The base criteria for a league wanting to achieve The FA Charter Standard League (CSL) award are:

• 60% of all teams in the league are FA Charter Standard Clubs and to hit 100 per cent within two years of attaining the award. New teams joining a CSL have a year to become an FA Charter Standard Club.

• Divisions in youth leagues should contain of no more than 12 teams.

• The League must have a development plan that reflects the needs of its member clubs/teams.

• The league must use a web-based results/fixtures/tables system, preferably FULL-TIME (although this is not mandatory).

• Work towards a League Development Plan

Please find further information here.