The United States Soccer Federation has mandated that soccer within the United States will be switching from seasonal year registrations to Calendar year registrations. 


Basically, instead of grouping players together on teams that were born August 1st of this year through July 31st of next year, players will be grouped together by calendar year which is January 1st through December 31st.  An example for this year, by the old registration system, a player who turns 7 after August 1st is allowed to play U7.  On the new registration system, any player who turns 7 this current year will be registered at the U8 level.

What about players in the same class at school? 

There will be instances without a doubt where players in the same grade at school will play for 2 different age divisions.  Say for example, Johnny has a birthday on 10/15 and is in the second grade and Suzy has a birthday on 1/15 and is also in the second grade.  Johnny would be playing a year ahead of Suzy due to the calendar year rule.

Does YSA have to conform to this rule?

YSA is a proud member of the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association.  We must abide by NCYSA's governing rules and regulations which includes the calendar year adoption.  NCYSA has to abide by the rules as well as they are part of the USYSA and USSF.

 Where can I get more information concerning calendar year registrations?

More information is available by either clicking the NCYSA logo above or visiting

The YSA Junior Academy is being designed with player development being the main criteria for what is being taught to the players.  The Academy will have a curriculum established for each age group and lesson plans developed to help the players attain the skills required to play at the Classic Level.  YSA will start the Academy with 2 age groups for boys and girls.  The age groups will be U9 consisting of U8 and U9 players and U11 consisting of U10 and U11 players.  Directors Of Academy will be assigned for both the boys and girls program and the Directors will be challenged to ensure that the correct curriculum and lesson plans are being taught to the academy players.  Questions concerning the Academy program can be addressed to Please see our Academy Frequently Asked Questions below.

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USSF Mandates Birth Year Registration

2019/20 Academy Assessments - Boys & Girls

  • U8 THROUGH U9 GIRLS & BOYS - 5/21 & 5/30 @ 6PM
  • ​U10 THROUGH U11 GIRLS & BOYS 5/21 & 5/30 @ 7PM

Academy Estimated Cost: 

Registration Fees                $250

Uniforms                              $50

Any tournament of festival is also the Academy's responsibility.

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