The New York City FC City Select League is designed to promote a professional environment while regulating the development of youth participants within a positive coaching experience, encouraging long term player development, improving coaching education and everybody’s love for the game.

The City Select League is designed to foster healthy, local competition through an age-appropriate playing environment that enables young players to compete, learn and grow within the structure of academy football. Additionally, by enabling a clear collaboration between youth clubs and NYCFC, we aim to create an inclusive, accessible, and transparent professional pathway for the elite talents in the region.

 

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About the League

 
  • The New York City FC City Select League is a central part of our talent development program
  • Has four divisions which caters to players who are born no earlier than:
    • 2011 (U9) 7v7
    • 2010 (U10) 7v7
    • 2009 (U11) 7v7
    • 2008 (U12) 9v9
  • The League has a strong focus on training and technical skills mixed with respect and enjoyment.
  • The development pathway starts by promoting camaraderie between players and clubs with less focus on winning and more emphasis on performance.
  • For team officials, such as coaches, this league is designed to provide age-appropriate training, knowledge and structure to develop coaches and officials who can maximize player performance while maintaining a sustainable, enjoyable atmosphere for all those involved.
  • New York City FC looks for professionalism and respect at all times both on and off the field.
  • We encourage strong communication, cooperation and honesty amongst Member Clubs regarding our League Teams. Communication between Clubs is strongly encouraged to take place during each respective club’s try-out period(s) should player movement between clubs be known.
  • Code of Conduct will be enforced for players, team officials as well as parents/spectators.
  • The City Select League runs from August 31st through to June 8th and is made up of three (3) Seasons - Fall (September - November), Winter (January - March), Spring (March - June).
 

League Specifics

 

Dimensions

Ages

No. of Players

Field Length

Field Width

Penalty Area Length

Penalty Area Width

2011

7 v 7

60 yards

40 yards

10 yards

20 yards

2010

7 v 7

60 yards

40 yards

10 yards

20 yards

2009

7 v 7

60 yards

40 yards

10 yards

20 yards

2008

9 v 9

75 yards

50 yards

12 yards

24 yards

 

Duration of Match

Ages

Players

Playing Time

Total Playing Time

Total Game Time

2011

7 v 7

Four (4) periods: 15 min each

60 min

75 min

2010

7 v 7

Four (4) periods: 20 min, 15 min, 20 min, 15 min

70 min

85 min

2009

7 v 7

Four (4) periods: 20 min, 20 min, 15 min, 15 min

70 min

85 min

2008

9 v 9

Three (3) periods: 25 min, 25 min, 25 min

75 min

85 min