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Regional Club League position on USSF mandate of calendar-year age classifications

August 18, 2015 05:51 PM


In response to a U.S. Soccer Federation mandate beginning in August 2017, Washington Youth Soccer and the Regional Club Subcommittee have committed to transition from a school-year (Aug. 1 – July 31) registration model to a calendar-year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) registration model, effective for the 2016-2017 Regional Club League (RCL) season. 

This move will align the RCL with US Youth Soccer and Region IV, which will conduct their regional and national competitions under the calendar-year model beginning with the 2016-2017 season.

For more information on the transition to calendar-year registration for Regional Clubs, please contact the Director of Coaching for your Club.

Beginning in the 2016-2017 RCL season:

  • All teams will be based on calendar-year age classifications.
  • All tryouts will be staggered to midweek start dates so that players finishing State Cup play can do so without conflict.
  • Players will not be required to purchase new jerseys if there is a duplicate number on the new teams formed.  Clubs will be required to mark the jersey numbers with alternate colors (distinct bright color, either a patch or dye) until the next uniform cycle for the team. 
  • All teams in RCL play will ‘hold’ their current position unless evaluated by the club as requiring a move down for competitive purposes.

Washington Youth Soccer will announce further information on the roll-out of changes from USSF and US Youth Soccer.  Check or your Club’s website for additional updates.