MAYSA PLAN TO ACHIEVE COMPLIANCE WITH US SOCCER PLAYER DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES

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 added flexibility when clubs must create multi-age teams.  MAYSA League divisions will be created to include teams of like-ages, to the greatest extent possible, including single birthyear divisions when numbers permit.

 
2018-2019 MAYSA Age Groupings

 

2014 and 2013 = U6 division

 

2012 and 2011 = U8 division

 

2010 and 2009 = U10 division

 

2008 and 2007 = U12 division

 

2006 and 2005/04  = U14 division

(may include 8th grade '04s)

 

2004 and 2003 = U16 division

 

2002and 2001/2000 = U18 division

(may include 12th grade '00s)

 

 

TEAM AGE GROUPS: Teams should be placed in the age group of  the oldest player(s) on the team.  For example in 2018-19, a team comprised of four players born in 2007 (U12) and eight born in 2008 (U11) will be a U12 team.  This is an important distinction for participation in MAYSA League and also any tournament play.

  1. PLAYING UP:  In all instances for the league it is acceptable for players to 'play up'.  For example, a 2009 (U10) birth year player may play on and be rostered to a U11 team in 2018-19. Note: Actual team formation is determined by club policy and decisions.
  2. CLUB PASS POLICY:  a player may Club Pass within their age group, so a 2008 (U11) player on a U12 team may pass to a U11 team. This is consistent with the current WYSA Club Pass policy.
  3. Team/player roster team-types:  Teams & players may be designated either 'classic' or 'recreational' in the registration system, and play in any U11-U14 MAYSA League tier, however teams anticipating play in MAYSA League Tier 1 or 2 are better served as 'classic', to receive player cards automatically upon birth date verification.  *Player cards are required in Tiers 1 and 2.*  Teams U15 and above should also be designated as 'classic' as high school age league divisions are considered competitive.  All teams in the high school age divisions U15 and above will be required to have pass cards to play. As an additional consideration, teams that plan to participate in competitive tournaments should be classified by clubs as 'classic' to facilitate compliance with tournament and competitive league rules.
  4. MAYSA will collaborate with clubs to select and organize the league divisions.