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... regarding player cards and rosters for this weekend's games...
March 29, 2014

To All U10-U13 Spring League Teams

If you still have players without official US Club Player passes, please refer to the US Club homepage article, "Memo & Temporary Roster for Games Through March 31, 2014:"

http://www.usclubsoccer.org/2014/02/26/welcome-to-the-new-usclubsoccer-org/

Please direct any additional questions to Gabe Rood grood@usclubsoccer.org or Matt Bernard mbernard@usclubsoccer.org.

Thank you!

 
Apply for SPRING League 2014 U10-U13

If you have already created your Team in Demosphere, please apply to this event through your Team Page or your Club Page in order to avoid duplication of team records. For information on how to access your Team Page, go to HELP from the web site home page.

IF you cannot find your team listed under your club page or this is the first time you have registered your team to a NorCal Premier Soccer event using the new Demosphere web site, Click on link below:

2014 SPRING LEAGUE
U10-U13 Boys and Girls

 Timeline - Spring League 2014 (U10-U13):

- Registration OPENS - December 16, 2013
- Registration CLOSES - February 26, 2014
- Payment Deadline - March 3, 2014
- Preliminary Brackets posted - March 8, 2014
- Last day to withdraw team without penalty/full refund - March 9, 2014
- Final Brackets posted - March 11, 2014
- Preliminary Schedules (Blocked) posted - March 14, 2014
- Final Schedules Released - March 16, 2014
- ALL Exact Game Times and Locations finalized by Teams - April 11, 2014

- Game Date #1 - March 29, 2014 
- Game Date #2 - April 5, 2014
- Game Date #3 - April 6, 2014
- Game Date #4 - April 12, 2014
- Game Date #5 - April 26, 2014
- Game Date #6 - May 3, 2014
- Game Date #7 - May 10, 2014
- Game Date #8 - May 17, 2014
MAY 18 - PDP Regional Games - do not schedule any games on this date !!!
- Game Date #9 - May 31, 2014
- Game Date #10 - April 13, 2014 (If needed)
- Game Date #11 - May 11, 2014 (If needed)

- Cross-Regional Play Offs (Premier Division only) Weekend - June 7-8. 2014

Registration and Fees

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

Spring League Format 

- NorCal Spring 2014 (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 
 

Cross Regional Playoffs - Spring U10-U13 - Pictures of Champions and Finalists
CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE TEAMS BELOW - Great accomplishment!

U10 Boys Champion - SACYSL Bullets 03B

U10 Boys Finalist - Ajax United Jrs 03B Green

U10 Girls Champion - West Coast FC Fury

U10 Girls Finalist - FC Milpitas MXG 02

U11 Boys Champion - ECRFC Salinas Galaxy

U11 Boys Finalist - Turlock FC Arsenal

U11 Girls Champion - Mustang Legends 01G

U11 Girls Finalist - FC Elk Grove 02G Navy

U12 Boys Champion - Turlock FC United

U12 Boys Finalist - Inter Rage Academy 00B

U12 Girls Champion - FCA Storm

U12 Girls Finalist - Pleasanton Rage 00 Premier

U13 Boys Champion - Stockton Monarcas 99B

U13 Boys Finalist - Placer United SC 00B

U13 Girls Champion - Davis Legacy SC Millenium 00G

U13 Girls Finalist - Pleasanton Rage 99G Premier 

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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