Formerly SCDSL - Southern California Developmental Soccer League


SOCAL is a youth competitive soccer organization. For the 2021/22 season we will 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 member clubs offer a variety of different programs to their members (check out the options available under the PROGRAMMING tab)

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 SOCAL 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.