Illinois Youth Soccer started the State Premiership Division in Spring 2013 with support from our competitive member leagues. This exclusive competition was designed to give elite teams that are registered with Illinois Youth Soccer competitive member leagues (Illinois Women’s Soccer League (IWSL), Young Sportsmen’s Soccer League (YSSL), Central Illinois Youth Soccer League (CIYSL), Southern Illinois Soccer League (SISL), and ILLOWA) an opportunity to compete against the other top teams in the state.
Benefits for teams that participate include:
- Self scheduling
- Games can count toward State Cup/MRL
- Top referees
- Club pass system
- Marketing & advertising benefits
Registration: Each Team that wants to play in the SPD must advise the IYSA Member League at the time registering with the League, that it is applying to participate in the SPD. After registering with an IYSA Member League, the team must complete and submit the STATE PREMIERSHIP APPLICATION and a resume establishing that it is a top team in the State of Illinois and qualified to participate in the SPD. Teams are accepted to the Premiership based on the information provided in the resume.
If a Team is not accepted to participate in the SPD, the Team must play in the IYSA Member League with which it registered prior to applying to the State Premiership Division. Since a team that is not selected to the SPD will resume play in the IYSA Member League, no refunds will be issued.
Schedule: SPD Season will consist at least Seven (7) games. IYSA assigns match-up and who is designated as home team for each match. Teams then self schedule at date and time at least Seventy-Two (72) hours prior to the game. Games will be played at the hosting Team’s fields to reduce the cost for all teams. There will be no charge for fields unless IYSA is asked to schedule games at a location that charges a rental fee. That rental fee will be charged to the teams and the teams would split the cost of the field rental.
SPD games are considered league games and shall meet all of the requirements of IYSA Member League play. Teams will follow all rules, policies and procedures established by IYSA concerning playing rules. Playing rules will be equivalent to State Cup Playing Rules. Teams will follow their respective IYSA Member League rules, policies and procedures for all other matters.
Roster: The State Premiership Division will use the club passes system.
Unlimited transfers from within the club are allowed. Before a transferred player may participate in any SPD game, the SPD team must submit to Illinois Youth Soccer a copy of the transferred player’s Illinois Youth Soccer Member League team roster.
Game roster limit is 18 player
QUESTIONS: Contact Bill Bruno at email@example.com or Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-290-1577
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