* Teams Wanted *

Shoreline Adult Soccer League, Inc.

TEAMS WANTED

Over-30 League
Masters League (Over-40)
Over-50 "Legends League"
and
Over-60 League

Introduction

The SASL are always planning ahead for the next season. Teams are welcome to apply for our Over-30 League, Masters League (Over-40), Over-50 "Legends League" and the Over-60 League.

Any
NEW TEAM applying to join the SASL, or any CURRENT SASL TEAM applying to move up to the next age level league, should fill in a NEW TEAM APPLICATION FORM and submit it with a non-refundable $100 application fee (used towards your total fees) NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 15th for review and subject for acceptance by vote by all current member teams at the SASL Annual General Meeting in February. Seasons begin mid-April, but the Annual General Meeting is in mid-February. Applications should be submitted to the SASL League Secretary by email or U.S. Mail.

For questions regarding fees for a complete season -- League fees, State affiliation fees, insurance, player registration, referee and assistant referee fees -- please send email to either the
SASL President and/or the SASL League Secretary for more information.

The SASL's goal is to fill up divisions in each league to a maximum of 10 teams and have no more than three divisions per league. So, obviously, if a league is near it's maximum of 30 teams, it will be a matter of first come first served.

The SASL Executive Board will review all applications and we reserve the right to reject any application. Applications deemed acceptable by the SASL Executive Board will be put up for election by all member clubs at the SASL Annual General Meeting prior to the next season.

All new teams voted into the SASL will be placed into the lowest division in the league they have applied to join. It is the policy of the SASL to challenge those clubs to prove themselves if they thought they may be too good for the lower divisions. All of our League Champions and all of our best teams started out this way when they joined the league.
Over-30 League

2016 will be the 37th year of the Over-30 league! We started in 1979.

In
2004 we had 37 Over-30 teams; 10 in each of the First and Second Divisions and 9 in Third Division East and 8 in Third Division West.

In
2005 we had 40 Over-30 teams; 10 in each division.

In
2006 we had 37 Over-30 teams; 10 in each of the First and Second Divisions and 8 in Third Division East and 9 in Third Division West.

In
2007 we had 38 Over-30 teams; 10 in each of the First and Second Divisions and 9 each in Third Division East and Third Division West.

In
2008 we have 35 Over-30 teams; 10 in each of the First and Second Divisions and 8 in Third Division East and 7 in Third Division West.

In
2009 Mini Season we had 34 Over-30 teams; 10 in each of the First and Second Divisions and 7 in Third Division East and 7 in Third Division West.

In
2009-2010 we had 34 Over-30 teams; 10 in each of the First and Second Divisions and 7 in Third Division East and 7 in Third Division West.

In
2010-2011 Maxi Season we had 31 Over-30 teams; 10 in each of the First and Second Divisions and 11 in the Third Division.

In
2012 we had 24 Over-30 teams; 10 in each of the First and Second Divisions and 7 in Third Division East and 7 in Third Division West.

In
2013 we had 22 Over-30 teams; 10 in the First and 6 in each of the Second Division East the Second Division West.

In
2014 we had 25 Over-30 teams; 10 in the First and 7 in the Second Division East and 8 in the Second Division West.

In
2015 we had 24 Over-30 teams; 10 in the First and 14 in the Second Division.

In
2016 we had 20 Over-30 teams; 10 in the First and 10 in the Second Division.

We are ALWAYS looking for more teams to enter the Over-30 League upto a maximum of 30 teams in total.

The Over-30 League is a very competitive league. The more competitive clubs from theOver-30 League enter Over-30 tournaments nationally (the
United States Amateur Soccer Association's Veterans Tournament) and formerly in the prestigous tournament hosted by the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York, which is now unfortunately closed.

Outfield players must be at least 30-years old. Goalkeepers may be 25-years old.

Click here to download an application form for the Over-30 League
Masters League (Over-40)

2016 will be the 17th year of the Masters League. We started with three teams in 1998.

In
2004 we had 17 Masters League teams; 9 in the First Division and 8 in the Second Division.

In
2005 we had 19 Masters League teams; 10 in the First Division and 9 in the Second Division.

In
2006 we had 21 Masters League teams; 10 in the First Division and 11 in the Second Division.

In
2007 we had 26 Masters League teams; 10 in the First Division and 8 in Second Division East and 8 in Second Division West.

In
2008 we had 32 Masters League teams; 10 in each of the First and Second Divisions and 6 in Third Division East and 6 in Third Division West.

In
2009 Mini Season we had 33 Masters League teams; 10 in each of the First and Second Divisions and 6 in Third Division East and 7 in Third Division West.

In
2009-2010 we had 27 Masters League teams (several had moved up to the new Over-48 League); 10 in each of the First and Second Divisions and 7 in the Third Division.

In
2010-2011 Maxi Season we had 28 Masters League teams; 10 in each of the First and Second Divisions and 8 in the Third Division.

In
2012 we had 30 Masters League teams; 10 in each of the First, Second and Third Divisions.

In
2013 we had 30 Masters League teams; 10 in each of the First, Second and Third Divisions.

In
2014 we had 30 Masters League teams; 10 in each of the First, Second and Third Divisions.

In
2015 we had 30 Masters League teams; 10 in each of the First, Second and Third Divisions.

In
2016 we had 30 Masters League teams; 10 in each of the First, Second and Third Divisions.

We are ALWAYS looking for more teams to enter the Masters League upto a maximum of 30 teams in total.

The Masters League is a very competitive league. The more competitive clubs from the Masters League enter Over-40 tournaments nationally (the
United States Amateur Soccer Association's Veterans Tournament) and formerly in the prestigous tournament hosted by the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York, which is now unfortunately closed.

Outfield players must be at least 40-years old. Goalkeepers may be 35-years old.

Click here to download an application form for the Masters League
Over-50 League ("The Legends League") previously for Over-48s 2009 through 2013, for Over-49s in 2014 and ultimately Over-50s in 2015 onwards

2016 season is the 7th year of the "Legends League." We started with nine teams in 2009-2010.

In
2009-2010 we had 9 Over-48s Legends League teams in the First Division.

In
2010-2011 Maxi Season we had 10 Over-48s Legends League teams in the First Division.

In
2012 we had 12 Over-48s Legends League teams in each of the First Division North and the First Division South.

In
2013 we had 16 Over-48s Legends League teams 8 in each of the First Division East and the First Division West.

In
2014 we had 19 Over-49s Legends League teams; 9 in the First Division East and 10 in the First Division West.

In
2015 we had 20 Over-50s Legends League teams; 10 in the First Division and 10 in the Second Division.

In
2016 we had 20 Over-50s Legends League teams; 10 in the First Division and 10 in the Second Division.

We are ALWAYS looking for more teams to enter the Over-50 "Legends League" upto a maximum of 30 teams in total.

We expect Over-50 soccer to grow and become as popular as Over-30 soccer did in the 1980s and 1990s and as Over-40 soccer did in the late 1990s and 2000s. It is expected to start slowly in terms of competition at first, but become increasingly competitive as more players graduate from the Over-30s and Over-40s over time.

The Over-50 League is becoming a very competitive league. The more competitive clubs from the Over-50 League enter Over-50 tournaments nationally (the
United States Amateur Soccer Association's Veterans Tournament) and formerly in the prestigous tournament hosted by the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York, which is now unfortunately closed.

Outfield players must be at least 50-years old. Goalkeepers may be 45-years old.

Click here to download an application form for the Over-50 Legends League
* NEW * Over-60 League for Over-58s in 2016 and ultimately Over-60s in 2017 onwards

2016 season is the 1st year of the Over-60 League We started with four teams in 2016.

We are ALWAYS looking for more teams to enter the Over-60 League upto a maximum of 30 teams in total.


We expect Over-60 soccer to grow and become as popular as Over-30 soccer did in the 1980s and 1990s and as Over-40 soccer did in the late 1990s and 2000s. It is expected to start slowly in terms of competition at first, but become increasingly competitive as more players graduate from the Over-30s, Over-40s and Over-50s over time.

The United States Amateur Soccer Association (USASA), to which the SASL is affiliated through the Connecticut State Soccer Association (CSSA), has Over-60 divisions in it's annual Veteran's Cup, a very competitive tournament. At least one SASL club has been sending an Over-60 team to the tournaments each year since at least 2014!

Outfield players must be at least 60-years old. Goalkeepers may be 55-years old.

Click here to download an application form for the Over-60 League

Cheers,
- Garry Archer (SASL Executive Board)