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.

2019-2020 MAYSA Age Groupings


2015 and 2014 = U6 division


2013 and 2012 = U8 division


2011 and 2010 = U10 division


2009 and 2008 = U12 division


2007 and 2006/05  = U14 division

(may include 8th grade '04s)


2005 and 2004 = U16 division


2003and 2002/2001 = U18 division

(may include 12th grade '01s)



TEAM AGE GROUPS: Teams should be placed in the age group of  the oldest player(s) on the team.  For example in 2019-20, a team comprised of four players born in 2008 (U12) and eight born in 2009 (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 2010 (U10) birth year player may play on and be rostered to a U11 team in 2019-20. 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 2009 (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.