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US Youth Soccer East

ERL Information

Registration | Age Groups | FAQs


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Team Applications
Team applications will be accepted via  Applications will open on August 1, 2016.  Deadline for applications is October 1, 2017 

Team Fee
The team fee for the 2018 Eastern Regional League fee is 2400.00.  This amount includes the league registration fee and the registration fees for both showcase events.  Payment should be made via check to the Region I office; please include a copy of the electronic application confirmation.  This fee does not include referee fee or field rental outside the two showcase events.

Acceptance Process
Qualification Review
No team may participate in the ERL without approval from their respective US Youth Soccer State Association.  Once the application process closes, the Eastern Regional League will forward the list of applying teams to the Region I State Associations.  The State Associations will then verify that all applying teams are registered, in good standing, and qualified to participate in the Eastern Regional League.  Teams competing in the Eastern Regional League must also satisfy eligibility requirements for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.

Teams cleared to participate in the Eastern Regional League, by their State Association, are not automatically accepted into the Eastern Regional League.  The league commission will evaluate all qualifying teams and determine final acceptances into the Eastern Regional League based on the number of positions available and the configuration of teams in each division and sub-division.

Acceptance/Placement Notification
The league will notify teams of acceptance and placement.  Upon notification teams will have seven (7) days to confirm acceptance.  Teams not accepting placement in the league prior to the acceptance deadline will receive a refund.  Teams not responding by the deadline will be considered to have accepted placement.

Fees will be paid by check.  All checks will be held until the team is accepted.  Accepted teams’ checks will be deposited, and all other checks will be returned.  Once a team is accepted, and the team’s check is deposited, no refund will be given.


Age Groups

The Eastern Regional League will offer league play for Boys and Girls as follows: 

13 and Under (2005) – Birth year 2005, born January 1, 2005 or later
14 and Under (2004) – Birth year 2004, born January 1, 2004 or later
15 and Under (2003) – Birth year 2003, born January 1, 2003 or later
16 and Under (2002) – Birth year 2002, born January 1, 2002 or later
17 and Under (2001) – Birth year 2001, born January 1, 2001 or later
18 and Under (2000) – Birth year 2000, born January 1, 2000 or later
19 and Under (1999) – Birth year 1999, born January 1, 1999 or later



Frequently Asked Questions

How much do we pay the referees?
Referees working 13U and 14Ugames are paid $70.00.  AR’s working 13U and 14U games are paid $45.00 each.  This is a total of $160.00 which is split between the two teams.

Referees working 15U-19U games are paid $80.00.  AR’s working 15U-19U games are paid $50.00 each.  This a total of $180.00 which is split between the two teams.

Do we pay the referees for our games in the events?
No. The event will pay the referee and assistant referees for their work during the showcase/event.

Who assigns the referees?
The Eastern Regional League assigns the games.  The league has an assignor in each state who assigns the games.

We’re playing at a neutral site. Who pays for the field?
Teams involved in a neutral site game split the cost of the field.

How do we club pass a player?
The league permits teams to use up to seven (7) club pass players per game.  The player must be rostered with another team in the same club. 

Simply provide the referee with the player’s player pass along with the other player pass and roster.  Let the referee know which player is a club pass player.  You can note it on the copy of the roster you provide the referee.

Can we add a player to our roster?
Yes. The league does not freeze rosters.  A player may be added at any time.  Please note-players added after a state’s State Cup roster freeze will not be eligible to compete in any phase of the National Championship Series.