California Select leagues in each area are based on recreational programs under Cal North. The following birth year age groups will be formed: 10U, 12U and 14U.
Player ID program from this league to highlight the best players and provide additional soccer opportunities to those players, known as Best XI.
Select teams are formed in November/December of the current season. This should be completed before the holiday break so that any additional coach approvals, player approvals, redone rosters etc, can be completed and ready for the new year.
Start league play the second weekend of January and run this until the first weekend of March.
The California Select League(CSL) will be made up of Recreational Select players that have been chosen to teams after an organizations current in house recreational season.
Once the league season is complete, leagues can choose their best players to participate in a league from January-March. Teams will participate in an 8 game season. It is possible for this to be over 8-9 weekends or may be multiple games over 3-4 weekends. The structures will be determined based on what is appropriate in each district.
Players will participate in 10U , 12U, 14U age groups in the CSL in their local districts and across districts. There may be some cross district play based on proximity of teams while limiting travel distances.
The CSL is an excellent opportunity for leagues to provide more playing opportunities for their players while creating a vertical pathway to competitive teams for players.
Teams must be registered with a Cal North member league in order to be accepted. If not already registered, Cal North can guide you through the registration process. The team’s playing league requirement can be fulfilled by playing in Cal North affiliated and approved recreational leagues.
This league will form as a 10U, 12U and 14U boys and girls playing league. The number of registrations will determine the number of teams in each division.
The CSL will be open to 10U, 12U and 14U Boys and Girls Recreational teams.
League Competition dates/weekends for the CSL will be:
Saturday, January 13
Saturday, January 20
Saturday, January 27
Saturday, February 3
Saturday, February 10
Saturday, February 17 - NO CSL GAMES - D 3/4 Cup
Saturday, February 24
Saturday, March 2
***In some districts, it is possible to play the league games over 3-4 weekends by scheduling multiple games in a weekend. This will be determined district by district based on what is appropriate for that district.
All Ages and Teams:
December 9th, 2022, or until brackets are filled, whichever comes first.
Brackets will be filled on a first-applied, first-accepted basis once an online registration and payment in full have been received at the Cal North office.
Rosters must be made up of players that participated in your leagues recreational program during the fall of 2023. Clubs are not allowed to bring in players from other clubs to participate. The only exception to this is
1. If the home club does not offer the program and
2. If the players has permission from their club of record to participate.
California Select Team formation should begin at the end of November for all leagues. Leagues should plan to have teams formed no later than December 9th. This will allow for the CSL to provide a timely schedule to begin a season on time for all players and coaches. The proposed timeline is outlined below:
December 9th - Deadline to apply and indicate your interest in participating
January 13th, 2023 - League Season Begins
$300 League Application
Referees Fees covered by club
Fields Fees covered by club
Already covered as Cal North member - Player passes and Certificate of Insurance @ $11.25
The Best XI will be compiled based on the input of coaches following each game, as coaches will select the top performers from their opponent. Coaches will submit their Best XI selections directly into GotSport in the same area in which they submit game scores and information. At the conclusion of the season, voting totals will be compiled in the GotSport system to help create the Best XI teams.
Best XI teams will be granted additional playing and training opportunities through CalNorth programming.
Following are the benefits to leagues that participate in the CSL