Announcement: 2021 League play begins soon! Coed League play begins 30-31 March. Sunday 11v11 Men's League kicks off Sunday 11 April!
Upcoming LEAGUES & TOURNAMENTS
About Our Recreational Coed Leagues
Wednesday evenings are a great night for playing in our recreational coed soccer leagues. Our Wednesday night coed divisions are designed primarily for older and less experienced players and for players who simply want to enjoy the game though adult players of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate.
Players and teams in these 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.
The Erie Soccer League coed divisions utilize a promotion/relegation system so that the leagues remain in balance. Our coed division 4 league is exempt from promotion/relegation. However, teams that stick out like sore thumbs will be removed from the ecosystem in future seasons.
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.
Due no later than 7 April 2021
- $210 – 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) $15 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 from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021. 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.
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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