NorCal Premier believes league play should play an important part in a players development. Around the world league play is offered on a year round basis - with appropriate winter and summer breaks - while tournaments are played, primarily, before or after the fall or spring season. This allows clubs to focus on training (practicing) which speeds up a players development. League play also is less demanding physically than playing 3-6 games over 2-3 days and which allows less physically developed players to compete according to their soccer ability - not their physical ability.
Our leagues have different aims depending on a teams age and level of play.