All soccer clubs in the US have switched to birth year to determine what age group a player plays in.  The format “U followed by age” really means that age and younger. For example, U8 should be read as 8 and younger.

There is another very important component to understand about this chart. To avoid players aging out of an age group during a season, the new top age group for youth competitions is U19. This change aligns with the birth year standard and makes sure that players are not eliminated from participating during the second half of a season.

2024-2025 – SEASON MATRIX

Birth Year Age Group
2018 U7
2017 U8
2016 U9
2015 U10
2014 U11
2013 U12
2012 U13
2011 U14
2010 U15
2009 U16
2008 U17
2007 U18
2006 U19