The CPL season of play will begin two weeks earlier than in previous years, specifically on August 27th, 2016 (Saturday of the weekend before Labor Day weekend). Matches will be scheduled for September 3rd (Saturday of the Labor Day weekend); the last scheduled games will play Saturday, November 5th (10 play dates). The 'mid-season' break Saturday (for most teams) will be October 15th; mid-season adjustments will be determined after four games, and take effect October 1st.
The CPL schedule change is necessitated by a change in the High School season of sport for soccer, which is now a winter sport for both the girls and boys. District Cup for U16 and U19 teams will be played November 12th/13th and 19th (also on November 20th if necessary). The U10, U12 and U14 District Cup dates will be in December as in previous years.
USYSA recently recommended that a combined U19/20 age group be available for those who would lose a year of eligibility due to the new calendar year age group definition. Players with August 1st, 1997 through December 31st, 1997 birth dates are in this group. In CPL, this age group will continue to be referred to as Under 19 (U19), and will include players aged 16, 17 and 18, plus those who become 19 on or after August 1st.