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AGE GROUP CHART

For CSA In House Programming we will continue, at least for the 2016-2017 season, to use the school age groups. It is important to us that our youngest and less competitive teams are allowed to play with their friends. 
  

This means that the soccer year will continue to correspond to the academic year, so your child's "soccer age" is the same for Fall and Spring Seasons (i.e., not the calendar year). Your child's soccer age is based on their age on July 31.

                                                 2018-2019 Age Group Chart for FUNdamental and Developmental




Help for Parent's on Understanding SOCCER AGE GROUPS... 

You’d think that determining which age group your kid was in would be straightforward, and it is once you figure it out.
  

Most youth soccer leagues determine a player’s soccer age based on an August 1 cutoff because most leagues “start” their season on August 1. So, the first thing you need to figure out is how old your child will be on August 1.
 

Next, you need to know that soccer age groups are designated U6, U8, U10, etc., which translates to under 6, under 8, under 10, and so on. If your daughter turns 7 on July 25, she will be in the U8 age group.
 

Most recreational leagues don’t have enough players to have an age group for every year (U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, etc.) and will typically alternate every other year (U6, U8, U10, etc.). This works out well as the younger players can learn from the older players.
 

Keep in mind that for In House soccer these ages are guidelines and not rules set in stone. If you have children who need to play up or down for one reason or another (they are ready to play with the older kids, all of their friends are moving up, etc.), talk to the person running the league and they should be able to accommodate you.
 

Travel teams don’t have this much flexibility. Once a kid is too old for a particular age group, they absolutely cannot play in the younger age group. They must move up. Some teams will allow younger players to “play up,” but that player would have to be amazingly good to justify it and is probably better suited being a dominant player in their own age group rather than playing up with the older kids.

CHANGES TO SOCCER AGE GROUPS FOR 2016-2017 SEASON BASED ON US SOCCER MANDATES:

  
PA West Age Group Chart
For all CSA Travel and Classic Teams the following will go into effect for the 2016-2017 season:

Season

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

2023-24

2024-25

Birth Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U5

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U5

U6

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

U5

U6

U7

2017

 

 

 

 

 

U5

U6

U7

U8

2016

 

 

 

 

U5

U6

U7

U8

U9

2015

 

 

 

U5

U6

U7

U8

U9

U10

2014

 

 

U5

U6

U7

U8

U9

U10

U11

2013

 

U5

U6

U7

U8

U9

U10

U11

U12

2012

U5

U6

U7

U8

U9

U10

U11

U12

U13

2011

U6

U7

U8

U9

U10

U11

U12

U13

U14

2010

U7

U8

U9

U10

U11

U12

U13

U14

U15

2009

U8

U9

U10

U11

U12

U13

U14

U15

U16

2008

U9

U10

U11

U12

U13

U14

U15

U16

U17

2007

U10

U11

U12

U13

U14

U15

U16

U17

U18

2006

U11

U12

U13

U14

U15

U16

U17

U18

U19

2005

U12

U13

U14

U15

U16

U17

U18

U19

 

2004

U13

U14

U15

U16

U17

U18

U19

 

 

2003

U14

U15

U16

U17

U18

U19

 

 

 

2002

U15

U16

U17

U18

U19

 

 

 

 

2001

U16

U17

U18

U19

 

 

 

 

 

2000

U17

U18

U19

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999

U18

U19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998

U19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

All teams will be based on calendar-year age classifications:

  • U18/19 for players born in 1999/98
  • U17 for players born in 2000
  • U16 for players born in 2001
  • U15 for players born in 2002
  • U14 for players born in 2003
  • U13 for players born in 2004
  • U12 for players born in 2005
  • U11 for players born in 2006
  • U10 for players born in 2007
  • U9 for players born in 2008 and after
     
There will be more information regarding the US Soccer - Player Development Initiatives coming out soon.  Specifically there will be some changes to small sided games at younger age levels
  
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