Format and Standards

 


SOCAL PREMIER FORMAT AND MINIMUM STANDARDS

The Socal Premier operates three divisions of promotion and relegation league play. The season lasts from Fall to Spring and is accompanied by the Raul Briones Cup and NISA Independent Cup qualifying.


SOCAL PREMIER FORMAT

Each division in the SCP play from Fall to Spring. At the end of the season qualifying clubs will play in a promotional playoff to either rise to the higher SCP division or NISA Nation. Division 1 is made up of two groups of six, while Division 2 and 3 are single table with ten teams.

 


SOCAL PREMIER MINIMUM STANDARDS

21 - '22 Season Format

 

NISA Nation

SoCal Premier D1

SoCal Premier D2/3

U23

Women's Regional D1

Over 30

 

Start week

 

Clasura Oct/ Apertura Mar

Mid September

Mid September

N/A

 

Mid September

 

End week

 

Clasura Dec/ Apertura Jun

May

May

N/A

 

April

Teams per division

   

6 x 6

10

14

4

9

Number of league matches

   

16

18

12

10

18

 

Point system

 

W = 3pts D = 1pt

Extratime rules

 

FIFA Rules ( two 15 minute halves, followed by penalties)

League cup format

 

Knockout

Rd. robin + KO

Rd. robin + KO

N/A

N/A

Rd. robin + KO

 

Awards

 

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

 

Pro/Rel

*

Relegation only

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Tiebreaker 1

   

Head-to-head

Tiebreaker 2

   

Goal Differential

Tiebreaker 3

   

Goals For

Tiebreaker 4

   

Goals Against

Tiebreaker 5

   

Coin Toss

 

Match rules

 

IFAB/ FIFA

Substitution rules

   

7 (2022)

Unlimited

NCAA

NCAA

Unlimited

Discipline

   

See CODE OF CONDUCT for full details. Forms of discipline include, but are not limited to loss of points, fines and relegation.

 

*Promotion available after first year. Relegation will open up when NISA Nation region fills up.

                 

League fees and club packages

 

NISA Nation

SoCal Premier D1

SoCal Premier D2/3

U23

Women's Regional D1

Over 30

Annual fees

 

$10,000

$2,500

$1,750/ $1,250

$1,500

$1,500

$1,250

Team bond

   

$250

$250

N/A

$250

$250

Player registration

   

$40

Game- 4th official

 

Required

Optional

N/A

Optional

Optional

N/A

Game- 3 officials

per

Required

$100

$100

$120

$100

$90

League sleeve patches

**

 

40

30

30

40

30

Xara Gameballs on hand

**

 

4

3

3

3

3

League gameday vests

**

 

10

N/A

10

10

N/A

Club website

   

Recommended

Optional

Optional

Recommended

Optional

Post match survey

 

Required

Required

Optional

Required

Required

Optional

Certified athletic trainer

 

Home provided

Recommended

Match referee assignor

 

TBD

Ed Kirshner OCSRA

Sorin Lasc

Partner deals

   

League partners offer discounted rates on high quality service and products to all of our clubs.

Sportzstudio

   

$35/mo

Xara Soccer uniforms

   

TBD

   

**Provided by league

                 

Gameday requirements

 

NISA Nation

SoCal Premier D1

SoCal Premier D2/3

U23

Women's Regional D1

Over 30

 

Referee liaison

 

Required

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Matchday rosters: home and away

 

Required

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

National anthem

 

Required

Optional

Starter/ Referee Walkout

 

Required

Optional

Coin toss

 

Required

Required

Optional

Optional

Required

Optional

Home team complimentary tickets

 

25/2

25/2

N/A

25/2

25/2

N/A

Stadium parking passes

 

As needed

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Referee travel and lodging expenses

 

As needed

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Full matching kit

 

All clubs are required to have matching: shirts, shorts and socks

Required uniform number locations

   

Front/ back

Back

Back

Back

N/A

League sleeve patches

 

Required

Required

Required

Optional

Required

Optional

Gameday colors

   

Home team changes if there is a color confilct

Bench attire

   

Subs must wear pennies on the sidelines

Coaching staff attire

   

Club gear, pennies or alternate colors

Captain's armband

 

Required

Required

Required

Required

Required

Optional

                 

Field standards: surface and staging

 

NISA Nation

SoCal Premier D1

SoCal Premier D2/3

U23

Women's Regional D1

Over 30

Stadium minimum capacity

 

1000

League approval req.

N/A

N/A

League approval req.

N/A

Ingress/ egress

 

Yes

League approval req.

N/A

N/A

League approval req.

N/A

Grass surface

 

Yes

High quality

Standard

High quality

High quality

Standard

Turf surface

 

Yes

High quality

Standard

High quality

High quality

Standard

Other sport markings

 

OK

Ok

Ok

Ok

Ok

Ok

Bench staging

   

Same side

Any

Same side

N/A

Any

Bench accommodations

 

16 players

8 players

Any

Any

8 players

N/A

Referee bench

 

Yes

Recommended

Optional

Recommended

Recommended

Optional

Substitution board

 

Recommended

Recommended

Optional

Recommended

Recommended

Optional

Team/ ref locker rooms and facilities

 

Yes

Locker rooms and showers are not required for field approval

Technical area

 

Yes

Only league personnel, club personnel and referees are allowed in the technical area

Press box

 

Optional

Not required for field approval

Internet

 

Hardline

Recommended hot spot or hardline

Live streaming

 

Yes

Recommended

Optional

Recommended

Recommended

Optional

                 

Player standards

 

NISA Nation

SoCal Premier D1

SoCal Premier D2/3

U23

Women's Regional D1

Over 30

Minimum age: birth year

 

N/A

2006

2006

2006

2006

1991

Maximum age: birth year

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

1997

N/A

N/A

Number of over/under age players

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

5

N/A

2

Max roster: registered

 

30

30

30

30

30

30

Max roster: gameday

 

18

18

22

18

18

22

Coaching license requirements

   

USSF D

USSF Grassroot 11v11

USSF D

USSF D

N/A