What do the terms Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold, etc. mean?
Stanford Soccer Club teams compete in Cal North and NorCal in the Copper, Bronze, Silver, and Gold divisions, which provide progressively more competitive levels of play (NorCal’s lowest level is Bronze and does not have a Copper classification).
New teams forming in the younger age groups at the club usually play their first seasons in their age group’s Copper division and then move up to higher levels when warranted: teams typically move up to the next highest division when they have finished a season in first place in their current division.
On the gotsoccer.com website, teams aged U11 and higher are assigned Copper, Bronze, Silver, or Gold rankings, with some teams receiving even higher rankings, such as Platinum or Premier. Gotsoccer.com assigns these rankings to teams based on a point system that considers the number of wins and draws a team has and the strength of its competitors in those matches. A team’s gotsoccer.com ranking may differ from the division it is playing in. For example, although a team is competing in a Bronze division, it may be ranked Silver or Gold in gotsoccer.com.