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U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives

(Updated September 2016)
 
 

From U.S.Soccer:

Based on continuous feedback and evaluation, we have made some slight changes to the Player Development Initiatives document. Please know that no substantive information was changed, and the only new detail added was for additional clarity based on questions we have received.

For example, on slide 12, we changed “Field Sizes” to “Field Size Ranges”, as well as noted that a goalkeeper is used for 7v7 and 9v9.

To denote the version, we’ve changed the first and last slides to say, “September 2016,” and will post this version on our website on Thursday, September 1. Please be sure to replace and reference this new document moving forward

In 2014 - 2015, Ohio South ODP began to transition in aspects of the new U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives. This will continue for the 2015 - 2016 cycle with an emphasis on the US Soccer Numbering System, Player Profiles and the 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 game models.

These initiatives will be mandated nationwide by August 2017.

 
 
 

YOUTH SOCCER AGE CHART BY SEASONAL YEAR

(New Model)

Birth Year 2016 - 2017 2017 - 2018 2018 - 2019 2019 - 2020 2020 - 2021
2015        
U-6
6 years old and younger
2014      
U-6
6 years old and younger
U-7
7 years old and younger
2013    
U-6
6 years old and younger
U-7
7 years old and younger
U-8
8 years old and younger
2012  
U-6
6 years old and younger
U-7
7 years old and younger
U-8
8 years old and younger
U-9
9 years old and younger
2011
U-6
6 years old and younger
U-7
7 years old and younger
U-8
8 years old and younger
U-9
9 years old and younger
U-10
10 years old and younger
2010
U-7
7 years old and younger
U-8
8 years old and younger
U-9
9 years old and younger
U-10
10 years old and younger
U-11
11 years old and younger
2009
U-8
8 years old and younger
U-9
9 years old and younger
U-10
10 years old and younger
U-11
11 years old and younger
U-12
12 years old and younger
2008
U-9
9 years old and younger
U-10
10 years old and younger
U-11
11 years old and younger
U-12
12 years old and younger
U-13
13 years old and younger
2007
U-10
10 years old and younger
U-11
11 years old and younger
U-12
12 years old and younger
U-13
13 years old and younger
U-14
14 years old and younger
2006
U-11
11 years old and younger
U-12
12 years old and younger
U-13
13 years old and younger
U-14
14 years old and younger
U-15
15 years old and younger
2005
U-12
12 years old and younger
U-13
13 years old and younger
U-14
14 years old and younger
U-15
15 years old and younger
U-16
16 years old and younger
2004
U-13
13 years old and younger
U-14
14 years old and younger
U-15
15 years old and younger
U-16
16 years old and younger
U-17
17 years old and younger
2003
U-14
14 years old and younger
U-15
15 years old and younger
U-16
16 years old and younger
U-17
17 years old and younger
U-18
18 years old and younger
2002
U-15
15 years old and younger
U-16
16 years old and younger
U-17
17 years old and younger
U-18
18 years old and younger
U-19
19 years old and younger
2001
U-16
16 years old and younger
U-17
17 years old and younger
U-18
18 years old and younger
U-19
19 years old and younger
U-20
20 years old and younger
2000
U-17
17 years old and younger
U-18
18 years old and younger
U-19
19 years old and younger
U-20
20 years old and younger
 
1999
U-18
18 years old and younger
U-19
19 years old and younger
U-20
20 years old and younger
   
1998
U-19
19 years old and younger
U-20
20 years old and younger
     
1997
U-20
20 years old and younger
       
1996          
1995          
Olympic Development Program (ODP) Birth Years
 
 
 
 
 
 
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