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US Soccer Birth Year FAQs

2017 - 2018  *  New Birth Year Age Groups for Tryouts  *


As some of you may know, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) recently announced new mandates for youth soccer, one of which is a transition to calendar/birth year age groups. Up until now, Montclair United, as well as the leagues and tournaments in which we participate, have operated with a August to July calendar when determining age groups and forming teams.


Northern Counties Soccer Association (NCSA), Eastern Development Program (EDP) and Mid Atlantic Premier Soccer (MAPS) leagues have all announced they will be adopting the new birth year mandate effective 8/1/2016.This change will impact every age group and every team for the 2016/17 season. To illustrate, when we announce 2016/17 tryouts (early Spring), your son or daughter will be trying out for the age group corresponding with their birth year (view chart).


We recognize that the changes will alter the make up of every age group and that MUSC’s traditional tryout process must be modified in order to efficiently and accurately transition to birth-year teams. As a result, the Travel Committee is working on a series of new initiatives for Winter and Spring. We will share details as they become available.


We know there are questions and in the coming months we will answer those questions. But for now we appreciate your patience and understanding as everyone, both within Montclair United and the soccer community at-large, works on a transition plan



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