STYSA will be adopting both of the USSF Mandates of Calendar Birth Years and Small-Sided Games Beginning with 2016-17 seasonal year.
Information on proposed rule changes that will be necessary will be forthcoming.
Click to view STYSA presentation for more information
Click to view the USSF Player Development Initiatives FAQ for more info and for a copy of the Birth Year and Season Matrix
Click to view Calendar Birth Year Matrix with Notes from US Soccer
IMPORTANT -- WHEN READING THE BIRTH YEAR MATRIX: Birth Year Registration should be based on the year in which the season ends. For Example, for the 2017-2018 season, players would be registered based on their age in the year 2018. 2017-2018 - birth year of 2003 = U15. The Matrix illustrates the year the season ENDS as the determining factor in determining birth year.
Previous charts from USYS showing registration based on the year in which the season begins is WRONG and should not be used.
Also note that the format "U followed by age" really means that age and younger. For example, U8 should be read as 8 and younger.
Click to view US Youth Soccer FAQ
Click here for more information from US Youth Soccer or USSF
This does NOT affect Spring 2016 play. Changes will not take place until Fall 2016.