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What Division Will My Child Play? Spring Soccer

To determine which Division your child will play, please use the calculator below to determine the Age Group.

Some divisions are combined age groups (for example, U11 and U12 age groups are in the U12 Division) so look at the table below to determine which division your child will play:

Spring Recreational Soccer

Age Group

Division

Mini-kicker Mini-kicker
U6 U6
U7 U7
U8 U8
U9 U10
U10 U10
U11 U12
U12
U13 U14
U14
U15 U16
U16
U17 U19
U18
U19

For Signature, the Age Group corresponds to the division for U9 through U15.  There are no Signature divisions for U8 and younger and U16 and older.

Playing Up and Playing Down

Often, a child’s birthday is close to the cut-off date (July 31) and they end up in a younger division then most of their school age peers.  You can request to play up by responding to the parent information survey that you will receive about six weeks prior to the beginning of the season.  If you don’t reply to the request for information, your request will not be considered, so be sure we have your current email address.  LNYSA Division Director and Coach Administration will determine whether it is developmentally appropriate for a child to play up and you will be informed of the decision.  This request must be made for each season; the player will not be automatically approved to play up if they played in an older division the season prior.  We will not approve play up requests in order to put siblings or friends in the same age group for carpooling or other convenience reasons.

Due to insurance requirements and Calsouth regulations, children are not allowed to ‘play down’ in a younger age group unless there is an exceptional medical circumstance.  If you believe there are such exceptional circumstances, please contact our registrar at registrar@lnysa.org to request to play down.

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