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US Soccer functions within the birth year your child was born. Please use the table below to identify what age group your child would fall under and what programs are available. 

 

BIRTH
YEAR

2017-
2018

RECREATION

ACADEMY

COMPETITIVE

2015 U4 x x  
2014 U5 x x  
2013 U6 x x  
2012 U7 x x  
2011 U8 x   x
2010 U9 x   x
2009 U10 x   x
2008 U11 x   x
2007 U12     x
2006 U13     x
2005 U14     x
2004 U15     x
2003 U16     x
2002 U17     x
2001 U18     x
2000 U19     x

FAQ

If I participate in training, does my child automatically get placed on a travel team?
No.  You can participate in training without being on a travel team.

Can I be on a travel team without training?
DUSC requires that you have participated in our training program within the last year to travel.

What is the difference between training and footskills?
Training gives the player a complete understanding of the game, both from team and technical aspects, learning to work together. Footskills is more of a one-on-one development between the player and the ball.

Ball sizes by age

Age Ball Size #
Pre-K & 1 3 or 4
Grade 2 & 3 4
Grade 4 & 5 4 or 5
Grade 6 - 8 5

Pocket Guide for Parents

A downloadable game-time guide to the rules and the players from US Youth Soccer. Great resource for parents and parents!