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 WashingtonYouthSoccer.org or your Club’s website for additional updates.