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US Youth Soccer Age Group Chart

Age Group Matrix

In accordance with the new US Youth Soccer Initiative, birth-year registration calendars will now align with the start of the calendar year and run from January to December, rather than August to July as it had previously. The initiative will align registration with the international standard.

How to determine the birth year used for a competition: Birth year registration should be based on the year in which the season ends. For example, if a season begins in the fall of 2018 and ends in the summer of 2019 (ex: 2018-19 season), the players would be registered based on their age in the year 2019. Competitions that take place in a single year (ex: fall of 2018 only) should use that year to determine birth year. To simplify determining the age group, just subtract the birth year from the year the season ends.

Year Season Ends – Birth Year = Age Group:

  • 2018-2019 (Season) – 2003 (Birth Year) = U16 (Age Group)
  • 2022-2023 (Season) – 2016 (Birth Year) = U7 (Age Group)
  • 2018 (Season) – 2012 (Birth Year) = U6 (Age Group)

Please use the matrix below to line up your child's birth year, which will show the specific age group for a given season.

Season  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 U6 U7 U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13
2011 U7 U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14
2010 U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14 U15
2009 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14 U15 U16
2008 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14 U15 U16 U17
2007 U11 U12 U13 U14 U15 U16 U17 U18
2006 U12 U13 U14 U15 U16 U17 U18 U19
2005 U13 U14 U15 U16 U17 U18 U19  
2004 U14 U15 U16 U17 U18 U19    
2003 U15 U16 U17 U18 U19      
2002 U16 U17 U18 U19        
2001 U17 U18 U19          
2000 U18 U19            
1999 U19              

 


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