New Information About Our Divisions
(NOTE: Age restrictions must be met at time of registration. Proof of age will be required - Photo ID)
Open League (A) - Open to men and women over the age of 16. (Players under age 18 must fill out an additional form with the West Virginia Soccer Association). High level of competition, and comprised of past collegiate players, and college age/level athletes. Games are 90 minutes, full-sided, and all legal tackles are permitted.
Open League (B) - Open to men and women over the age of 16. (Players under age 18 must fill out an additional form with the West Virginia Soccer Association). No slide-tackling permitted. Games are 90 minutes, full-sided.
Over 35 (A) - Men over 35, Women over 20. No slide-tackling permitted, and NO aggressive play! Teams must have 2 women on the field at all times or play short-handed (max. 9 men on the field at a time). Games are 90 minutes (45 min halves with a water break if team captains agree to have one).
Over 35 (B) – Men over 35, Women over 16. NO Contact League (obviously no aggressive play or slide-tackling). Score will be kept. Teams must have 2 women on the field at all times or play short-handed (max. 9 men on the field at a time). Games will be 90 minutes (45min halves) water breaks available upon player’s request.
*ALL Players must fill out a liability waiver when registering for their team at the registration the table/tent before stepping on the field if they have not done so in a past season.
**Promotion / Relegation
This season our league will be run similar to many leagues, we know and watch, throughout the world. The top team from each "lower" division will be promoted to the "upper" level within their respective division, A or B. This would also have the bottom team from each "upper" division relegated to the "lower" level within their division. *The promotion and relegation of teams will be determined based on each division's regular season games, with play-off games excluded. *Teams will not be promoted / relegated between divisions (A and B). This will keep all of our division on a more level playing field. Team(s) who excel in a particular "lower" division will be challenged the following year by teams in the upper division, while the bottom team(s) from the "upper" divisions will get to join the "lower" level within their division, and seek to be more successful than they were the previous season.