Q: What the New York Club Soccer League (NYCSL)?
NY Club Soccer League (NYCSL) founded in 2009, is fully sanctioned by US Club, a member of the United States Soccer Federation. NYCSL provides opportunities for soccer players with advanced skills to compete with and against others with similar skills and desires. The primary focus of the league is developing the child as a person first and a player second.
NYCSL currently offers 3 leagues, the National Premier League (NPL), NYCSL Regional Premier League and NYCSL Travel League, as well as the NY Cup. All games in NYCSL and the NY Cup employs a 3-person referee system.
Q: What is the NYCSL NPL division?
The National Premier Leagues (NPL) Division is the top tier of the New York Club Soccer League. The New York Club Soccer League-NPL Division is one of 12 leagues across the United States that are part of the NPL, which has been created to provide a national developmental platform with the highest level of competition in given geographic areas, and to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape based upon fundamental principles in US Club Soccer’s 10-year vision. The NPL League serves as the "Primary League" for all Members.
Q: How can I become a member of the NPL?
For a Club to become a member of the NYCSL NPL, they must field teams in each one of the age groups (U12-U16 & U18) in the NYCSL Regional League to demonstrate their competitive level of play. For consideration into NYCSL NPL membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: What is the NYCSL Regional Premier League (RPL)?
NYCSL, under the sanctioning of US Club Soccer, will offer a highly competitive regional based league for U11-U14 teams in the Fall and U11-U18 teams in the Spring season. The League will be comprised of teams from the North Westchester, Hudson Valley, Connecticut, Long Island, 5 NYC Boroughs and New Jersey for each gender/age group. The league is structured to accommodate teams that are seeking the highest level of competition. Both the Fall and Spring seasons will offer a 9 game schedule. The League is structured to provide participating teams/clubs with the appropriate level of competition, while maintaining a challenging environment for individual and team development.
Q: What is the NYCSL Travel League?
NYCSL, under the sanctioning of US Club Soccer, operates a traditional travel league for U8-U18 teams. The league will place teams based on ability and geographic location. Each season, teams will be promoted and/or relegated based on the results of the prior season. Both the Fall and Spring seasons will offer a 9 game schedule. The League is structured to provide participating teams/clubs with the appropriate level of competition, while maintaining a challenging environment for individual and team development. (Please note that in the South (Long Island, 5 NYC Boroughs) All U7,U8 & U9 Leagues operate under JSS)
Q: What is the NY Cup?
The NY Cup is based on a new and exciting format modeled after the UEFA Champions League. NYCSL's goal and vision in offering such an exciting format is to elevate the level of play which will allow fair and balanced competition for all teams. Here are some of the highlights of the NY Cup Format:
Age groups of U9-U18 can particiapte
Two Stage Competitions (Group Stage and Single Elimination Rounds).
Teams will be distributed into 8 evenly balanced brackets.
Each team will play at least 3 games
Points will be rewarded in Group 1 Stage
NYCSL Cup play will begin with a maximum of 32 participating teams per gender/age group.
Each group will be broken into eight brackets of 4 teams (Brackets A-H).
All teams will be divided into 4 different classifications based on their current ranking and/or standings, R1-R4. Each bracket shall consist of one team from each Ranking.
Each team will play against every team in their bracket in a round robin tournament format over the course of two weekends.
At the conclusion of group play/stage 1, the winners and runner ups in each bracket will progress to the first knockout round (the round of 16). In groups of less than 32 teams, wild card teams will also progress to the first knockout round of 16.
At the conclusion of the group play/stage 1, the remaining 16 teams will contest the first knockout round of the tournament. A public drawing will determine the matchup for the knock out rounds of the tournament. All top finishers shall be matched against the runner ups or wild card teams. This shall be accomplished by placing top finishers and runner ups/wild card teams in two separate pools for the public drawing. During the first knock out round teams that were in the same group will not be allowed to matchup against each other. However, the will be allowed to matchup in later knock out stages. For more information regarding the NY Cup, please visit https://www.nyclubsoccerleague.com/html/ny_cup/format.asp
Q: What are the fees associated with the NY Cup?
Team Registration fee $250 (all teams are guaranteed 3 games)
Referee fees: https://www.nyclubsoccerleague.com/html/home/fees.asp
Q: Who is US Club Soccer?
US Club Soccer is a non-profit organization committed to the development and support of soccer clubs in the United States.
Currently a National Association member, US Club Soccer has been a member in good standing of the U.S. Soccer Federation since 2001. A nine-member Board of Directors, all of whom must be experienced coaches in member soccer clubs, makes policy decisions for the organization.
Q: When are games played?
All NYCSL games are played on Saturdays or Sundays. The HOME team determines the day of play. A game may be played during the week if BOTH coaches agree. All games must be played on the day scheduled. However, NYCSL allows games to be moved to another date if both coaches agree and the request to move the game is greater than 10 days prior to the scheduled match.
Q: Where are games played?
Each team is responsible for securing a HOME field for all scheduled HOME games. If a team cannot secure a HOME field, then all of their matches will be played as AWAY games.
Q: Who can participate in NYCSL Regional Premier League (RPL)?
Any team that wishes to join NYCSL! You do NOT need to belong to a “Soccer Club” in order to participate in NYCSL. All you need to do is register for the League as well as obtain US Club passes.
Teams shall be accepted into the RPL League following a review of a team application
Q: Who can participate in NYCSL Travel League?
Any team that wishes to join NYCSL! You do NOT need to belong to a “Soccer Club” in order to participate in NYCSL. All you need to do is register for the League as well as obtain US Club passes. Teams will be placed in Divisions based on ability and geographic location.
Q: Do Coaches need Passes?
Yes, all coaches who are on the sidelines with the players must have a valid coach’s pass. Only 2 coaches are allowed to be on the players sideline per match.
Q: Can a player play for more than 1 team and club?
A player may play on more than 1 team within the same club provided they are age appropriate.
Q: Can a player play in more than 1 League?
YES, a player may play in LIJ, WYSL, CJSL as well as NYCSL They may also play for different teams as LIJ & NYCSL are sanctioned by 2 different governing bodies. Yet they are both sanctioned under the United States Soccer Federation (USSF)!!
Q: When does the season begin?
All dates of play are listed on the NYCSL website.
Q: What is needed for all games?
All coaches need to bring all Player Passes as well as Coaches Passes. NEW for the spring 2012 season… all coaches must present 2 copies of his game day roster to the referee.
Q: How many players can I have on my roster?
NYCSL rosters are capped at 26 players per team.
Q: What are the RULES?
All League rules are published on the NYCSL website. Where can I find the other coaches’ contact information? All contact information will be emailed to each coach prior to the start of the season.
Q: Scoring & Standings
All HOME teams must report all scores no later than 8pm the day of the match. All scores must be emailed to email@example.com
Q: Who schedules the referees?
NYCSL is responsible for the scheduling all referees for all NYCSL games. If the HOME team coach does not hear from the referee by Thursday evening, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Who pays the referee?
All referee fees are paid on the field, PRIOR to the start of the match. The fees are split equally between the 2 teams playing
Q: How much are the team registration & player fees?
Team registration is $300 per season. All team fees must be paid prior to the start of the season. Player Pass fees, which include player insurance, is published on the NYCSL website. https://www.nyclubsoccerleague.com/html/home/fees.asp
Q: Does the League keep standings?
The League does keep standings for all age groups.
Q: Does NYCSL have Leagues for U9 & younger teams?
Yes, we do. Please visit our Just Say Soccer League website for all programs. www.justsaysoccer.com
If you have any other questions that are not included above, please email us at email@example.com