Playing 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.  

2017 - 2018 Season

Player Birth Year and Age Group By Playing Season

Birth Year 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
2013       U8
2012     U8 U9
2011   U8 U9 U10
2010 U8 U9 U10 U11
2009 U9 U10 U11 U12
2008 U10 U11 U12 U13
2007 U11 U12 U13 U14
2006 U12 U13 U14 U15
2005 U13 U14 U15 U16
2004 U14 U15 U16 U17
2003 U15 U16 U17 U18
2002 U16 U17 U18 U19
2001 U17 U18 U19  
2000 U18 U19    
1999 U19