16 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 30 games each, over 30 game weeks.

Players born on or after 1 January 2000 are eligible for participation.

In case of a draw in regular time, penalty kicks are taken to determine a winner.

Scoring points:

3 points for a win in regular time, 2 points for a win following penalty kicks, 1 point for a loss following penalty kicks, 0 points for a loss in regular time.

Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. total goal difference; 6. total goals scored; 7. play-off (only for deciding champion); 8. draw.

Relegation from the league:

17-18 place: relegated to regional U19 groups

Promotion to the league:

2 teams from regional U19 groups