NEW PLAYER AGE CHART BEGINNING WITH THE 2016/17 SEASONAL YEAR

Over the past year, Washington Youth Soccer has been involved in discussions with our parent organizations, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and US Youth Soccer, regarding potential mandated rule changes to the youth soccer structure. At the USSF Board Meeting held July 5th, the USSF Board of Directors approved the Player Development Initiatives developed and proposed by the National Coaching Staff. These two initiatives mandate small-sided games at Under-12 and a move from school year (Aug. 1-July 31) to calendar year (Jan. 1-Dec. 31) age groups.

U.S. Soccer Official Announcement

USSF's schedule for the rule changes will be to adopt as best practices beginning August of 2016, and mandate as of August of 2017.

US Youth Soccer will implement calendar year age grouping for player registration beginning with the 2016-2017 soccer year for all US Youth Soccer programs and competitions. To align with regional and national competitions, Oregon Youth Soccer will also adopt the calendar year age grouping for State-run programs beginning August of 2016. Oregon Youth Soccer Cups and Leagues will be run on calendar year age groups starting with the 2016-2017 season. There will be no change to the Olympic Development Program or RTC programs, as the programs already operate by calendar year, or TOPSoccer, which operates by skill level.

US Youth Soccer Official Announcement

For questions regarding the new development initiatives, contact your club or association leadership or Oregon Youth Soccer Manager of Marketing & Communications, Simon Date, at simon@oregonyouthsoccer.org or 503.626.4625

 
SIMPLE PLAYER AGE CHART 2018-19 SEASON
2018-2019 SEASON 2018-2019 SEASON

BIRTH YEAR

PLAYING AGE

2014 U5

2013

U6

2012

U7

2011

U8

2010

U9

2009

U10

2008

U11

2007

U12

2006

U13

2005

U14

2004

U15

2003

U16

2002

U17

2001

U18

2000

U19

 
BIRTH YEAR AND SEASON MATRIX

*** NOTE - Player cards are always good for the soccer season which is September 1st through August 31st. New player cards are issued each year for all players. All players must have a current player card for the 2015/2016 season until August 31st, after that date they will need the 2016/17 player card.