For any questions not listed, please visit the STAFF PAGE for contact information. 

When can I register a team?

You can register a team at any time. Our most common registration time is between June and August for a September start. You can start by filling out your EXPANSION FORM here.

What if my club wants to compete, but doesn’t want to or can’t commit to a full season?

We have multiple cup competitions that any team can join. While costs are lower, they are determined by region, conference and length of competition.

Here are some current registration dates:

  • Raul Briones Cup team registration is open September 10 - November 10

  • Master's Cup (over30) team registration is open September 10 - October 5.

  • U23 teams must sign up separately for the Raul Briones Cup

  • US Open Cup - teams will be notified when the USOC registration is open

  • NISA Independent Cup - Qualification is through League and Cup competition

What does it cost to play in Southwest Premier League?


  • NISA Nation $10,000 (4th division)

  • SWPL Men's Open 1st Division - $2500 (5th division)

  • SWPL Men's Open 2nd Division - $1750  (6th division)

  • SWPL Men's Open 3rd Division - $1250  (7th division)

  • SWPL Women's Open 1st Division

    • Full season September- May = $2000

    • Half season Fall or Spring = $1250

  • WCASL Over30/Over45/Coed - refer to WCASL Region 

  • SWPL U23 - $1,250 per season for U23 FAQ's visit our SoCal U23 site

OTHER COSTS (in addition to above)

  • Team Performance Bond - $250

  • Player registration - $40 per player

  • Referee fees per game / per team - $100-90

  • Field fees per game - $120 ($200 1st division)

  • Optional - Team Website = $35 / month

  • Included in SWPL fees above - Game Balls, League Patches, Awards, Prizes, NISA affiliation.

A club is allowed to start at a higher division if there is a vacancy. You may also set up a monthly payment plan with the league.

How long is the season?

We believe in a 10 month season that reflects world football.  We only run one season a year for our adult open divisions.  They start in September and end in May/June.  Our U23 division competes from May - August to accommodate college player schedules.

Player registration FAQ

How old do I have to be to compete?

A minimum of 15 years old.

Can I register as a free agent?

Yes, you can fill out a PLAYER INTEREST FORM which is made available to all owners and managers. Then you may register under the PLAYER REGISTRATION PAGE, where further instructions will be provided.

*For any information regarding WCASL, please visit the SITE or reach out to President DAVE RICE.*