The Northwest Champions League strives to take youth soccer to a higher level of professionalism in organization and operation, while creating a unique level of competition for U12 through U18 premier teams in Oregon and Washington. The NWCL will be a supplement (and not a replacement) to other primary youth leagues in Oregon and Washington such as the Oregon Premier League, Player Development League and the Puget Sound Premier League.
Teams for the second season have been selected on the basis of results from the 2010 fall season, 2011 spring season for senior girls, performance in the Oregon and Washington State Championship and other criteria established by the Soccer Advisory Board.
COMPETITIVE FORMAT FOR 2011
Age groups: Boys and Girls U11 through U14 (Girls U15-U18 TBD)
Competitive Format: Six games played over two venue-based weekends described below. Teams in Group 1 will play all teams in Group 2. Group winners and runners-up will play in the NWCL finals. All games will be 11 v 11.
Winners Receive: NWCL Champions receive a trophy, medals and an automatic acceptance into the 2012 Surf Cup.
(a) August 27-28, 2011 in Portland, OR (3 games)
(b) October 8-9, 2011 at 60 Acres in Redmond, WA (3 games)
(c) NWCL Finals: December 3-4, 2011 in Seattle, WA
Cost: $950 per team. The cost includes program administration, website hosting, scheduling, scorekeeping, referee fees for all games, hosting of NWCL Finals and awards for winners and runners-up.
Each participating team must have access to playing facilities that meet the minimum standards of the league. All teams must have a team manager for the duration of the season who will be responsible for all team management, communication, scheduling and registration.
The NWCL will be governed by a Soccer Advisory Board composed of coaching directors from participating clubs in Oregon and Washington.