Premier Club Soccer League

League Updates and Rules

Posted Mon Sep 10, 2012 - 05:35 AM

Premier Club Soccer League (PCSL) is now in its 17th year of existence. It is the longest running adult soccer league based in Utah Valley. PCSL is made up of an 11v11 competitive and recreational men's outdoor league, a 6v6 men's recreational outdoor and indoor league of several divisions, a 6v6 coed recreational outdoor and indoor league of several divisions, a 6v6 women's outdoor league, and 4v4 men's and 4v4 women's indoor leagues of several divisions.

PCSL contact info:

Phone: 801-477-7267
Director: Ryan Cook

* The next season is the fall 6v6 and 4v4 season which starts October 19th-24th. Current teams will be allowed to register first. Then teams that have been put on the waiting list will be added in the order they have been received by email. The only way to be put on the waiting list is to email your info to and be clear which league or leagues you would be ok with entering. 6v6 men's and coed leagues are generally the fullest so register early. There are usually spots for 4v4 men's and women's leagues. 4v4 coed and 6v6 coed dodge ball leagues will start once we have enough teams signed up. Cost for 6v6 men's and coed indoor soccer is $400 + $10 ref fees per game, 8 games. Cost for 6v6 men's, women's and coed indoor soccer is $400 + $10 ref fees per game, 8 games. 4v4 men's, women's, coed and 6v6 coed dodge ball are $200 + $10 ref fees per game, 8 games. Contact Ryan with any questions or for more info.

** Team Captains/Coaches:

Please be early!!! Games must start on time and forfeits will be given after 10 minutes of game time for 6v6 & 4v4 and after 15 minutes for 11v11. No exceptions. We are on a tight schedule. Ref fees are paid in cash directly to the referee. If your team forfeits, your team will still have to pay ref fees and the ref fees of the other team before you will be allowed to play the next scheduled game. I need waivers for all players by the first game unless they have filled one out this year already. I need everyone to email or text their roster before the season starts or by the first game at the latest.

We will use FIFA rules except for the following exceptions and the field size of course for 6v6 and 4v4. Please be aware we have a very strict no fighting policy. Anyone that starts a fight may be banned for life from particpating in the league. Frequent verbal abuse or frequent dangerous play that puts players at risk will also not be tolerated and any player may be suspended or expelled from the league at any time. Once a player plays for a team in a particular division, that player may not play for another team in that division the rest of the season. The only exception is if a player decides to switch to another team and is given league approval by the director or assistant directors. That player may transfer to the new team before tournament play, but they must wait a week after playing for the first team to play for the new team.

11v11: Unlimited substitutions are allowed at midfield under the referee's discretion following FIFA rules. Game day rosters consist of a maximum of 18 players. However, all 18 players are allowed to enter and leave the game as many times as they wish under the referee's discretion. If there are more than 18 players on a team's seasonal roster, a game day roster must be emailed one day prior to each game.

6v6: No offside. Kickoff can go forward or backward. Penalty kick is ten yards away with all players besides the kicker and the goalie ten yards away and behind an imaginary line at the penalty spot. Players can substitute freely at midfield on their bench side as long as the departing player is off the field at midfield. (You still must make the referee aware of goalie subs.) And for coed games, girl goals are worth two. For penalty kicks, girl goals are also worth two but not for penalty shoot-outs in tournament play.

6v6 indoor: In addition to the 6v6 rules above, here are the following additions for indoor. No sliding is allowed when it creates a dangerous situation for any player. What that means is there is no slide tackling, but you can slide for instance to save a ball from going out of bounds or to score a goal if you are by yourself or not near enough to someone else to make it dangerous. A direct free kick will be given for not complying with this law. For those that are familiar with futsal, it is the same law that is under the FIFA laws of futsal. The following are also in compliance with futsal rules. If the ball touches the ceiling or anything above the field, a throw-in will be awarded to the opposing team to the side of where it touched. If a ball is shot prior to the buzzer going off and crosses the goal line after the buzzer, a goal will still be awarded. At the end of games, if stalling tactics are used by a team, it is the referees's judgement whether to add extra time to the game.

4v4 indoor: In addition to the the all the rules above, here are the following additional rules or exceptions for 4v4 indoor. Futsal balls and futsal goals are used. Goalie restarts are a throw by the goalie rather than a goal kick. Sideline restarts are a kick-in on the line rather than a throw-in. Penalty kicks are at the top of the goalie box. The opposing team must be 5 yards away on all free kicks and restarts including sideline kicks. Goalies cannot score goals by throwing the ball into the opposing team's goal unless it touches any player on the field.

League Info

Posted Mon Sep 10, 2012 - 05:24 AM

About Premier Club Soccer League

Premier Club Soccer League (PCSL) was established in 1997 by Ryan Cook as a non-profit 501c3 organization. At that time, there was not a local adult soccer league in Utah Valley. There were teams from Utah Valley that participated in leagues based in Salt Lake Valley and there were tournaments held in Utah Valley, but no local leagues. At the end of a failed attempt by another league (it lasted two summers), Ryan Cook went from field to field looking for teams and players that would be interested in playing on adult club teams in Provo. Eight teams comprised what would be the first season for Premier Club Soccer League, and the league has continued and grown since then. As many as 20 teams have played in a given 11v11 season. Interestingly, very little advertising is done due to lack of field space to run a larger league. A 6v6 coed and men’s league was formed in addition to the 11v11 men’s league in 2005. The league has used fields from Lehi to Payson over the years, but currently rents fields from Orem and Provo. The league provides two to four different divisions of play for each league due to the difference of ability and skill of players and teams.

Ryan Cook, president and founder of the league, has since helped establish other soccer landmarks in Utah Valley. Players from the league were interested in playing indoor soccer, and the league provided an indoor league in 1999 by renting a basketball court. But the space and court were not adequate for indoor soccer. Ryan then spoke to The Peaks about putting an indoor field in its arena. Ryan was soon hired as Program Director for the new indoor soccer field which was opened in January of 2000. Although he left The Peaks soon after its creation, he has remained constantly involved with The Peaks Indoor Soccer. Shortly after leaving The Peaks, Ryan was hired by Lets Play Inc to open their new facility in Lindon, UT. Ryan then helped manage other Lets Play facilities in Murray and Woods Cross until the Lindon facility, Timpanogos Indoor Soccer, was ready to be built. Ryan was involved in working with most aspects of building from construction to formation of leagues. After Ryan left Lets Play Inc, he and PCSL were hired with David Januario to open and run Utah Futsal Arena in Vineyard, UT in the fall of 2009. Ryan left after much success and with a continued relationship with Utah Futsal Arena to reopen indoor soccer at The Peaks. The Peaks put in a new artificial grass field for 6v6 and PCSL opened indoor leagues there in November of 2010. In 2011 the Peaks added a 4v4 artifical grass field. PCSL now runs 4v4 indoor leagues year round and 6v6 leagues year round rotating between indoor and outdoor fields in addition to the original 11v11 leagues it still runs during the outdoor seasons. Ryan currently has been set on expanding the programs of Premier Club Soccer League.

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