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Apply for SPRING League 2015 U10-U13

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2015 SPRING LEAGUE
U10-U13 Boys and Girls

Spring 2015 U10-U13 League:

- Registration OPENS - December 15, 2014
- Registration CLOSES - February 27, 2015
- Payment Deadline - March 4, 2015
- Preliminary Brackets posted - March 10, 2015
- Last day to withdraw team without penalty/full refund - March 11, 2015
- Final Brackets posted - March 14, 2015
- Preliminary Schedules (Blocked) posted - March 16, 2015
- Final Schedules Released - March 18, 2015
- ALL Exact Game Times and Locations finalized by Teams - April 15, 2015

- Game Date #1 - March 28, 2015 
- Game Date #2 - April 11, 2015
- Game Date #3 - April 12, 2015
- Game Date #4 - April 18, 2015
- Game Date #5 - April 25, 2015
- Game Date #6 - May 2, 2015
- Game Date #7 - May 9, 2015
- Game Date #8 - May 16, 2015
- Tentative: MAY 17, 2015 - PDP Regional Games - do not schedule any games on this date !!!
- Game Date #9 - May 30, 2015
- Game Date #10 - April 19, 2015 (If needed)
- Game Date #11 - May 10, 2015 (If needed)

- Cross-Regional Play Offs (Premier Division only) Weekend - June 6-7. 2015

Registration and Fees

- All teams will need to register online. Spring League Fee is $350.

Spring League Format 

- NorCal Spring 2015 (Premier, Gold and Silver Divisions) League for age groups U10-13.
- Teams will play a minimum of 8 games and a maximum of 10 games.
- U10 teams will play 8x8, U11-U13 teams will play 11x11.
- U10-U11 will play size 4, U12-U13 will play size 5 ball.
- Game duration: 30 minutes for U10 and U11, 35 minute halves for U12, U13.
 

 NorCal Spring U10-U13 League Coordinator 
 

Team Play Up Request Guidelines

  One of the principles clearly stated in the founding mission statement of Norcal Premier Soccer was that of placing teams into proper levels of league competition. We accept the concept, agreed upon worldwide, clubs are best served by having teams primarily competing in games where both teams have a decent chance of winning. Adhering to this principle, requires from Norcal Premier Soccer, a considerable and honest effort  - working with Club Director’s and their coaches feedback - to develop divisions of play providing proper levels of competition.

  In most occasions, we believe the best choice for clubs to develop their top players is not to move teams rather to move their top players up an age group - where they will be properly challenged. Ensuring their top players are being properly challenged and offered optimal developmental opportunities should be a primary focus of all serious soccer clubs. Although we recognize this may affect the strength of a team within a club, it properly places the individual player’s interests, the development of their potential and their need for an optimal player developmental environment  -  first and foremost.

  Occasionally, we have found a club has an age group or team so strong, their team so dominating, they are best served by the entire team competing in an older age group. While we find this case to be rare, we believe if a Director of Coaching, working with Norcal Premier Soccer League Coordinators, can provide solid justification for moving a team up, the recommendation should be made to move the team to proper level.

   With these principles in mind, we have clearly defined the philosophy and process guiding our decisions over the past few years. We believe this process provides clear, objective standards for selecting those teams who need to play up for their development. See below: 

1-    Team requesting to play up is current NorCal State Cup Champion or Finalist within their own age group, AND

2-    Team requesting to play up has proven in previous season to be a very dominant team within their own age group competitive league, OR

3-    Team requesting to play up does not have appropriate competition locally and needs to travel significantly in order to find competition within their own age group

  Teams requesting to play up will need to complete a Team Play Up Request form, which can be found in quick links menu and submit to the League coordinator at u11_u13coordinator@norcalpremier.com

  We believe this will ensure our policies not only properly reflect a focus on providing an optimal developmental environment for your players but will also properly consider the input of the people hired by the clubs to make such decisions - the Directors of Coaching and coaches. 


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