US Soccer Age Matrix

In accordance to US Soccer's change in age format from split year ("U10" for example), all US soccer leagues (EDP, BBSL, AAYSA, included) must adhere to the new birth year format. The age group of a team is determined by the birth year of the oldest player on the roster.

Leagues begin in the Fall and runs through Spring, so a player's age group is determined at the onset of the Fall season. For example, in Fall 2021 (F2021), a player's age group will be determined based on his birth year and the chart below for Fall 2021 - Spring 2022. A player born in 2007, would play in the "U15" age group for Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 soccer seasons.

Remember, you move up in age group each Fall season, not during the Spring season.

Note per AAYSA:  Players must be 7 years old before they are allowed to participate in games in the Fall season. No exceptions to this rule will be entertained. However, players who turn 7 during the Fall or Spring seasons are allowed to practice with their teammates up until they turn 7 and then play in games once they actually are 7 years of age

Season /
Birth Year
Fall 2022-
Spring 2023
Fall 2023-
Spring 2024
Fall 2024-
Spring 2025
2021 Tots
2020 Tots Tots/Juniors
2019 Tots Tots/Juniors Juniors/Seniors
2018 Tots/Juniors Juniors/Seniors Seniors
2017 Juniors/Seniors Seniors U8
2016 Seniors U8 U9
2015 U8 U9 U10
2014 U9 U10 U11
2013 U10 U11 U12
2012 U11 U12 U13
2011 U12 U13 U14
2010 U13 U14 U15
2009 U14 U15 U16
2008 U15 U16 U17
2007 U16 U17 U18
2006 U17 U18 U19
2005 U18 U19  
2004 U18 (if in High School)    

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