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 ERL League & Elite Division Administrator: Tim McCoy

Premier and Championships Division Administrator: Steve Votolato


The Eastern Regional League is offered by US Youth Soccer Region I for the teams in the New England and Mid-Atlantic states seeking a higher level of play.  The Eastern Regional League replaces the former Region I Champions League to identify itself as the premier league in Region I and more closely align itself with the other three US Youth Soccer Region’s leagues. 

The league is open to teams registered with US Youth Soccer via their state association providing an opportunity for teams to play meaningful games against teams from around Region I.  The league offers play for U13-U19 boys and girls. There are up to three levels of play.  The Elite Division is the top level of competition.  Premier Division is the middle level of play.  The lowest level of play is the Championship Division.

The Eastern Regional League is a qualifying league for the US Youth Soccer National League and the Region I Championship.  The league has a predetermined number of automatic qualifying spots in each age group in both competitions.

The Eastern Regional League utilizes promotion-relegation between the divisions.  To qualify for the Elite Division teams must participate in the Eastern Regional League the previous year or finish as champion or finalist in the Region I Championship the prior year.

The Eastern Regional League accepts and schedules only 16 teams into the Elite Division, unless the league commission determines otherwise.  The Premier and Championship Divisions accept and schedule up to 32 teams. 

The Eastern Regional League utilizes self-scheduling to provide the teams scheduling flexibility.

2018 Eastern Regional League 

Registration for the 2018 Eastern Regional League is Open through October 1, 2017.  Registration includes league fee and registration fee for two (2) three-game showcase events.  The cost:  $2,400.00.  

Timeline for Spring 2018 Season:

Registration Open – Now Open  Go Tohttps://www.gotsport.com/forms/app/?EventID=61319  

Registration Deadline – October 1, 2017

Acceptances/Placement Announced No Later Than – November 1, 2017

Team Acceptance Deadline – November 8, 2017

Scheduling Begins – November 15, 2017

Scheduling Complete – January 15, 2018

Play Begins – February 1st, 2018

Elite Division Play Complete – May 6, 2018

Premier/Championship Division Play Complete – May 31st, 2018




Premier Cup Boys Weekend Powered by Under Armor, Fairfax, VA - March 9-11th, 2018 (Boys Premier and Championship flights)

Premier Spring Shootout Powered by Under Armor, Fairfax, VA - Fairfax, VA – March 29-31st (Boys Elite Flights/Girls Elite Flights/Girls Premier and Championship flights)

Elite Girls Showcase, Dover, DE – April 13th -15th, 2018 (Girls Elite flights)

Elite Boys Showcase, Dover, DE - April 27th -29th, 2018 (Boys Elite Flights)

Adidas Empire Cup College Showcase, Boys Weekend, Batavia, NY - May 4-6th, 2018 (Boys Premier and Championship flights)

Adidas Empire Cup College Showcase, Girls Weekend, Batavia, NY - May 11-13th, 2018 (Girls Premier and Championship flights)

Elite Division Playoffs, Kirkwood, DE – May 12-13, 2018

Premier/Championship rain/weather make up weekend – May 19-20, 2013   Location(s) TBA


All events have mandatory housing requirements through Halpern Travel. 

All events are insured in the event of weather cancellation

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