Mens 11v11 Premier Soccer League

The Men’s Premier Division is our “flagship division” of the Erie Soccer League. We play 90 minute games using IFAB Rules and a three referee system. This competitive soccer league primarily plays on Sundays.

Announcement: Outdoor League play begins the week of 3 May 2020.

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About Our 11v11 Mens League

The Men’s Premier Division is our “flagship division” of the Erie Soccer League. We play 90 minute games using IFAB Rules and a three referee system. This competitive soccer league primarily plays on Sundays.  This is real soccer played the way it should be played rather than small sided.

Format

The summer season proper will be divided into two halves (season 1 & season 2).

Season 1 will consist of one full round robin (Each team will play one another once). At the end of the round robin, the table will determine the season 1 champion.

Season 2 will consist of one full round (each team plays one another once). Once the season has ended, the table will determine the season 2 champion.

League Championship – The league champion is determined by a match between the season 1 champion and season 2 champion. The two season champions will play a final (time and date TBD) to determine the overall 2020 league champion and cup winner.  As such, overall league champion will be our league’s entry into the state tournament (if applicable).

Roster – Maximum of 22 players, of which only 18 may suit for any given match. Any players over 16 years of age but under 18 years of age must have a parent release form signed. Additionally, the registration info and release must be submitted no less than 1 week prior to first appearance, as the permission of PAWest must be obtained.

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 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 policyTeams 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 – 2020 Erie Soccer League Trophy, Erie’s entry to the applicable state amateur tournament for overall league champion.

Costs

Field rental cost for the first half of the season:

Due no later than 3 May 2020

  • $XXX (to be determined based on number of teams entered) – payable by cash or check to Erie Soccer League,
  • a $40 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) $80 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 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).

Additional Notes

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.

 

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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.

For questions, interest, or sponsorship opportunities, you can reach me – mike@eriesoccer.com.