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U12-U13 Pre-NPL Application, Timeline and Further Information

NorCal Premier Soccer is excited to announce the Pre-NPL league for U12-U13 boys and girls. The Pre-NPL is intended to bridge the gap between regionally-based leagues in younger age groups, and statewide competition in U14-U19 age groups (NPL and State Premier).

Our aim is to continue to provide the merit-based competition we believe so necessary for an enjoyable soccer environment while attempting to also recognize and reward clubs who invest in the long term development of the players, coaches, and clubs. By providing Pre-NPL in the U12-U13 age groups, we hope to promote parity of competition & maintain a merit-based competition structure where clubs earn places in the top divisions through on-field performance, while also ensuring that we reduce unnecessary travel and maintain the high on & off the field standards expected of clubs/teams in the U14-U19 NPL divisions, as part of a healthy developmental process.

The competition structure & qualification process of the existing NorCal NPL (U14-U19) will not be impacted.

LEAGUE STRUCTURE

U12-U13 PRE-NPL TIMELINE

Total Games 32-34 (20-24 Pre-NPL, 7-9 Cup)

FALL (12 Pre-NPL, 4 State Cup)

Game Date #1 – August 24
Game Date #2 – September 7
State Cup Group 1 Game #1 – September 8
Game Date #3 – September 14
State Cup Group 1 Game #2 – September 22
Game Date #4 – October 5
Game Date #5 – October 12
Game Date #6 – October 19
State Cup Group 1 Game #3 – October 20
Game Date #7 – October 26
Game Date #8 – November 2
Game Date #9 – November 9
Game Date #10 – November 16
Game Date #11 – November 23
State Cup Group 2 Game #1 – December 7
Game Date #12 – December 14

Teams Reseeded based on Fall Competition

SPRING (12 Pre-NPL, 3-5 State Cup)

State Cup Group 2 Game #2 U13B – January 18
State Cup Group 2 Game #3 U13B – January 19
State Cup Group 2 Game #2 and #3 U12B – January 26
Game Date #13 – February 1
State Cup Quarterfinals – February 8
State Cup Semifinals – February 9
State Cup Finals – February 22
Game Date #14 – February 29
Game Date #15 – March 7
Game Date #16 – March 14
Game Date #17 – March 21
Game Date #18 – March 28
Game Date #19 – April 4
Game Date #20 – April 18
Game Date #21 – April 25
Game Date #22 – May 2
Game Date #23 – May 9
Game Date #24 – May 16

DIVISIONS

Fall

Regionalized Divisions (North, South, East, West)

Spring

Pre-NPL 1 Statewide (Top 8 Teams)

Pre-NPL 2 East, NPL 2 West, and NPL 2 South

APPLICATION INFORMATION

NPL clubs receive automatic berth for one team at U12/U13

Pre-NPL clubs accepted in the U12/U13 age group

U12-U13 Pre-NPL Application

Cost: $600

Application Deadline: June 20th