City Select League -

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.

City Select League -

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 Gaming 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