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Youth Girls Sep 14, 2022

Youth Soccer Age Groups Chart

U.S. youth soccer age groups are organized by birth-year. The youth soccer calendar now runs from January to December, rather than August to July as it had previously. Learn about youth soccer age groups using the chart below.

How to determine the birth year used for a competition: Birth year registration should be based on the year in which the season ends. For example, if a season begins in the fall of 2023 and ends in the summer of 2024 (ex: 2023-24 season), the players would be registered based on their age in the year 2024. Competitions that take place in a single year (ex: fall of 2023 only) should use that year to determine birth year. To simplify determining the age group, just subtract the birth year from the year the season ends.

Year Season Ends – Birth Year = Age Group:

  • 2023-2024 (Season) – 2015 (Birth Year) = U9 (Age Group)
Season 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 2026-2027
Birth Year
2022 U5
2021 U5 U6
2020 U5 U6 U7
2019 U5 U6 U7 U8
2018 U6 U7 U8 U9
2017 U7 U8 U9 U10
2016 U8 U9 U10 U11
2015 U9 U10 U11 U12
2014 U10 U11 U12 U13
2013 U11 U12 U13 U14
2012 U12 U13 U14 U15
2011 U13 U14 U15 U16
2010 U14 U15 U16 U17
2009 U15 U16 U17 U18
2008 U16 U17 U18 U19
2007 U17 U18 U19
2006 U18 U19
2005 U19