A total of 18 teams will contest the league, 16 of which already contested in the 2010–11 season and two of which were promoted from the Liga Nacional.
With ten wins in a row at the start of the season, Barcelona broke the Spanish women's starting record of Levante's nine wins in 2008/09. This streak was broken on matchday 15, when Barcelona drew Espanyol 3–3.
On the last match day, Barcelona secured their very first Spanish championship title.
For this season, the league will use a double round-robin format, contrary to previous seasons were teams were divided in three regional groups of which the best placed teams progressed to a national group stage.
The league was also reduced to 18 teams. Now, the bottom four placed teams will be relegated.
The tie-breakers in placed are with two teams tied: points in direct matches, goal difference in direct matches, goals scored in direct matches, goal difference in all matches, goals scored in all matches. If the tie can't be broken down, one or more play-off games are held at a neutral venue.
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair-play points (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished: (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.