Founded in 1976 SoCal Premier has ALWAYS been run by soccer people for soccer people. We are always evolving, adjusting our league to stay relevant in the changing landscape of the game in SoCal, The US, and the world!
SoCal Premier is the largest adult soccer league in California with over 60 teams
SoCal Premier has always let the game determine who is the best. We have been operating with promotion and relegation and following a European calendar and format for more than 25 years.
We are proud to bring our experience and expertise in the game and align with youth soccer in southern California because we have seen that a drastic change is needed if we are ever going to win a World Cup!
SoCal Premier has gone through many structural changes over the years.
Founded by Raul Briones in 1976
1976-XXXX, President, Raul Briones
XXXX-1998 - President, Franz Jensen
1998-2009 - President, Brett Wood
2009-Present - President, Matt Morse
Originally a Sunday league with no official business or affiliation status from 1976 to the early 1980's.
Joined up with the California Soccer Association-South (CA-S) from the 1980's to 2008.
Joined Calsouth in 2008 and formed as a 501c7 to meet the requirements of Calsouth.
Formed a 501c3 in 2016 with plans to launch a youth club and recreational leagues. Ran youth rec leagues in 2016 & 2017
Formed as SoCal Premier, LLC in 2018, affiliated and sanctioned with US Club Soccer.
This organization introduced monumental change to the landscape of youth soccer in Northern California in 2004. They continue to be on the cutting edge and change agents for the youth and adult game.
NorCal Premier has given us full access to their operations, policies, procedures, and practices so that we can bring meaningful and lasting change to southern California.
We partner with NorCal Premier in bringing a true California State Champion through the Copa California!