and U19 recreational divisions in Region 3/4 and Region 6.
With a return to regular play comes the return of our popular NorCal Goal of the Month Competition. Each month, we’ll compile the best goals from those who submit strikes from NorCal competitions on social media using the hashtag #NorCalGotM. The public will then vote and the winner will receive a prize from our sponsors. For more information about #NorCalGotM, click here.
As we enter our first “normal” league play since the pandemic began, we are reminded of the importance of sport in society – especially for children.
This fall, our hope is for every field to be filled with the joy of children playing soccer, competing intensely but respectfully with coaches, referees, parents, and club members providing positive examples with their participation – for our young players’ sake.
This fall, our goal is for every coach, referee, parent, and club member to recognize the importance of soccer in our lives and to find the necessary goodwill and sporting friendship toward each other – for our young players’ sake.
This fall, our expectation is for every player, coach, referee, parent, and club member to be treated with dignity and respect, as a valued member of the soccer community – for everyone’s sake.
May we be the example for all kids.
Football is back and we are thankful…