Effective Aug. 1, 2016, youth soccer teams at all age groups will be formed using a new “Calendar
based registration system” , and replaces the “school based registration system “ which has been in place for many years. Previously, age groups were determined based on players born between Aug. 1 and July 31 and designed to keep teams on a school-year basis. The change to calendar year age groups will reflect the calendar year, or Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. The initiative will align registration with the international standard.
No exceptions will be permitted in connection with the age bracketing changes relating to older players participating with a younger age teams. Travel players are still allowed to “play up” or play in an older age group with director approval.
Birth Year Chart
The birth year chart below provides an outline on how the birth years correlate to team groupings
during thing 2017 – 2018 season. Note that Meriden Soccer Club’s In-town programs still span two years (for example U6 In-Town is comprised of both U5 and U6 players).