The Men’s Premier Division is our “flagship division” of the Erie Soccer League. We play 90 minute games using USSF Rules and a three referee system. This competitive soccer league primarily plays on Sundays using the whole of the Soccer Stadium at Erie Veteran’s Stadium.
Season 2 – Summer 2017
We are still accepting applications for new teams and free agents via the registration queue below.
Erie Soccer League Men’s Premier Division Standings (Season 2)
Erie Soccer League Men’s Premier Division Schedule (Season 2)
Season 1 – Summer 2017
Erie Soccer League Men’s Premier Division Standings (Season 1)
Erie Soccer League Men’s Premier Division Schedule (Season 1)
Men’s 11 v 11 Premier Soccer League Division Rules Summary
- 3 referee system (all referees possess current USSF license).
- Slide tackling is permitted.
- All players must be registered with the US Adult Soccer Association (USASA) via the PAWest Adult Division prior to taking the field. A league registrar will be present at the field to register those needing to be registered.
- Shin guards are required for all participants.
- Same color jerseys are required. Jersey numbers and matching socks are strongly suggested.
- Games are primarily played on Sunday (1pm-8pm). We do also have options for play during the week.
- 90 minute games (5 minutes for halftime).
- Each team will pay the center referee $70 prior to kickoff (during or before the coin toss)
- Complete set of league rules can be found here.
Full Details for the 2017 Summer Season
Games are 90 minutes in duration (two 45 minute halves, 5 minutes for halftime).
USSF Rules, shin guards are required, all players must be registered with the USASA/PAWest Adult Division.
League Championship – 1 full round is played (each team plays one another once). The team with the best record is first half league champion. At the end of the first half of the season, the standings are reset and new teams can either join or drop. One full round is played. The team with the best record is second half league champion. The two league champions will play a final (time and date TBD) to determine the overall 2017 league champion and Al Harbi Cup winner and as such, the 2018 entry into the Keystone Cup.
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 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 payable to the referees fund. 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 – set of up to 18 jerseys (numbered), 2018 Al-Harbi Trophy, Erie’s entry to the Keystone Cup for overall league champion.
Field rental cost for the first half of the season is $180 per team – due prior to kickoff on week 2. We will gladly accept payment in full prior to week 1. If paying by check, make payable to Erie Soccer League. Additionally, a $30 check/cash – payable to Steve Petrungaro is due by week 2. Steve is the certified referee assignor to the Erie Soccer League.
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 2017 to 31 December 2017.
Referee Fees – $70 per team per game. This is payable in cash directly to the referees and due prior to the coin toss.
The Erie Soccer League has a zero tolerance policy for violent conduct and referee abuse. Should a player receive a red card for violent conduct or referee abuse, they will receive a ban longer than the standard 1 match ban that comes with a red card. Additionally, the TEAM will receive a fine of not less than $20 and not greater than $150. This fine must be paid to the league prior to kickoff of the team’s next match. Failure to pay will result in a forfeit (no refunds available for forfeiture).
All appeals (for red cards) must be submitted in writing (by email) timestamped within 72 hours to the league commissioner. The appeal will be heard by the League Disciplinary committee (1 rep from each team + 1 referee rep) and put to vote. The committee will render a decision prior to the next week’s match. The decision of the disciplinary committee is final and binding. Should you wish to appeal the committee’s ruling, you may do so in writing to the PAWest Adult President along with a non-refundable $150 fee (payable to PAWest Adult). Current discipline report.
All fines issued will go into the league prize fund.
You can register for the upcoming Men’s league below: