Signature League FAQ
What Is The CalSouth Signature League?
Is your child ready to move on from recreational soccer to a more competitive environment, where player development is the focus? If so, FC Long Beach SIGNATURE may be exactly what you are looking for!
With fixed costs and USSF Licensed coaches, our SIGNATURE program provides an ideal introduction to competitive play. FC Long Beach Signature teams participate in the North Orange County Signature League. The circuit is comprised of intermediate level teams from other CalSouth associated leagues. The Signature program at FC Long Beach exposes players to a higher standard of coaching and provides a more competitive playing environment with the goal of enhancing player development.
There are a number of rules that distinguish the Signature League from club play, such as a 50% play rule for all players, reduced fees and limited travel distances. For more information, please go to the Cal South Signature page at: www.calsouthsignature.com.
How to play on a Signature team?
Any player interested in playing on a FC Long Beach Signature team is welcome to attend our tryouts, or to contact a coach directly. All interested players are welcome including players from organizations outside of LBYSO. Teams are formed through the tryout process the previous season. Tryouts are generally held in the Fall and Spring. The open tryouts are run by qualified coaches and trainers, allowing the Signature coaches to observe specific age groups. Teams are formed jointly by each coach, the Director of Intermediate Play and Director of Coaching.
How much does Signature League cost?
Team fees are higher than rec and less than club. Fees for the upcoming season will be announced when registration is opened. Uniform cost and referee fees are included. Teams may fundraise as much as desired, either to offset playing cost, or to increase the number of tournaments played within the year.
Where are games played?
FC Long Beach is a member of the North Orange County Signature League Circuit. Home games are played at LBYSO fields – either at Heartwell Park or local middle schools. As limited travel is a feature of Signature League, you will typically not travel farther than 20-25 miles to reach away games (40-50 miles round trip). Travel to tournaments may vary and are decided upon by each team.