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Age Guide

Registration Age Breakdown

AYSO will be changing from a school year registration to a birth year registration in order to align with other  American youth soccer program providers interpretation of the U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives.

The effective date of age determination for registration shall be the player's age as of December 31 looking ahead of the Membership Year. Example: For MY2017 the division the child will be placed in  will be determined based on their age on December 31, 2018. 

Participants who shall turn four years of age between January 1 and December 31 are eligible for AYSO Playground Soccer.

To help in determining the proper age and division for players, the following chart is provided and guidelines and rules are as follows from U.S. Soccer. 

To download the pdf, click here.  

Birth YearMY2017MY2018MY2019 
2017  Playground
Note:  Birth Year Program not 
offered at Region 111
2016 Playground Playground or | Schoolyard
Note: Birth Year Program not 
offered at Region 111
Note:Birth Year Program not 
offered at Region 111

Playground or | Schoolyard 5U - Schoolyard
See Note ***** for Age
Note:Birth Year Program not
offered at Region 111 
Note:Birth Year Program not 
offered at Region 111
2014Playground or | Schoolyard 5U - Schoolyard
See Note ***** for Age
Note: Birth Year Program not 
offered at Region 111
20135U - Schoolyard
See Note ***** for Age

How does it really work? Registration for MY2017 for a player that is presently 11 and turns 12 at any time in 2018 will be in the 12U division. If a player is presently 12, but turns 13 during the fall of 2017 or in 2018, s/he will be in 14U, unless a program has a 13U division.

***** Schoolyard is a program designed for 4 & 5 year olds that continues the learning of fundamental motor skills and introduces soccer skills. The player must be 4 years old by the date of the first Region activity. The Region must set the registration minimum age date to the day and month of first acitivity minus four years. For example, if your first activity is 9/2/2017 your minimum age date will be 9/2/2013 so that the child can be four years old by that date.
For more information about this change click here to be redirected to the U.S. Soccer website. 

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