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2019-20 NorCal NPL Qualification Procedure

05-02/01 NPL Qualification Pathways

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

2018-19 NPL Auto-Qualifiers

In the 05-02/01 age group the majority of the teams will qualify based on their 2017-18 NPL results. Click on the link below for an NPL division by division breakdown on where NPL teams need place to auto-qualify for 2019-20.

2018-19 NPL Teams Auto-Qualifying Information

2018-19 State Premier Championship Division Winner

The winner of the 2018-19 Spring State Premier Championship division also earns an automatic spot in the 2018-19 NorCal NPL. In addition, the 2nd-4th place teams from the State Premier Championship earn an automatic spot in the 2018-19 NPL Qualification Event.

2019 NPL Qualification Event

The final chance for teams to qualify or re-qualify for the 2019-20 NorCal NPL will be via the NPL Qualification Event played over the June 22-23 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-4th place State Premier Championship teams, and 2018-19 NPL relegated teams are all automatically accepted into the Qualification League. In addition, in some age groups, additional spots may be available and will be chosen by NorCal based on past history in NorCal and other top competitions.

2019 NPL Qualification Event Application

06 NPL Qualification Pathways

There are three possible pathways for teams to earn spots in the 06 2019-20 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 and administration.

2019-20 Wild Cards

Wild Cards are invited for the U14 NPL division if they have finished in the top 4 in NorCal State Cup (highest division) or finished in the top 2 of the Cross-Regional Playoffs and have a coach with a minimum of a USSF “C” license (or equivalent).

2019 NPL Qualification Event

The final chance for teams to qualify for the 2019-20 NorCal NPL will be via the NPL Qualification Event played over the June 22-23 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 qualified for the Cross Regional Playoffs or via State Cup placement (final 8 of State Cup and Premier 1 Cup winner). Some additional teams may also be accepted if space permits.

2019 NPL Qualification Event Application