Age Groups for the 2020-2021 Fall Soccer Season
Begins September 1st, 2020 and ends August 31st, 2021

Registration Age Group Birth Date
U-06 Future Stars Players Born 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2015
U-07 Future Stars Players Born 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2014
U-08 Players Born 1/1/2013 to 12/31/2013
U-09 Players Born 1/1/2012 to 12/31/2012
U-10 Players Born 1/1/2011 to 12/31/2011
U-11 Players Born 1/1/2010 to 12/31/2010
U-12 Players Born 1/1/2009 to 12/31/2009
U-13 Players Born 1/1/2008 to 12/31/2008
U-14 Players Born 1/1/2007 to 12/31/2007
U-15 Players Born 1/1/2006 to 12/31/2006
U-16 Players Born 1/1/2005 to 12/31/2005
U-17 Players Born 1/1/2004 to 12/31/2004
U-18/19 Players Born 1/1/2002 to 12/31/2003

Q: What Age Group should I register my child for?

A: Age groups are based on a calendar birth year. Use the chart above as a reference. Regardless of your situation, players are required to register for their correct birth year age group. Note: Silver Lake Soccer Club requires birth certificates from all players for age verification.

Q: How have age groups changed since the Fall 2015 season?

A: Before Fall 2016, age groups were based on a school year system where players with birthdays from August 1st to July 31st of a particular year were placed together. US Soccer made the decision to change to a calendar year system, where all players in an age group have the same birth year. This change was implemented by Washington Youth Soccer for Fall 2016 registration.

Q: I would like my child to play up an age group?

A: Silver Lake Soccer does not grant play up requests for players younger than U12. This decision is based on "age appropriate" play recommended by Washington Youth Soccer for recreational programs. Playing up to enhance development is not recommended for recreational programs. There are several local competitive clubs that offer a range of development programs for this purpose.