Qualifications for Entry
Participation in the Spring 2014 Region I Northeast 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:
Eastern New York
Only a US Youth soccer organization member can apply to compete in the Region I Northeast 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.
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 Northeast 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
The 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 Northeast 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 Northeast 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 Northeast League.
All 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.
An 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.
If 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 rosters.
- 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.