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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.


As communicated on July 27, 2015, our national governing body, US Soccer, has announced that the following formats of play are to be adopted as a best practice by August 2016 and will be mandated of all youth member organizations with US Soccer by August 2017.  However, Kansas and other US Youth Soccer State Associations are proceeding with implementation in August 2016.

  • 6U ­- 8U  is 4v4 (no GK)
  • 9U ­- 10U is 7v7 (including a GK)
  • 11U - 12U is 9v9 (including a GK)
  • 13U - and above is 11v11 (including a GK)

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.


Phil Gomez
State Registrar
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