In accordance with the new US Youth Soccer Initiative, birth-year registration calendars will now align with the start of the calendar year and run from January to December, rather than August to July as it had previously. The initiative will align registration with the international standard.
How to determine the birth year used for a competition: Birth year registration should be based on the year in which the season ends. For example, if a season begins in the fall of 2023 and ends in the winter/spring of 2024 (ex: 2023-24 season), the players would be registered based on their age in the year 2024. To simplify determining the age group, just subtract the birth year from the year the season ends.
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