Qualifications for Entry: Participation in the Spring 2013 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:
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Only 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.
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.
Age Groups: U12 (8v8 AND 11v11) to U18 – Girls & Boys
Age Group Division Size – 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.
Game Availability: All accepted teams must make themselves available for ALL League Games beginning March 1st through Mother's Day weekend.
Rosters: 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 Friday, March 15, 2013. 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.
Guest Players (U12 through U17 teams): Guest Players will NOT be allowed on any teams participating in the Region I Colonial League.
Guest Players (U18 teams): Up to three (3) guest players will be allowed for the U18 age group.
Cost: $475 per team plus Referee fees (Checks made payable to Region I). Teams not accepted into the League will receive their $475 back. Teams who, upon notification of acceptance, withdraw from the league will forfeit their League Fee.
Application Deadline/Procedures: Friday, November 19, 2013. Notification from Selection Committee on before December 30, 2012. Applications are available online. Please make sure to print a copy of your application and send it along with your check for $475 (payable to Region I) to Region I Colonial League, 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.
NOTE: Please note that there is a "glitch" on the printed application. For Question #1 "Birth year of players" the age groups are from the previous year. We are aware of the error and do not require any action on your part. The "online" portion is correct and that is what is used for age group review.
Champions of the Colonial Regional League WILL NOT be considered for the Premier League Wildcards (U14–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