League Overview

THE CREATION OF THE CCL AND A UNIFIED LEAGUE SCHEDULE:

In January 2013, fifteen of the clubs formed the Club Champions League to further their common goals and growth. The inaugural CCL season along with a unified league schedule began play in the fall of '13.

PROFESSIONAL, HASSLE-FREE MANAGEMENT:

The CCL is managed by a Board of Directors made up of the Directors of Coaching from each of its members clubs. The Board has three scheduled meetings: one at the end of each season and the annual meeting held in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Convention in January.

UNIQUE SCHEDULING:

Unique to the CCL is the coordinated traveling schedule. Each club's entire contingent of teams (U11-U17, boys and girls) travels together to all away games. Start times are staggered allowing coaching directors and multiplayer families to watch several games. The compact schedule also provides each club with greater flexibility in scheduling tournaments and friendly games during the regular season.

COMPETITION FOR AGE GROUPS U11 THROUGH U17:

In January 2015, CCL II was approved to expand the club-centric model and the league's player development pyramid. In September 2015, CCL PRO23 was approved to provide the region's most professional, competitive and unique Under 23 league as a player retention opportunity. Although a 9-10s developmental division began fall 2014, in January 2016, NextGen was approved to accurately reflect the 9-10s division as the next generation of CCL players and families. In the summer of 2018, NextGen expanded to include NextGen Virginia as a club-to-club based developmental league and NextGen Maryland as a team-based developmental league. Today, players compete in the Club Champions League within various divisions of the league based on club selection and ability appropriate to them. In 2018, the CCL re-branded its divisions to accurately reflect the organization's growth and player development pathway: PRO23 (ages 16+), Premiership (11-19s, boys and girls), Championship (11-17s, boys and girls), NextGen (9-10s, boys and girls).

Competitive play is offered for both boys and girls divisions U11 through U17. Divisional winners are recognized at the end of each season. Standings are determined by weekly competition: three points for wins, one point for ties; and no points for losses. CCL North also offers U9 and U10 developmental play.

CCL SHOWCASES:

CCL hosts various showcase and additive events for CCL members.

For more information on CCL, please visit their website.

 
CCL Game Schedules

For CCL game schedules, please visit the schedule page on their website.

 
Frequently Asked Questions - CCL Premiership

CCL II COMPETITION FOR AGE GROUPS U11 THROUGH U17

Which MYS teams will be participating in the CCL II?

  • U9 and U10 Boys and Girls - Green Team and White Team - This is Called "CCL Next Gen"
  • U11 - U17 Boys and Girls - Green or White Team will participate in CCL II

Will other MYS players who are not on these teams be allowed to 'guest play' / 'club pass' in a CCL II game?

Yes - there are some restrictions, but this is permitted by the league.

How many games are typically scheduled each season?

There are typically 7-9 league games scheduled per season. In addition, there will be Showcase events.

When is the CCL II season?

  • U15 - U17: Season begins in September and runs through the end of Spring.
  • U11 - U14: Two distinct seasons - Fall (September through November). Spring (March through May)

Do we play games at the same time as other age groups?

Typically, all MYS teams will play on the same day on nearby fields. The league is a club-to-club league.

How far will we need to travel for games?

The League consists of teams throughout DC, MD and VA. The majority of teams are in the DC Metro area.

Can a team play in the CCL and in another league like NCSL?

No, VYSA (the state association) does not permit teams to play in two leagues in VYSA.

Can a PLAYER play in the CCL II and in another league?

Yes - a player can play with an NCSL / ODSL team, and guest play with another team in the club to play in a CCL II game. There are also rules and opportunities for other leagues, such as EDP. Please check with the Technical Director and/or Travel Administrator for details.

Are there roster limits for CCL II teams?

Yes - as with all leagues, there are roster limits and game day roster limits.

If you have additional questions, please email traveladmin@mcleansoccer.org