General Information #
Qualifications for Entry
in the Spring 2014 Region I Colonial League will qualify teams for
their National Championship Competition. The Region I Colonial League
is available ONLY to those teams within the following State Associations
of Region I:
|New York West|
a US Youth soccer organization member can apply to compete in the
Region I Colonial League. A team cannot be sponsored by a US Youth
Soccer Member. any US Youth Soccer club or organization that attempts
to sponsor a non US Youth Soccer team is subject to disciplinary action
and dismissal of the sponsored team.
Referee Fees #
The champion of each age
group with six or more teams will be offered an AUTOMATIC bid into the
Region I Premier League the following season. Champions of the Colonial
Regional League WILL NOT be
considered for the Premier League Wildcards (U13–U18) for the US Youth
Soccer Region I Championships. The Premier League Wildcard is granted
to the Champion of the REGION I PREMIER LEAGUE. See Premier League Rules for full details.
- Boys & Girls Under 12 8v8
- Boys & Girls Under 12 11v11
- Boys & Girls Under 13
- Boys & Girls Under 14
- Boys & Girls Under 15
- Boys & Girls Under 16
- Boys & Girls Under 17
- Boys & Girls Under 18
League will consist of a maximum of sixteen (16) teams for both boys
and girls in each of the age groups. The league season will begin in
March and play will conclude in May. Teams will play each team in their
division once for a 7 game season. Games will be played on Saturdays and
generally there will be two (2) games scheduled each day.
All accepted teams must make themselves available
for ALL Colonial League Games beginning March 1st through Mother's Day weekend.
Game schedules will be published by the League Administrator and will not be
changed within 72 hours of the start of the scheduled match.
Teams must recognize that the Region I
Colonial League becomes their primary playing league. Teams are expected to play
the published league schedule in preference to any other league competition in
which they may be entered. This requirement also applies to tournaments that
the team may enter. If your team is not prepared to play the published league
schedule, your team should not enter the Colonial League.
teams must demonstrate a continuity of roster from the previous year to
the current year. To demonstrate continuity of roster, a minimum of 51%
of the players from the team's previous year roster must be on the
team's current roster. Any team that does not meet the continuity of
roster requirement will be fined $2000 and will be automatically removed
from the league. Teams that are new to the league must submit their
roster with their League Application.
official stamped State Association Roster shall be used for the Region I
Regional League play. Each team's roster will be frozen for Regional
League on March 16, 2014. This requirement does not change if
the first game has to be rescheduled due to weather or other factors.
The original submission date for rosters will not change. Note that the
freezing of the roster is only for Regional League play and does not
affect the team's roster in any other competition.
the team's State Association date for freezing rosters is earlier than
the Regional League date, the team's roster is frozen on the State
Association date. Teams that have already completed their State Cup
Competition will be permitted to submit a different roster than their
frozen State Cup competition roster if their state associations permits
and that they maintain a continuity of rosters of 51% between the two
- Under 12 through Under 17's: Guest Players will NOT be allowed on any teams participating in the Region I Colonial League.
- Under 18's: Up to three (3) guest players will be allowed for the U18 age group.
The Region I Premier League will use the three (3) man system for all games. Referee fees are as follows:
|Age Group||Center Referee||Each Assistant Referee|
Payment of Referee FeesApplication Procedures #
team will be responsible for bringing their half of the referee game
fee to the field. A team that fails to pay their half of the fees will
be fined $250.
Game Officials will be assigned by either the State Association's SRA or SYRA.
Applications are available online and must be completed in their entirety. Please make sure to print a copy of your
application and send it along with your check (payable to Region I) for
$475 AND the Application Summary and Club Approval Form to Region I Leagues, 233 Nipmuc Road, Foster RI 02825. If you are submitting for the Region I Premier League, please do not submit a separate application for the Colonial League. We will transfer your Premier League application to the Colonial League if you are not accepted into the Premier League.
application deadline date to enter is Friday, November 8, 2013.
Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent to each team's
Primary Contact, via email, on or before December 30, 2013.
CLICK HERE TO BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Contacts & Administration #
Forms & Downloads #