AYSO Age Divisions

Starting with the Fall 2017 season, AYSO has changed the way we determine a player's age division.  We are doing this to align with the Player Development Initiative (PDI) of our parent organization, the United States Soccer Federation (sometimes called USSF or US Soccer).

AYSO uses a competition year (sometimes called a "Membership Year") that runs from the beginning of a Fall season to the end of the next Spring season. To determine a player's age division, we now consider their age as of December 31 of the year that contains the end of our Spring season. For the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 competition year, it is the player's age as of December 31, 2018 that determines their age division.

Also, each age division now *includes* the upper age limit.  For example, if a player is 12 years old as of December 31, 2018, they will play in the 12U (meaning 12 and under) division during the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 seasons.

Sound complicated?  It makes some things simpler.  Now, knowing only the year your child was born is enough to tell which division they are in.  And our new registration web site automatically follows these rules to determine which division your player is in.  For more information, see the AYSO age guide web site, including an AYSO age division chart that shows which division your player will be in based on the year in which they were born.  (Note that the chart shows every possible age division, but AYSO Region 390 only uses 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, and 19U divisions.)

Note that these changes do not greatly affect our VIP or Jamboree programs. VIP still welcomes players from 5 to 100+ years old.  And players must be 4 by the date of the first practice to play in our Jamboree program.