CSLlogoCalifornia Select League

      Bringing together the best clubs in Northern California!

      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. 

      Schedule for 2024 CSL

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      League Structure

      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.  




      Open To

      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. 


      Age Groups

      The CSL will be open to 10U, 12U and 14U Boys and Girls Recreational teams. 



      Competition Dates

      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 - District 3/4 Jr Cup Festival
      Saturday, February 24
      Saturday, March 2


      Schedule by date of January 15th
      Schedule completion date of March 3rd(teams can submit a request for approval to play past the 3rd)


      ***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. 






      Application Deadline

      All Ages and Teams:

      The application deadline is 3 weeks before the first round of play. For the most up to date information on registration deadline, please email the Director of CSL, Fred Wilson, at fred@calnorth.org

      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.  

      CSL Team Formation Timelines

      California Select Team formation should begin at the end of November for all leagues.  Leagues should plan to have teams formed no later than 3 weeks before the beginning of the season. 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:

      3 weeks prior to the first round of games - Deadline to apply and indicate your interest in participating

      For the most up to date information on when the league season begins, please contact the Director of CSL, Fred Wilson, at fred@calnorth.org

      Entry Fee

      $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

      CSL Best XI Program

      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. 


      CSL Laws of the Game

      CSL Game Schedules

      Gotsoccer Schedules

      (Initial schedules will be released soon) 

      CSL Benefits

      Following are the benefits to leagues that participate in the CSL

      • More soccer opportunity for recreational players
      • A connection between the recreational and competitive divisions of a club
      • A training ground for volunteer coaches to move up to higher levels of coaching
      • A developmental step for recreational players who aspire to move into the competitive environment
      • Additional club/league revenue for the organization