Formerly SCDSL - Southern California Developmental Soccer League


SOCAL is a youth competitive soccer organization. For the 2021/22 season we offer programming for players in birth years 2002 - 2015, boys and girls.

We have member clubs through out Southern California from Ventura County down to San Diego County and all counties in between.

Our Competitive programming has multiple levels so there is a level of play for every player that wants to play the beautiful game of soccer.

Our programming is "flight" based. Starting with Flight 4 and working up to Flight 1.

Flight 4 is the level between Recreational and Competitive. This flight only plays a fall season (with an optional separate spring season). They play 12 games and do not have to play SO CAL State Cup. There is a year-end Tournament of Champions for this level combined with Recreational teams. This event will be held December 4-5, 2021. These are games that are scheduled within the teams own community (similar to recreational scheduling) but with a little more of a competitive flare to the games.

Flight 3 is the lower level of Competitive. These games are geographically scheduled within your city/county. These teams play a 16-game season from the weekend after Labor Day until just before Thanksgiving and then they return to finish their season in Jan/Feb or March/April (depending on the age group and the high school schedule for the older players). SOCAL State Cup is optional for these teams.

Flight 2 is a more competitive level of play. These games are scheduled geographically and they play a 16-game season, just like Flight 3. These teams participate in the SOCAL State Cup. The college age players have the option to participate in our College Showcases too.

Flight 1 is the top level of competition. Within Flight 1 there are multiple options:

  • Europa: These are flight 1 teams that want to play within their geographic area. They have minimal travel but they participate in SOCAL State Cup and can play in the College Showcase events.
  • Champions: This division has promotion/relegation with the Discovery NPL. They play home/away and can play outside of their geographic area since they are vying for promotion into Discovery NPL. Teams participate in SOCAL State Cup and the College Showcase events.
  • Discovery NPL: These teams play their games at one venue based on which NPL area they are in. There is a North Division that plays at Silverlakes and a South Division that plays in Oceanside. They all participate in SOCAL State Cup and they have one College Showcase included in their season with an optional second showcase.