Policies and Systems

Birth Year Agre Groups

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

One Up Policy

WASA will consider special requests for players to play up in an older age group.  Parents who feel a younger sibling is physically capable may request a younger sibling to play up ONE (not 2 or more) age divisions.  Additionally, general requests to play up ONE age division will be considered on a case by case basis.