What's My Division?
This is Perhaps the Most Frequently Asked Question
In AYSO, and in other soccer organizations, we organize teams by age group, and we distinguish those groups by the age of the players before the season starts. If, for example, a player is 8 on August 1, that player is considered "Under 9" and plays in the U9 Division. As the name suggests it is possible to play with an older age group; that same U9 player could play in the U10 Division if his or her parents chose. In general, we recommend that players stay with their age group; however, players born in August often opt to "play up" and join the next older division to stay with their school clasemates.
Please note that regardless of circumstances, players are never allowed to play in a younger division. If you have a player with special needs that can't be met on a team of his or her peers, check out out Very Important Player program.
The different divisions play on fields sized based on the players' age and use rules that are appropriate for the players' development. We offer divisions for each year from U5 to U12. Thirteen and 14 year olds play in the U14 Division, and high school aged players play in the U19 Division.