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Team-centric Pacific Conference pathway defined for Cal South teams


FRISCO, Texas (June 2, 2022) — The US Youth Soccer National League and Cal South are aligned and working together to unveil a new team-centric pathway for southern California teams to compete in the USYS Pacific Conference, one of 13 conferences within the National League.

Beginning in the 2022-23 season, the California Regional League (Premier) and Coast Soccer Premier League will each serve as a Conference Qualifier division that provides a direct pathway into the Premier I South Division of the Pacific Conference. As a top-tier division in the Pacific Conference, the Premier I South Division presents teams with the opportunity to earn qualification into USYS National League P.R.O., as well as the USYS Far West Regional Championships.

USYS League America represents the base of the Cal South team-centric pathway, with the Coast Soccer League, Pacific Players League and Presidio Soccer League providing additional competitive opportunities that can lead to the Conference and Conference Qualifier levels.

“We’re happy to be working with Cal South to ensure there is a competitive pathway for teams to advance into the Pacific Conference and have opportunities to earn their place into National League P.R.O. and the USYS Far West Regional Championships,” said Simon Collins, USYS National League Commissioner. “The pathway in Cal South helps to provide a proper level of competition for all players, from the earliest ages up through college, to promote an enjoyable soccer experience for all involved.”

“The new Cal South is excited about the improved pathway continuing to provide opportunities of excellence for players, coaches and families,” said Terry Fisher, Cal South CEO.

The Pacific Conference includes play for boys and girls teams in California within the 12U through 19U age groups. As one of the 13 National League Conferences, the Pacific Conference provides the only path for automatic qualification into National League P.R.O., as well as opportunities for direct advancement into the USYS Far West Regional Championships.

For more information on the Pacific Conference, click here.