AYSO will be changing from a school year registration to a birth year registration in order to align with other American youth soccer program providers interpretation of the U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives.
The effective date of age determination for registration shall be the player's age as of December 31 looking ahead of the Membership Year. Example: For MY2017 the division the child will be placed in will be determined based on their age on December 31, 2018.
Individuals who reach nineteen years of age by December of the end of the Membership year are not eligible to participate.
Additionally, participants who shall turn four years of age between January 1 and December 31 are eligible for AYSO Playground Soccer.
To help in determining the proper age and division for players, the following chart is provided and guidelines and rules are as follows from U.S. Soccer.
Please note that this is the new version and has been revised as of 4/26/2017.
How does it really work? Registration for MY2017 for a player that is presently 11 and turns 12 at any time in 2018 will be in the 12U division. If a player is presently 12, but turns 13 during the fall of 2017 or in 2018, s/he will be in 14U, unless a program has a 13U division.
For more information about this change click here to be redirected to the U.S. Soccer website.