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CALIFORNIA REGIONAL LEAGUE AND US YOUTH SOCCER ANNOUNCE NATIONAL LEAGUE PACIFIC CONFERENCE, POWERED BY CRL

May 23, 2018

FULLERTON, California. (Wednesday, May 23, 2018) – The California Regional League (CRL) and U.S Youth Soccer announced today the formation of the new National League Pacific Conference. The Pacific Conference, powered by CRL, will play host to the top clubs and teams from the two State Associations within California, Cal South and Cal North.   

“The collaboration between the National League Pacific Conference and the California Regional League (CRL) creates exciting possibilities for athletes, teams, and clubs playing in CRL,” said Steve Hoffman, Cal South Director of Coaching and Technical Advisor to CRL.  “The Pacific Conference, powered by CRL, is an exciting opportunity for our clubs and athletes to experience a quality playing environment.”

The new National Leagues structure is comprised of 13 conferences throughout the country. The Pacific Conference will be powered by CRL, and will guarantee promotion for the top finishers in to the U13-U19 age groups in the 2019-2020 National League.  Teams that win the National League, earn a direct qualification to the US Youth Soccer National Championships in July.

The primary focus of the CRL performance environment is to serve the needs of the athletes, coaches, clubs and parents, and to further the advancement of the game through accredited programing.

The CRL performance environment will further enhance the player performance pathway which aligns with U.S Soccer Standards and Player Development Initiatives (PDIs).  As an official identification event, CRL will be scouted by Cal South PRO+ ODP scouts.

The primary focus of the CRL performance environment is to serve the needs of the athletes, coaches, clubs and parents, and to further the advancement of the game through accredited programing.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the benefits of playing in the CRL, US Youth Soccer Pacific Conference and the US Youth Soccer National League?
If your team wins the Pacific Conference, powered by CRL, the team has a guaranteed spot at the US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals, and secures a place in the US Youth Soccer National League. If your team wins the US Youth Soccer National League you earn direct qualification to the US Youth Soccer National Championships.

Why participate in the Pacific Conference, powered by CRL?
The Pacific Conference is a great place for the best competition in the west which includes an opportunity and pathway to the 2019 Far West Regional Championships and the 2020 US Youth Soccer National Championships Series. In the Pacific Conference, your team would play every team in your division, with all games played in a quality performance environment. The champion is the team with the best record at the end of the season with everything decided on the field. A Final Four Showcase, within the Conference, will be held with the top teams playing games against the highest level of competition in the country.

The upcoming CRL season will run from July 2018 to April 2019

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