CCSL Cal North Soccer League

      The Cal North Soccer League (CCSL) is Cal North’s premier league for youth competitive soccer. For over 50 years, the CCSL has been Northern California’s top level of competition in youth soccer. The league is for all of Cal North’s affiliated clubs and includes teams from U8 to U19 age groups.

      CCSL provides two divisions of play, one “club” based and one “team based”. Each year, Cal North will provide requirements that clubs who apply to the club-based division must adhere to each year. Cal North will review and accept club-based teams each season. Individual teams can apply and enter into the “team based” division.

      The teams who are in first place at the Gold division, at the end of the season, in both the club based and team-based division, will compete for the 1st place and the automatic entry into the Cal North State Cup competition. These 1st place teams will also be automatically invited into the USYS Western Pacific Conference playing league, called “CNPC”, within Cal North for the following calendar playing season.

      There are four levels of play ranking from highest to lowest: gold, silver, bronze and copper. Normally the league is broken into two separate seasons, fall and spring, with seasons consisting of roughly 8-10 games. The league will attempt to create specific district divisions, to minimize travel. In order for the “stay local-play local” concept to be achieved, each district’s member clubs must enter teams at each age group, gender, and level so brackets can be established in a manner that provides great local competition that reduces travel time for participants.

      CCSL Resources

      CCSL Resources for Coaches/Admins

      2022/2033 CCSL Updates!

      Play Local. Stay Local.

      To Create a playing league that serves the needs of ALL levels of competition while focusing on the experience of the players and their parents! Bringing FUN and development back into the youth soccer  landscape and help make youth soccer soccer more affordable along the way! 

      Key ingredients for clubs to consider are listed below: 

      • FREE fall and spring league! NO league fee! 
      • FREE US Soccer Grassroots license courses (12 coaches for every 500 players registered rec or comp)
      • FREE access to MOJO curriculum for coaches 
      • Players and coaches must be registered under US Youth Soccer and coaches must be Cal North approved 
      • FREE player registration software with GotSport (GotSport charges $3/ player) 
      • Player passes are $18 for competitive and $11.25 for recreational
      • Each Cal North district will have it's own division (Gold, Silver, Bronze & Copper)
      • Club-based division will begin with U8 (more if clubs agree in year 1, and club must meet standards)
      • Club standards include coaching license program, referee program, Sideline Behavior Program, Soccer Parenting Program, participation in Cal North ODP program
      • Pathway to USYS Cal North regional conference league (CNPC) 
      • Pathway to Cal North State Cup events 

      Club vs Club Divisions

      • In 2022/2023, four clubs will be selected and approved
      • Club  must be pre-approved each year  
      • Clubs meet standards including coach license program, referee program and sideline behavior program
      • Team and club division winners play-off for 1st place overall U12- U17 play for advancement into USYS CNPC league for upcoming fall season

      Scheduling Parameters

      • Teams will play 8-10 games in the fall and spring season
      • Include a High School break for the U15-U19 age groups
      • Keep travel within reason (intentions below): 
        • U8-U10: 20 minutes or less 
        • U11-U12: 30 minutes or less
        • U13-U19: 45 minutes at most 
      • Cal North will provide scheduling & administration
      • Cal North will provide player registration support
      • Clubs will have flexibility to schedule game time, fields, and referees. 

      Fall 22/23 Schedule

      Fall Schedule: 

      *FALL REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR CCSL IS JULY 29TH*

      08/27: CCSL GAME #1

      09/03: LABOR DAY 

      09/10: CCSL GAME #2 

      09/17: CCSL GAME #3 

      09/24: CCSL GAME #4 

      10/01: CCSL GAME #5 

      10/08: CCSL GAME #6

      10/15: CCSL GAME #7

      10/22: CCSL GAME #8 

      10/29: CCSL GAME #9

      11/05: CCSL GAME #10

      11/12: DISTRICT CUP / MAKE UP WEEKEND

      11/19: DISTRICT CUP / MAKE UP WEEKEND

      11/26: THANKSGIVING 

      12/03: CAL NORTH STATE CUP (U9-U12) 

       

      Spring 22/23 Schedule

      *SPRING REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR CCSL IS FEB 17TH*

      *FOR U19 CAL NORTH STATE CUP CONTACT STATE OFFICE* 

      *JR CUP FESTIVAL WILL BE IN SELECTED LOCATIONS*

      02/18: PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND / JR CUP FESTIVAL

      03/04: CCSL GAME #1 

      03/11: CCSL GAME #2

      03/18: CCSL GAME #3

      003/25: CAL NORTH STATE CUP (U12-U18)

      04/01: CCSL GAME #4

      04/08: EASTER WEEKEND

      04/15: CCSL GAME #5 

      04/22: CCSL GAME #6

      04/29: CCSL GAME #7

      05/06: CINCO DE MAYO TOURNAMENT 

      05/13: CCSL GAME #8

      05/20: MAKE UP WEEKEND

      05/27: MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 

      CCSL BEST XI:

      CCSL BEST XI:

      Cal North will be implementing CCSL Best XI teams for the 2022/2023 year. These teams will provide recognition to standout players for their performance during the season. Head coaches in the Gold Divisions will use a nomination and voting process to select players into CCSL Best XI teams. 

      CCSL Best XI teams will be presented in a 4-4-2 formation with one goalkeeper, four defenders, four midfielders and two forwards. 

      Players in the CCSL Best XI teams will have increased opportunities of exposure to college coaches. This will serve as a platform to identify the best talent in Northern California. 

      GotSport Instructions

      For registration support with the new GotSport platform, click HERE

      Coach Procedures and Reports

      Game Incident Reports

      CCSL Game Incident Reports can now be filed online at:

      CCSL GAME INCIDENT REPORT FORM

      Game Incident reports should be submitted for any game that was:

      1. Canceled without adequate Notice
      2. Abandoned or Terminated Early.
      3. Not played because a team did not show up with enough properly credentialed players
      4. Not played because no properly credentialed adult was present

      Or

      1. A Referee was threatened or Assaulted by a Player, Team Official or Spectator.
      2. There was a mass confrontation by a team or a team’s spectators
      3. There was a serious Injury requiring medical attention or transport

      Referee Procedures

      Pregame Check-in

      Please check teams before every game using the CCSL Game Card, making sure that it is complete including The Name, Jersey Number and Cal North ID Number for all players participating. The Home team should provide you with three copies of the game card.

      Ensure that you have a valid pass for all players and all adults in the technical area. All players must have a Current Player Pass to participate in the game.

      At the end of the match, enter scores on all three copies of the game card and have the coaches sign all copies. Keep one copy and return a copy to each team.

      CCSL Referee 24 hour Send-Off Reports

      Referee 24 hr. Send-Off Reports are filled out online using information from the CCSL Game card. The Center Referee must retain a copy of the Game Card, but does not take the player pass of a player sent off or a coach that is dismissed.

      Referee Send-Off Procedures

      Please enter your Send-Off Report online as soon as possible and within 24 HOURS of the match. You should also contact your referee assignor to report the send-off.

      1. If there is a sendoff in the match, note on the game card the time, offense and player information.
      2. Enter game scores and get coaches and Referee crew signatures on all game cards.  Keep one signed game card.  Be sure to add referee crew email addresses to your match card
      3. Check the sent-off player or adult information on the game card against the passes.  Return all passes to the team when you have confirmed the game card is correct. DO NOT KEEP THE PASS OF THE SENT OFF PERSON
      4. Go online to https://system.gotsport.com/forms/9E6311389
      5. You must submit a separate report for each individual that was sent off.
      6. Enter Your Name and Email Address for the Contact Name and Contact Email. An email with a link to the completed report will be sent to the address entered as the Contact Email.
      7. Enter the Game details. All Game information is available on the CCSL Game Card.
      8. Enter the Details for the Individual who was sent off and the Send-Off Details.
      9. Your Explanation of the Send-off is very important. Please provide as much detail as possible.
      10. Enter your name and contact information along with the Names and contact information for your ARs.
      11. Click Continue at the bottom of the page, then Click Finish and Submit Form.

      Game Incident Reports

      CCSL Game Incident Reports can now be filed online at:

      CCSL GAME INCIDENT REPORT FORM

      Game Incident reports should be submitted for any game that was:

      1. Cancelled without adequate Notice
      2. Abandoned or Terminated Early.
      3. Not played because a team did not show up with enough properly credentialed players
      4. Not played because no properly credentialed adult was present

      Or

      1. A Referee was threatened or Assaulted by a Player, Team Official or Spectator.
      2. There was a mass confrontation by a team or a team’s spectators
      3. There was a serious Injury requiring medical attention or transport
       

      Rules & Procedures

      Referee Evaluations

      CCSL Coaches and Team Managers can help CCSL and Cal North improve the Referee Program by evaluating referees following your CCSL Games. With your help we can provide feedback to Referee Assignors and Mentors to recognize our best referees and provide more training where it is needed.

      Please click on the link below to fill out a Referee Evaluation Form only if you actually observed a CCSL Game

      CCSL REFEREE EVALUATION FORM

      Game Incident Reports

      CCSL Game Incident Reports can now be filed online at:

      CCSL Game Incident Report Form

      Game Incident reports should be submitted for any game that was:

      1. Canceled without adequate Notice
      2. Abandoned or Terminated Early.
      3. Not played because a team did not show up with enough properly credentialed players
      4. Not played because no properly credentialed adult was present

      Or

      1. A Referee was threatened or Assaulted by a Player, Team Official or Spectator.
      2. There was a mass confrontation by a team or a team’s spectators
      3. There was a serious injury requiring medical attention or transport
       

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