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