On August 24, 2015, as part of the U.S. Soccer Coaching Initiatives, USYSA announced that the registration of youth soccer players, nationwide, will shift to calendar/birth-year age grouping, as opposed to the current school-year age grouping.
The US Youth Soccer programs and competitions that will introduce the birth-year registration in the 2016-17 soccer year include, but are not limited to, the following:
US Youth Soccer National Championships Series
US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup
US Youth Soccer National League
US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues