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Club Membership

For NorCal Membership Information Contact:

Rick Fullerton

[email protected]

NorCal Premier now offers 3 levels of Club Membership. Organizations new to NorCal can apply to become a Super Rec Club or a Member Club. Only Member Clubs in good standing can apply to become an NPL Club.

The levels are outlined here:

NorCal Super Rec Member Club
Our entry-level clubs that traditionally provide internal recreational programming.

Benefits:

  • Teams have access to NorCal’s Super Rec competitions (no individual team wild card promotion)
  • Free or subsidized coaching education
  • Club Development services
  • Commercial benefits through NorCal partners

Minimum Technical Standards:

  • Licensed Referee Assignor
  • Licensed Referees
  • Must have teams in Grassroots competitions
  • Club Coaching Coordinator (NorCal to create profile and R&Rs)

Minimum Operations Standards:

  • Club is a registered business or non-profit in CA
  • Adherence to all NorCal and US Club regulations
  • US Club Soccer sanctioning
  • All teams part of the same legal entity
  • Common club name and logo
  • Practice and play in the same geographic area
  • All players registered under the same US Club account
  • website with basic club info
  • Club contacts listed in GotSport
  • Coaching Coordinator background clearance with US Club
  • Attendance at an annual NorCal Grasrrots regional meeting

NorCal Member Club
Our standard level of membership for the majority of our clubs

Benefits:
Everything for Super Rec Member, plus…

  • Access to all levels of NorCal competition (individual team wild card promotion to NPL)
  • Voting rights (with minimum participation)
  • Ability to recommend players to PDP

Minimum Technical Standards:
Everything for Super Rec Member, plus…

  • All teams report to the same technical leadership (DOC/TD)
  • DOC or TD with a minimum of a D license or equivalent
  • All referees report to the same leadership structure
  • For clubs entering competitive teams in U12 and younger ages only: Minimum of 3 teams in NorCal competitive leagues
  • For clubs entering competitive teams in U13 and older ages: Minimum of 6 teams in NorCal competitive leagues
  • Technical plan and curriculum for all teams

Minimum Operations Standards:
Everything for Super Rec Member, plus…

  • Common and unique club uniform
  • DOC background clearance with US Club Soccer
  • Sufficient quality and access to game and practice fields
  • Attendance at quarterly RAC and bi-annual membership meetings
  • Club bylaws

NorCal NPL Member Club
NorCal’s highest standard of competitive clubs

Benefits:
Everything for NorCal Member, plus…

  • Guaranteed spot at NPL entry level (U14)
  • Automatic acceptance in Pre-NPL (U12-U13)
  • Automatic acceptance in NPL qualification events
  • Reduced NPL fee

Minimum Technical Standards:
Everything for NorCal Member, plus…

  • DOC or TD with a minimum of a B license or equivalent
  • Average of USSF C license for NPL coaches
  • Minimum of 3 teams of a given gender in NPL level of play
  • 5 players in 5 years into 4-year college programs

Minimum Operations Standards:
Everything for NorCal Member, plus…

  • NPL-standard game fields and referees
  • Water, benches, and shade provided for NPL home games
  • Attendance at bi-annual NPL member meetings
  • Must pass more stringent PAD review