08 March 2015

ERSFNA Youth Soccer Age Divisions

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Youth Soccer Age Division Registration Management

ERSFNA's annual youth tournament supports play in U8, U10, U13, U16 and U18 age groups.  Each year, ERSFNA publishes an age matrix which organizations should be using actively in order to determine where players belong, based on their date of birth.  All Clubs associated with the annual tournament must follow this procedure.

  • Players are allowed to play "up" as long as they are at the top (maximum age) of the age bracket they belong; for example an six (6) years-old player is ineligible to play in the U10 age group. Only eight (8) years-old players may move up to the U10. 

The following table is provided to help organizers manage their team registration for an ERSFNA sanctioned youth soccer tournament.  Age groups shall be comprised of youth players who are, before the first day of the tournament start date:

  1. U18: Under eighteen (18) years of age
  2. U16: Under sixteen (16) years of age
  3. U13: Under thirteen (13) years of age
  4. U10: Under ten (10) years of age
  5.   U8: Under eight (8) years of age 


(2015 Season)


(Boys and Girls)
July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2010
5, 6 & 7
July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007
8 & 9
July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2005
10, 11 & 12
U16 July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2002 13, 14 & 15
July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1999
16 & 17
July 1, 1997 to June 30, 2000
15, 16 & 17

1 Maximum four (4) players under age of nineteen (19) years old are allowed to register.

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