WSC Intramural Fall Season Overview and US Soccer Mandated Changes

WSC Fall Season Overview

 

The enjoyment and development of the sport of soccer is a key foundation for the Warminster Soccer Club and it’s intramural program. Our program is designed so that not only do our players learn sound fundamentals, good sportsmanship but the enjoy the game. These are only some of the foundations that our program is built on. 

 

Anyone is invited to register for our intramural program so long as the meet the criteria listed in each age group. Our primary season, is the Fall. Practices can begin as early as the 3rd week of August.  The first games start the weekend after Labor Day/Al Perlini Tournament.

 

If you have any questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact our Intramural Director, Kelly Jennings at Vpintramural@warminstersoccerclub.com.

 

 

2011 Birth Year and below– This age group has practice either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday evenings for 1 hour and will play games on Saturday at Munro Park. Practices will take place at Munro Park. The focus for this group is having fun and learning individual skill development and ball mastery . The game format will be 4 v 4.  This age group is Coed.

2009 & 2010 Birth Year – This age group has practice 2 evening a week for 1 hour. Games are played on Saturdays at Munro.  The primary focus for this group is having fun and learning individual skill development and ball mastery.  The games will be 4 v 4.  This age group has separate boys and girls divisions.

 

2007 & 2008 Birth Years – This age group has practice 2x per week with games on Saturday at Munro. At this age group our focus to maintain a fun atmosphere and fostering an enjoyment of the game however skill development and combination play begins to be emphasizied.   The format will be 7 v 7.  This age group has separate boys and girls teams.


2005 & 2006 Birth years – This age group has practice 2x per week with games on Friday, Saturdays and some Sunday’s. The age group play as part of the Joint Intramural League (JIL) and will have home games at Munro Park or Log College and away games at neighboring clubs in the area. The format will be 9 v 9. This age group has separate boys and girls teams.

 

2002, 2003, & 2004 Birth Year - This age group has practice 2x per week with games on Friday, Saturdays and some Sunday’s. The age group play as part of the Joint Intramural League (JIL) and will have home games at Munro Park or Log College and away games at neighboring clubs in the area. The format will be 11 v 11.  This age group has separate boys and girls teams.

 

1998, 1999, 2000, & 2001 Birth Year– This age group has practice 2x per week with games on Friday, Saturdays and some Sunday’s. The age group play as part of the Joint Intramural League (JIL) and will have home games at Munro Park or Log College and away games at neighboring clubs in the area. The format will be 11 v 11. This age group has separate boys and girls teams.

 

 


 

US Soccer Mandated Changes and Warminster Soccer Club

 

The United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer) has announced major changes for youth soccer which will affect Warminster Soccer Club and all other teams, leagues, and state associations throughout the United States, beginning in August, 2016. 

The two mandated standards from the U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiative are for small-sided games (Small Sided Standards) and a change in registration from a seasonal year to the calendar year (Birth Year Registration).

Small Sided Standards -- U.S. Soccer mandated several changes to the number of players and reduced the field sizes for all players 12 and younger. Currently in Eastern PA teams from 8 to 12 years old are played 8v8 while games for 13 and older are played 11v11. Beginning in the 2016/2017 season,

  • Games for 6 and under through 8 and under will be played 4 vs. 4 with no goalie or offside rule

  • Games for 9 and under and 10 and under will be played 7 vs. 7 and played on slightly smaller fields with a “build-out line”

  • Games for 11 and under and 12 and under age groups will be played 9 vs. 9

  • Games for 13 and under and older will play full sided 11 vs. 11.

Birth Year Registration --The biggest modification and impact on the club will be the change to Birth Year Registration. For the past 25 years, age groups were defined with an August 1st cutoff. For example, current Under 12 age group teams are comprised of players born between August 1, 2003 and July 31, 2004. Starting next season, the age group cutoff will switch to January 1st for all age groups.

Your age group is determined based upon when your season ends minus your birth year.   So, for next year, if you wish to play for a travel team whose season runs from August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017 and you were born in calendar year 2005 ; Subtract the season end year 2017 from your birth year 2005 (2017-2005 = 12) and you will be in the 12 and under age group.   If you plan to play in the intramural program, a fall program which ends in November, subtract the season end year 2016 from your birth year 2005 (2016-2005 = 11) and you will be in the 11 and under age group playing in the 12 and under age group.   The main purpose of this change as mandated by US Soccer is so that our country uses the same age group classifications as all other countries that play organized soccer.   These change will take place throughout the United States.

Remember, this mandate begins in August 2016.  The changes to the club’s registration for the intramural program will be for the 2016 fall season.


MOVING  FORWARD

For those looking to adopt the mandates in 2016-­‐17, here is a list that shows the birth year for that season.  Again, please note that when determining the age group for a season, the year the competition ends should be used.

 

Season

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

2022-23

2023-24

2024-25

Birth Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U6

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U6

U7

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

U6

U7

U8

2016

 

 

 

 

 

U6

U7

U8

U9

2015

 

 

 

 

U6

U7

U8

U9

U10

2014

 

 

 

U6

U7

U8

U9

U10

U11

2013

 

 

U6

U7

U8

U9

U10

U11

U12

2012

 

U6

U7

U8

U9

U10

U11

U12

U13

2011

U6

U7

U8

U9

U10

U11

U12

U13

U14

2010

U7

U8

U9

U10

U11

U12

U13

U14

U15

2009

U8

U9

U10

U11

U12

U13

U14

U15

U16

2008

U9

U10

U11

U12

U13

U14

U15

U16

U17

2007

U10

U11

U12

U13

U14

U15

U16

U17

U18

2006

U11

U12

U13

U14

U15

U16

U17

U18

U19

2005

U12

U13

U14

U15

U16

U17

U18

U19

 

2004

U13

U14

U15

U16

U17

U18

U19

 

 

2003

U14

U15

U16

U17

U18

U19

 

 

 

2002

U15

U16

U17

U18

U19

 

 

 

 

2001

U16

U17

U18

U19

 

 

 

 

 

2000

U17

U18

U19

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999

U18

U19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998

U19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is another very important component to understand about this chart.  To avoid players aging out of an age group during a season, the new top age group for youth competitions is U19.  This change aligns with the birth year standard and makes sure that players are not eliminated from participating during the second half of a season.  In short, all the existing U18 leagues should become U19 in the 2016-­‐17 season and this change should cascade down the age groups (Ex: U17 becomes U18, U16 becomes U17, etc.).

 

NEXT STEPS

If adopting in 2016-­‐17, your next steps should be the following:

  • Reference the chart above to determine age groups
  • Based on your current highest age group of competition offered, you will need to add an additional age group above that to ensure that players of all  ages have the ability to compete. This will ensure that players are playing under the correct age group (19 year olds not playing in U18 competitions) and that players will not miss a year of competition.
    • Ex: Current highest league is U18. Player born in December of 1999 will be 19 years of age during the 17/18 season and should register for U19
    • For those that currently have U19 competitions, that moves to U20, and the same applies for subsequent older ages

For those adopting in 2017-­‐18, your next steps will be the same except they will take place a year later.

 

In addition to the video and FAQ, we have also created a chart that tracks the pathway of a player from the 2016-­‐17 season to 2024-­‐25. Since the Player Development Initiatives are rooted in individual player development, this chart may make it easier to see the pathway a player takes based on his or her birth year.

 

 

This chart is organized to demonstrate how players will progress when registering by birth year.  It displays the exact same information as the “Birth Year and Season Matrix” found above.  Again, please note that when determining the age group for a season, the year the competition ends should be used.

·     Ex: 2017-­‐18 = 2018 -­‐ U7 = 2011

Age Group

U6

U7

U8

U9

U10

U11

U12

U13

U14

U15

U16

U17

U18

U19

Season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016-17

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

2017-18

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

2018-19

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

2019-20

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2020-21

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2021-22

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2022-23

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2023-24

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2024-25

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

 


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