INFORMATION REGARDING USYS MANDATED AGE BRACKET CHANGE
As many of you are now aware, US Soccer has unveiled their initiative to make a change from school-year to calendar year for the age grouping of teams, effective August 2016. US Youth Soccer has explained this shift as an opportunity to "make age groups easier to understand, while aligning our calendar with the international calendar". Using the academic calendar for age groups (Aug 1 - July 31 birth dates ) is only utilized in the United States and Canada. The change to calendar year age groups (Jan 1st - Dec 31st birth dates) reflects an evolution of the 'beautiful game' in the U.S. and will be adopted nationwide.
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