Registration Age Breakdown
To help in determining the proper age and division for players, the following chart is provided. Excerpts of two portions of the AYSO Rules and Regulations that pertain to this matter are:
The effective date of age determination shall be the player's age as of July 31 immediately prior to the start of the membership year as defined in Article V. Players who have reached the age of four years as of this date are eligible to participate in the program. Players who are nineteen years of age or older as of this date are not eligible to participate.
The period of official membership shall be from August 1 through the following July 31 each year.
The following chart applies for the next official membership year and is based on the age groupings in AYSO's Rules and Regulations Article III. Any player whose birth date falls on or between these dates should be placed in the designated division.
|Age Guide for 2016-2017 Membership Year|
|U-19||16-17-18||8/1/97 and 7/31/00|
|U-16||14-15||8/1/00 and 7/31/02|
|U-14||12-13||8/1/02 and 7/31/04|
|U-12||10-11||8/1/04 and 7/31/06|
|U-10||8-9||8/1/06 and 7/31/08|
|U-8||6-7||8/1/08 and 7/31/10|
|U-6||5||8/1/10 and 7/31/11|
|U-5||4||8/1/11 and 7/31/12|
|This age guide is for games and competitions that begin on or after Aug. 1, 2016.
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|Age Guide for 2015-2016 Membership Year|
|U-19||16-17-18||8/1/96 and 7/31/99|
|U-16||14-15||8/1/99 and 7/31/01|
|U-14||12-13||8/1/01 and 7/31/03|
|U-12||10-11||8/1/03 and 7/31/05|
|U-10||8-9||8/1/05 and 7/31/07|
|U-8||6-7||8/1/07 and 7/31/09|
|U-6||5||8/1/09 and 7/31/10|
|U-5||4||8/1/10 and 7/31/11|
|This age guide is for games and competitions that begin on or after Aug. 1, 2015.
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U-5 Registration Exception
The AYSO Rules & Regulations has a U-5 registration option that offers an exception to the Age Determination date, only for players not yet 4 years of age as of July 31. This change was sponsored by Regions where a primary playing season (and in some cases the only playing season) does not start until later in the membership year. It allows the registration of those players who are 4 years of age by the start of soccer activities, but who were not 4 years of age on 7/31. All Regions are free to consider this option. The age determination date for all other players remains unchanged.
U-5 Registration Option