Tennessee State League (TSL)

Tennessee State League (TSL)

What is the Tennessee State League? 


The TSL is open to all registered clubs/teams in TSSA ages 12-19. Teams complete an application and are then placed in proper divisions by the State League Commission. The TSL has competitive levels within 3 Divisions (Division 1, Division 2, and Divisions 3). As a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association our Division 1 Champions have the unique opportunity to then compete at Regional and National level competitions that are within the National Championship Series. The Division 1 competitors are considered to be our highest level of competition within the State. Our next level of competition in Division 2 and the Champions at this level have the opportunity to compete at Regional and National level competitions that are within the President’s Cup. Our final level of competition in Division 3. Many of our teams at the Division 3 level are newly formed teams or come from a more recreational-based environment.

In the Fall our High School aged girls are not allowed to play both competitive soccer and High School soccer per Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) rules. During the Fall, we have a season-ending State Cup for High School aged boys aged 15-19. In the Spring our High School aged boys are under the same TSSAA restrictions. Therefore, we have a season-ending State Cup for ages 12-19 girls and 12-14 boys. In both seasons, accepted teams to our Tennessee State League (TSL) compete for either 4 or 8 final spots in our State Cup. The State Cup is conducted in a single eliminations tournament over two weekends where teams play a single important advancement game each day.

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