Classic Age Group Policy

Effective Fall 2018, US Soccer (our National Governing Body) adopted a new approach to describing age groups for youth soccer, basing those age groups on the year in which each child was born.  MSI believes that it is important to continue facilitating the organization of community-based teams so that most kids may play with their classmates at both the Classic League and Recreational League levels of play.

MSI Classic teams age groups are based upon the US Soccer guidelines, with an important caveat:  MSI decided to allow a maximum 6-month birth date allowance to facilitate most “same-grade” players to continue playing with their classmates.  We recognize that there will be some players who are even more than 6 months older than the designated age range, yet still in the “same grade”. However, the 6-month extended age allowance is the maximum that will be considered, as it already means that some players will be 18 months older than the youngest players in the age group, and any further exceptions simply lead to more requests for never-ending exceptions for kids who are just a little bit older.

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Age Groups for Fall 2024-Spring 2025

Classic U9 Age Group (2016)
  • Players born in calendar year 2016
  • Players born between July 1 and December 31, 2015, so long as those players are enrolled in 3rd grade (the primary grade for the U9 Age Group)
Classic U10 Age Group (2015)
  • Players born in calendar year 2015
  • Players born between July 1 and December 31, 2014, so long as those players are enrolled in 4th grade (the primary grade for the U10 Age Group)
Classic U11 Age Group (2014)
  • Players born in calendar year 2014
  • Players born between July 1 and December 31, 2013, so long as those players are enrolled in 5th grade (the primary grade for the U11 Age Group)
Classic U12 Age Group (2013)
  • Players born in calendar year 2013
  • Players born between July 1 and December 31, 2012, so long as those players are enrolled in 6th grade (the primary grade for the U12 Age Group)
Classic U13 Age Group (2012)
  • Players born in calendar year 2012
  • Players born between July 1 and December 31, 2011, so long as those players are enrolled in 7th grade (the primary grade for the U13 Age Group)
Classic U14 Age Group (2011)
  • Players born in calendar year 2011
  • Players born between July 1 and December 31, 2010, so long as those players are enrolled in 8th grade (the primary grade for the U14 Age Group)
Classic U15 Age Group (2010)
  • Players born in calendar year 2010
  • Players born between July 1 and December 31, 2009, so long as those players are enrolled in 9th grade (the primary grade for the U15 Age Group)
Classic U16 Age Group (2009)
  • Players born in calendar year 2009
  • Players born between July 1 and December 31, 2008, so long as those players are enrolled in 10th grade (the primary grade for the U16 Age Group)
Classic U17 Age Group (2008)
  • Players born in calendar year 2008
  • Players born between July 1 and December 31, 2007, so long as those players are enrolled in 11th grade (the primary grade for the U17 Age Group)
Classic U18 Age Group (2007)
  • Players born in calendar year 2007
  • Players born between July 1 and December 31, 2006, so long as those players are enrolled in 12th grade (the primary grade for the U18 Age Group)

 

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