2016-17 Age Group Chart

2016-17 Season Age Chart

Due to recent mandates by US Soccer, all soccer clubs in the US are switching to birth year to determine what age group a player plays in.  For instance a player born in the year 2003 will play in the U14 age group for the 2016-17 season.  

Also note that the format “U followed by age” really means that age and younger. For example, U8 should be read as 8 and younger.

There is another very important component to understand about this chart. To avoid players aging out of an age group during a season, the new top age group for youth competitions is U19. This change aligns with the birth year standard and makes sure that players are not eliminated from participating during the second half of a season. In short, all the existing U18 leagues should become U19 in the 2016-17 season and this change should cascade down the age groups (Ex: U17 becomes U18, U16 becomes U17, etc.).

Use this chart to determine the appropriate age group for your player for the 2016-2017 season. 

Requesting to Play-Up in Age - If you would like your child to play-up one age group you must make the request during the registration process.

 
TEAM NAME AGE GROUP PLAYERS BORN BETWEEN
98's U19 1/1/1998 through 12/31/1998
99's U18 1/1/1999 through 12/31/1999
00's U17 1/1/2000 through 12/31/2000
01's U16 1/1/2001 through 12/31/2001
02's U15 1/1/2002 through 12/31/2002
03's U14 1/1/2003 through 12/31/2003
04's U13 1/1/2004 through 12/31/2004
05's U12 1/1/2005 through 12/31/2005
06's U11 1/1/2006 through 12/31/2006
07's U10 1/1/2007 through 12/31/2007
08's U9 1/1/2008 through 12/31/2008
09's U8 1/1/2009 through 12/31/2009
10's U7 1/1/2010 through 12/31/2010
11's U6 1/1/2011 through 12/31/2011
12's U5 1/1/2012 through 12/31/2012

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