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Madison Area Youth Soccer Association

ABOUT MAYSA Compliance with US Youth Soccer PDIs

By CLay, 06/13/16, 4:45PM CDT


Read more about how MAYSA is working with MAYSA clubs to create the best options for players within the mandates.

More information about MAYSA League Rules here.


League Format: Dual year Age Groups

Beginning Fall 2016, every-other-year age groups within the MAYSA district will enable teams to play against their age cohorts (U11s or U12s, for example) with the added flexibility of allowing, for example, a strong U11 team to play among the U12 teams.


2016-2017 MAYSA Age Groupings
School Ages included
2012 and 2011 = U6 division 4K and Kindergarten
2010 and 2009 = U8 division Grades 1 and 2
2008 and 2007 = U10 division Grades 2, 3, and 4
2006 and 2005 = U12 division Grades 4, 5, and 6

2004 and 2003/02 = U14 division

(may include 8th gr U15s)

Grades 6, 7, and 8
2002 and 2001 = U16 division Grades 9 and 10

2000 and 1999/98 = U18 division

(may include 12th gr U19s)

Grades 10, 11 and 12


  1. TEAM AGE GROUPS: Teams will be categorized according to the oldest player(s) on the team.  For example, a team comprised of four players born in 2005 (U12) and eight born in 2006 (U11) will be a U12 team.  This is an important distinction for participation in non-MAYSA league play as well; eg tournaments.
  2. PLAYING UP: In all instances for the league it is acceptable for players to 'play up'.  For example, a 2007 (U10) birth year player may play on and be rostered to a U11 team in 2016-17. Note: Actual team formation is determined by club policy and decisions.
  3. CLUB PASS POLICY:  a player may Club Pass within their age group, so a 2006 (U11) player on a U12 team may pass to a U11 team. This is consistent with the current Club Pass policy.
  4. LEAGUE ONE team/player designation:  Teams & players may be designated either 'classic' or 'recreational' in the registration system, within any U11-U14 league division. Teams U15 and above should be designated as 'classic' and those league division will be considered competitive.
  5. Teams/players that plan to participate in competitive tournaments should be classified by clubs as 'classic' in League One, to facilitate compliance with tournament and competitive league rules.
  6. MAYSA will collaborate with clubs to select and organize the leagues.  The younger, 'first year' teams of a dual age group will be grouped together, as will the older 'second year' teams, however it is possible for younger teams to play older teams, and vice versa, if that is a good, competitive fit.