Welcome to the Official website of the National Soccer League Pacific Conference. The CA North Division is the founding Division of the conference, which was announced by the NSL on April 30th, 2020.
The National Soccer League (NSL) formed in 2000. After significant expansion in 2007 and 2015, the league has finally gone coast to coast with the Pacific Conference's announcement earlier this year. There are 70+ teams spread across Texas, Indiana, North Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Arizona, Maryland, Kansas, and California. The NSL is affiliated with USSF and is a National formed under USSSA.
The NSL has a complete system of competitions featuring Men, Women, and Youth allowing member clubs the opportunity to built teams for everyone.
In the Pacific Conference, comprising of California, Oregon, and Washington, the NSL has a "Club First" truth that starts with a meager annual fee of approximately 30% to 40% of the other US national leagues. The NSL provides official banner, patches, game balls, and twenty-two player registrations in the annual dues.
The Pacific Conference is starting with the announcement of the CA North Division on July 1. The teams have formed a partnership agreement that features the sharing of decision making and sponsorship activities.
The season follows the European timeline with league play beginning in late August and ending in late spring or early summer, depending on the decision of the member clubs. There will be a winter break around the holiday season. The NSL National Championship will take place at the end of January. Starting in 2022, the 2021 NSL Pacific Champion will represent the conference at this event. This schedule will also allow easy U.S. Open Cup and League Cup scheduling.
The much-debated soccer pyramid in the United States is easy to identify at the professional levels where MLS is clearly at the top followed by USL Championship. The fledgling NISA holds the 3rd level along with USL 1. Once we get to the amateur level, any reference to the soccer pyramid is nothing more than suggestive. Some call the top amateur level the pyramid's fourth division, but there is no forth division. This level is considered the Open Division by USSF. That said, the NSL is in this top-level as it is the National League of the USSSA, which is at the same level as the United Soccer League and USASA. The NSL is the only one of the Open Division leagues to run on a professional style schedule similar to the major European leagues.
Each Pacific conference division will be led by a division manager who will have full authority to work with the clubs to operate the division. The conference director will provide support, including but not limited to player registration, general scheduling of inter-conference competitions, and sponsorship opportunities.
The Pacific Conference is looking for Division Managers in Southern California, Oregon, and Washington. Please contact Pacific Conference Director, Nick Arellano, at 408.766.4775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.