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2020-21 NorCal NPL Qualification Procedure

06-02/03 NPL Qualification Pathways

There are three possible pathways for teams to earn spots in the 05-02/01 2018-19 NPL competition.

2019-20 NPL Auto-Qualifiers

In the 06-02/03 age group the majority of the teams will qualify based on their 2019-20 NPL results. Click on the link below for an NPL division by division breakdown on where NPL teams need place to auto-qualify for 2020-21.

2019-20 NPL Teams Auto-Qualifying Information

2019-20 State Premier Championship Division Winner

The winner of the 2019-20 Spring State Premier Championship division also earns an automatic spot in the 2020-21 NorCal NPL. In addition, the 2nd and 3rd place teams from the State Premier Championship earn an automatic spot in the 2020 NPL Qualification Event.

2020 NPL Qualification Event

The final chance for teams to qualify or re-qualify for the 2020-21 NorCal NPL will be via the NPL Qualification Event played over the June 20-21 weekend at the Davis Legacy Soccer Complex. The number of spots available in each age group will be determined in late May. NPL clubs (non-NPL teams), 2nd and 3rd place State Premier Championship teams, and 2019-20 NPL relegated teams are all automatically accepted into the Qualification League.

06 NPL Qualification Pathways

There are three possible pathways for teams to earn spots in the 07 2020-21 NPL competition.

NPL Auto-Qualifiers

NPL Clubs each have an automatic spot in the U14 NPL age group. NPL clubs are awarded based on history of team success, technical/coaching standards, college/professional player production, administration and sportsmanship.

2020-21 Wild Cards

Wild Cards are invited for the U14 NPL division if they have finished in the top 2 in NorCal State Cup (highest division) or finished in the top 4 of the Pre-NPL Champions League and have a coach with a minimum of a USSF “C” license (or equivalent) or can show enrollment in a course.

2020 NPL Qualification Event

The final chance for teams to qualify for the 2020-21 NorCal NPL will be via the NPL Qualification Event played over the June 20-21 weekend at the Davis Legacy Soccer Complex. The number of spots available in each age group will be determined in late May. NPL clubs looking to qualify a second team in an age group will be accepted along with other high level Wild Card club teams that finished 5-10 in the Pre-NPL Champions League, finished in the top 50% of a Pre-NPL 1 spring division or via State Cup placement by finishing as a State Cup Quarterfinalist (top division) or are the Premier 1 Cup winner (second division).