What is league Championship?
League Championship is a U.S. Youth Soccer sanctioned league that offers selected LIJSL member teams with an additional pathway to the USYS Eastern Regional and National Championships. The League Championship is comprised of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), Club Champions League (CCL), Club Champions League New England and the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL). Each of the founding member leagues have historically proven to be successful in State Cup, Regional, and National Competitions.
Who is eligible to represent LIJSL in the League Championship?
Only LIJSL registered teams are eligible to play in League Championship.
Which age groups are eligible for League Championship
U13 to U19/U20*
*For 2020-21, USYS League Championship and National Championship Series (State Cup, Regionals, Nationals) will be offering a combined U19/U20 age bracket (Players Born in 2001/2002).
Can teams participate in League Championship while playing in another youth soccer league?
Yes, teams can play in another platform and also take part in League Championship but they must also play in ENY State Cup. Teams may also only play in League Championship along with ENY State Cup to qualify to play in the East Regionals.
How do teams apply for League Championship?
Teams can apply here
What is the cost of League Championship?
The cost is $395 and this includes the referee assigning fees. This does not include game day referee fees, which are due at the field.
How many games will teams play in League Championship?
Teams will play in up to 8 games before going to the League Championship playoffs.
How many teams will be in each age group?
There can be up to 8 teams per age group and gender.
What other leagues are involved in LC?
LIJSL, CCL New England, National Capital Soccer League, CCL Virginia. The winners of these leagues will play against LIJ’s League Championship winner in playoffs to be held on May 22nd in Virginia.
If a teams plays in LC, is the team eligible for ENY State Cup?
Yes, League Championship is a state cup qualifying league.