Dear Kansas Youth Soccer Members,
This communication is intended to better assist our teams, clubs, and leagues in understanding & implementing changes, as mandated by US Soccer, as efficiently & effectively as possible.
CALENDAR BIRTH YEAR REGISTRATION- EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2016
Effective August 1, 2016 teams at all age groups will be formed using a new cut-off date of January 1.
- The current age group cut--off of August 1 (players born on or after August 1 are eligible) was designed to keep teams on a SCHOOL YEAR basis so that teams were generally created of players within the same academic grade. For this reason, it was referred to as ‘SCHOOL YEAR’ based registration.
- The new age group cut--off of January 1 (players born on or after January 1 are age eligible) is consistent with the dates used internationally in forming youth soccer teams. This cut--off is referred to as ‘CALENDAR BIRTH YEAR’ registration.
To download the full PDF that includes all player initiatives CLICK HERE.
Should you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the KSYSA State Office.
KANSAS YOUTH SOCCER