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Jan, 2016

Birth year changes mandated by US Youth Soccer

As previously announced in August 2015, VYSA and US Youth Soccer, along with other youth soccer sanctioning bodies, will be implementing the U.S. Soccer Federation's birth-year registration mandates on Aug. 1, 2016*. 
 
This means that beginning Aug. 1, 2016* all of VYSA's State sponsored competitions including the Virginia State Cup (National Championship Series), National League, Olympic Development Program and Region 1 Champions League will be based on age group cutoffs of January 1. One addition to the previously announced "labels" in the replacement of U-19 with U-19/20 as noted below. VYSA Sanctioned Tournaments will also follow these birth year labels for tournaments beginning 8/1/2016.
 
Beginning Aug. 1, 2016*, VYSA will be using the following birth-year "labels" for competition, based upon the season in which competition ends. For example:Players born from August 1, 1997 - December 31, 1998 will be labeled as U19/20s.
  • Players born from January 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999 will be labeled as U18s.
  • Players born from January 1, 2000 - December 31, 2000 will be labeled as U17s.
  • Players born from January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001 will be labeled as U16s.
  • Players born from January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002 will be labeled as U15s.
  • Players born from January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003 will be labeled as U14s.
  • Players born from January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004 will be labeled as U13s.
  • Players born from January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003 will be labeled as U12s.
  • This chart provides the birth year age groups as provided to VYSA by U.S. Soccer. Please note the U19/20 age group is defined above and not included on this chart