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UPDATED Info on USSF PDI/Mandates

Beginning with 2016-17 seasonal year 

STYSA will be adopting 

USSF Mandates (Player Development Initiatives)

Calendar Birth Years and Small-Sided Games 


Click to view updated USSF Presentation for current information

Click to view updated USSF Presentation in Spanish

Click to view STYSA FAQ for more information

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 here for USSF PDIs FAQ in Spanish

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.

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 here for more information from US Youth Soccer or USSF