The Piedmont Conference will qualify up to twelve (12) teams into Premier I for the 2024-25 Conference season using the following criteria. The Team Selection Committee shall have the final determination on the number of teams in a gender age group.
- The four (4) highest finishing teams in each 13U-18U Premier I gender age group, according to the
standings of the 2023-24 Piedmont Conference season shall automatically qualify for their rising gender
age group in their 2024-25 Conference.
- The State Associations of Georgia and North Carolina will each receive three (3) qualifying Conference
slots in each 14U-19U gender age group for teams not already qualified into the 2024-25 Conference.
- The State Association of South Carolina will receive two (2) qualifying Conference slot in each 14U-19U
gender age group for a team not already qualified into the 2024-25 Conference.
- The 13U gender age group will include up to twelve (12) teams. The State Associations of North
Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia shall submit zero (0), two (2), or four (4) teams into the 13U gender
- In situations whereby a team does not apply for participation for a season where such team had previously
qualified as a Premier I division team or if a state association qualifying position is not filled, such slot may be
filled at the discretion of the Conference Team Selection Committee.
14U-19U Boys/Girls Premier I Hosting Dates (Fall 2023)
- August 19 – August 20: Canton, GA (Badger Creek Park & Augusta, GA (Patriots Park)
- September 2 – 4: Greenville, SC (MESA Soccer Complex)
- September 16 – 17: Wilson, NC (J Burt Gillette Athletic Complex)
- September 23 – 24: RAIN DATE
- Sep 30 – Oct 1: Marietta, GA & Acworth, GA (Hubert Park, Tramore Park, Franklin Gateway)
- October 14 – 15 Irmo, SC (SCUFC West Soccer Complex) & Columbia, SC (SE Freight Lines Soccer Center)
- October 22 – 23: RAIN DATE
- October 29 – 30: RAIN DATE
13U Boys/Girls Premier I Hosting Dates (Spring 2023)
The US Youth Soccer Piedmont Conference has partnered with TRAVELING TEAMS to provide superior support when it comes to hotel accommodations for your team. Through this partnership for the 2023-24 season, teams can more easily reserve, manage, and ensure the best rate for all their hotel needs during Conference play.
- Editing Registration, Locating Account#, Viewing Balance
- Changing Payment Method and Changing Credit Card On File
- Clubs Building and Sharing Fields in GotSport
- Updating Team Contact Information
- Locating Team Contact Information
- Roster Building for Clubs Admins
- Roster Building for Team Admins
- Team Pre-Game Tasks
Q: When is the application deadline for the upcoming season and how do I access the application link?
Piedmont Conference teams are required to submit accurate information to the questions provided. Any misrepresentation may result in the team being disqualified from Conference participation.
Registration Deadline for 14U-19U teams: Thursday, June 15, 2023
Registration Deadline for 13U teams: Thursday, December 7, 2023
Please note that since GotSport is newer platform, a team official may need to first create a profile. A walkthrough guide to registering your team for the Piedmont Conference can be found on the Piedmont Conference webpage.
Q: How do I locate team contact information for teams in my division?
A: Click here to view a short walkthrough on locating team contact information on the GotSport public pages.
Q: How do I add myself as the contact person for my team and get emails from the Conference?
A: The coaches and managers on a team’s Conference roster is who displays as the contact person for a team and who will receive emails from the Conference. For steps on how to add a coach or manager to a Conference roster, please click here to view a short walkthrough.
Q: How many players can be on our team?
A: Teams may utilize thirty players during the course of a season in accordance with League Rules and Policies. A maximum 22-player Team Roster with additional use of a Club Pass Roster shall be utilized in all age groups. Club Pass players may only come from within a team’s club, provided that the player is a US Youth Soccer member. All rosters shall be submitted to the league through the GotSport platform.
Q: Can I remove players from my roster?
A: Once a player is on a conference roster, such player is frozen on such a team’s pool of thirty players for the remainder of the Conference season. Players may only be removed, prior to the team’s first game of the season, by the approval of the League Manager.
Q: What is the time frame to make adjustments to my roster?
A: Any roster modification for weekend games must be made before 12 PM EST on the Friday before the weekend games. There are no exceptions to this. Any modifications sent after this deadline will not be accepted.
Q: Can a player play for multiple teams on the same day?
A: Club pass players cannot play for two teams on the same day, see rules below:
17.04 Player Limitations
A player may play for only one Conference team during any single day. Once a player is on the roster of a team in the Conference in a gender age group and such team has played one match in Conference competition, such player may not appear on another team’s roster in such gender age group during the remainder of the Conference season. In situations where a club may have multiple teams participating in the Conference, a player or players may be listed on multiple teams rosters in different age groups, but at no time may a player play for more than one team on the same day, and not play on more than one team in the same gender age group. Under no circumstances may a player be listed on multiple team rosters if such teams are from different clubs.
During the conference season, a goalkeeper may be listed on up to two Conference team match day team lineups per day from the same club, with the written consent by the conference league manager. A goalkeeper may not play on more than one team in the same gender age group, and is subject to the same standards as club pass players.
Q: How much do we pay referees?
Piedmont Conference games will use a 3-man referee system. The amount and form of payment to referees in the Piedmont Conference will be in accordance with the Conference Operating Procedures. Payment amounts are summarized below:
13U-16U: $150.00 (Center $70, AR1 $40, AR2 $40). $75.00 per team.
17U-19U: $180.00 (Center $80, AR1 $50, AR2 $50). $90.00 per team.
Q: Who submits the GotSport Game Card?
A: ALL match scores must be entered and game cards uploaded by both teams. Please refer to the Post Game Responsibilities document located in the Walkthrough Drop Down
Q: How do we receive National League Patches and where are they supposed to be placed on our uniforms?
A: All patches are either handed out to teams at events or sent to the club for distribution to the teams as requested by the club. The placement of patches on uniforms can be found on pages 15 and 16 of the National League – Brand Guidelines document found in the Team Information drop down on the USYS website.
About the Conference
The US Youth Soccer Piedmont Conference consists of teams primarily from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
The Piedmont Conference operates league play for boys and girls teams in the 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U and 19U age groups.
Boys and girls teams in the 14U-19U age groups play their games primarily in the fall.
Boys and girls teams in the 13U age group play their games primarily in the spring.
- The highest level of play for each age group takes place within a Premier I Division.
The Piedmont Conference is one of 13 Conferences within the National League that offer team-based competition, meaning each team earns its place into the appropriate level of play through its play on the field. The 13 Conferences share national connectivity via the Conference Playoffs, which provide a platform for the top 10 percent of teams from the 3,500+ teams playing in the conferences to come together and compete for an opportunity to continue on the pathway toward the US Youth Soccer National Championships.
The conferences provide teams with two pathways that help teams work their way toward advancing to the USYS National Championships.
- National League Pathway – Conference teams can qualify for the National League Conference Playoffs and have an opportunity to ultimately advance to the National Championships. In order to do so, they must:
- Qualify for the Conference Playoffs by finishing as one of the top teams in the highest level of its conference in the previous seasonal year.
- Compete at the Conference Playoffs and earn advancement to National League P.R.O.
- Compete at National League P.R.O. and finish in a qualifying position for the USYS National Championships.
- Regional Championships Pathway – Conference teams can qualify for their respective Regional Championship to have an opportunity to ultimately advance to the National Championships. In order to do so, they must:
- Finish as one of the top teams in the highest level of its conference to earn a spot in the Regional Championships at the end of that same seasonal year.
- Win the Regional Championship to advance to the USYS National Championships.