Announcement: Indoor League play begins the on 10 December 2019 at the Erie Bank Sports Park Soccer Dome.
Upcoming LEAGUES & TOURNAMENTS
Current Coed Division 1 League Table
Current Division 1 Schedule
Division 1 (Competitive/Elite) – This division is open to all players. This division is geared towards the college and high school players, but welcomes those who want to play at a more competitive pace and against very good competition. Players & teams possessing this similar mindset are encouraged to play in this division. This division plays with 3 male & 2 female field players plus a goalkeeper. This division plays on Tuesday evening at the Erie Bank Sports Park in the dome and will have one (1) Referee per game. Each team is responsible for paying $12 cash to one of the Referees prior to kick-off.
Division 1 Player Eligibility – A team’s roster is compiled of: any player at least 16 years of age (as of 31 Dec 2018), male or female, that wishes to compete at the highest skill level possible.
Current Coed Division 2 League Table
Current Coed Division 2 League Schedule
Coed Division 2 Description – This division is the mid-point of the three Tuesday coed divisions.and is a bit more competitive than the Coed Division 3 league. The ideal player is adequately skilled to above-average skill and wants to play at a more competitive pace than the CoEd Division 3 offers. This division plays with 3 male & 2 female field players plus a goalkeeper. This division plays on Tuesday evenings at the Erie Bank Sports Park Sports Dome and will have one referee per game. Each team is responsible for paying one of the referee $12 cash prior to kick-off.
Division 2 Player Eligibility – A team’s roster is compiled of: players at least 18 years of age. The league champion will be promoted to division 1 for the next playing season. The runner up may be promoted to division 1 for the next playing season. The last place team may relegate to division 3 if they choose to do so. Teams consisting of four or more current division 1 players may be promoted automatically for the following season.
About Our Competitive Coed Leagues
Multiple coed playing divisions are offered so that teams and players with similar playing styles and reasons for playing can be grouped together. Crossover games (games between two separate divisions) may be scheduled if division make-up justifies doing so. Players and teams must not be “in bad standing” in order to be eligible for participation in league play.
The Erie Soccer League coed divisions utilize a promotion/relegation system so that the leagues remain in balance.
The divisional breakdowns & league format are as follows:
6v6 (five field players – at keast two of which must be female players. The goalkeeper is gender neutral.
Playing field dimensions is 50×35 yds.
Roster – Maximum of 15 players,
Free Agent Pool – Teams are permitted to call on players from the free agent pool created and maintained by the league. These players, when called upon, may play for your team when they are needed. A free agent may only appear for 1 team per division per game week. However, they are free to play for multiple teams throughout the playing season. A team must utilize free agents before attempting to cancel or reschedule a game.
Reschedule policy – Teams must provide 72 hours’ notice if they need to reschedule a match. Failure to provide 72 hours’ notice will result in a $150 cash fine. The result will go into the books as 3-nil. Should the teams involved in the forfeit wish to make up the match, they can do so at their own cost (with league approval) – at such time, the 3-nil result will be replaced by the make-up result. Failure to pay the $150 fine by the next game week will result in additional forfeits in the record books.
Prizes – Trophies are awarded to the first place team in division 1 only. Additional discounts off future seasons are awarded to the division 1 champion as well.
Due no later than 17 December 2019
- $260 – payable by cash or check to Erie Soccer League,
- a $20 check/cash – payable to Steve Petrungaro for assigning referees. Steve is the certified referee assignor to the Erie Soccer League.
Referee fees – Each team must pay the referee (in cash) $12 prior to kickoff.
Player Registration cost – $25 per player. If paying by check, make payable to PA West Adult Division. This covers USASA player registration & player card, player liability insurance, as well as league liability insurance. Photo ID/proof of age also required with registration. Completion of the registration process is required no later than 30 minutes before kickoff. All players must have a valid player pass. There is no exceptions to this rule. Registration is valid for all USASA sanctioned events starting 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. Players who have paid this registration fee in another USASA sanctioned league do not have to pay the fee again (subject to verification).
The Erie Soccer League will no longer provide match balls. Each team should bring with them at least one properly inflated match quality soccer ball to use in the match.
Rules of Play
Full playing rules – Dome Leagues. Please note that the rules of play provided in the link are the official rules for the league. Clarifications on these rules will be provided on this page as the need to clarify arises.
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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