Announcement: Indoor League play begins the on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at the Erie Bank Sports Park Soccer Dome.
Upcoming LEAGUES & TOURNAMENTS
Current Coed Division 3 League Table
Current Division 3 Schedule
Division 3 (Recreational) – This league is designed to be competitive in nature without losing the recreational aspect of the game. Unless decided otherwise, this league will be the entry point for all new teams. This division plays with 3 male & 2 female field players plus a goalkeeper. This division plays on Wednesday evenings and will have one (1) Referee per game. Referee fees of $12 payable in cash are due prior to kickoff of the game.
Division 3 Player Eligibility – A team’s roster is compiled of: players at least 18 years of age. The goalkeeper may have played at any divisional level.
Current Coed Division 4 League Table
Current Coed Division 4 League Schedule
Division 4 Player Eligibility – A team’s roster is compiled of: players at least 18 years of age. A team’s roster is compiled of: players at least 18 years of age. Each team may have no more than four players who play in a higher division *(unless approved by league administrator). Players over the age of thirty (30) are exempt from rostering eligibility (these players do not count against the divisional player count). This is intended to be a recreational level league.
As with all coed leagues administered by the Erie Soccer League, there is no slide tackling players with the ball. Additionally, instances of referee abuse and/or violent conduct will be disciplined harshly.
About Our Recreational 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.
These divisions are recreational and is ideally an entry level to organized soccer or for those who haven’t played in years or those teams who want to play without having to go “full speed”. The ideal player is inexperienced but has at least a basic understanding of the game or has some experience and wants to play for fun, rather than competition. Players who are more skilled in nature that have the mentality of using team play to help facilitate the play of others are also welcome in this division. Players and teams in this Division should have the mindset of playing for fun, playing at a low-competition level and with low aggression. Players with the “just win” mindset, or those who are going to challenge the referee’s every call will not be a good fit in these Divisions and will be strongly “encouraged” to move up to a higher division next season (along with their team). These division plays with 3 male & 2 female field players plus a goalkeeper. These divisions play on Wednesday evenings at the Erie Bank Sports Park Soccer Dome and will have one (1) Referee per game. Referee fees of $12 per game (cash) are to be paid to the referee prior to kickoff of each game.
For the winter season, the cost is $260 per team for field rental for the eight game season. An additional and separate $20 should be paid to our league’s certified referee assignor. The referee is due $12 per team per game (payable in cash) prior to kickoff of your team’s match. The field rental fees are due prior to kickoff on match week 2. There are no exceptions.
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 – No trophies or prizes.
Due no later than 4 March 2020
- $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 2020 to 31 December 2020. 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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