Founded in 2014, the Erie Soccer League changed the Erie, Pennsylvania landscape in providing high level, properly organized adult soccer leagues. In 2015 and beyond, things only look to get better for the Erie Soccer League (ESL).
The Erie Soccer League is a sanctioned adult soccer league that is set up for current adult soccer players and run by current soccer players. Our outdoor 11v11 men’s league is sanctioned through PA West Adult and the United States Adult Soccer Association. League play can take place at a variety of fields throughout the Erie area. Our league is a not for profit venture and the main goal of the league is to directly better the local soccer community.
From April to November, we run full sided (11v11) competitive level (sanctioned) adult men’s leagues and small-sided demographic specific coed, men’s, and women’s adult soccer leagues. From November 2014 to March 2015, we are running small sided indoor adult soccer leagues at the Family First Sports Dome in Erie, PA, as this is the only venue in the Erie area capable of supporting something close to full field play.
Our indoor leagues for this indoor soccer campaign are now open for registration. Click here to see details for our upcoming “indoor” leagues and to join.
Click here to learn more about our current adult indoor soccer leagues.
Each outdoor league game will use a three referee system (center referee and two assistant referees). All referees in the Erie Soccer League will be USSF Certified (USSF Grade 8 or above) and more than capable of keeping up with the pace and demands of a competitive men’s league game.
Our League Rules will be published. Each team, each referee, and each team manager will understand the rules and the expectations of being a member of the ESL. Our league has a zero tolerance policy for violent conduct. This means that our league players can fully expect a safe environment to play the sport they love.
The ESL will additionally utilize a strict roster and player pass policy. This means every team will know beforehand who exactly they are playing. The days of surprise ringers showing up for big games are behind us.
The ESL’s promise to you
Organization, respect, fair play, and accountability are the cornerstone of our new adult soccer league. With that in mind, we make the following ten promises to you :
- Our league schedule will be fair, logical, and balanced.
- Every team will receive and play an equal number of games.
- Every team will have the ability to provide input on when and where their games are played.
- Every team manager will have direct input in how exactly the league is run.
- Every team manager & referee will fill out a report and evaluation at the end of the match to identify opportunities for improvement.
- Every team will be sanctioned by the US Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
- All teams will be eligible for tournament play within PA West or other National Sanctioned soccer tournaments!
- Every team will receive insurance for their players and their home field. The insurance for player & field is INCLUDED in the player annual registration fee.
- The Erie Soccer League will be a productive and active member of the Erie community, striving to promote the community’s interest in soccer in a positive manner.
- Disrespectful behavior and violent conduct will not be tolerated.
In summary, if you are looking for an exciting, fair, and competitive level soccer league in Erie, PA that delivers exactly what it promises – we have FINALLY arrived. We look forward to welcoming you to the ESL.
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