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Frequently Asked Questions


Beginning August 1, 2017, birth year became the only determinant for youth team registration within US Soccer. This brought youth soccer in the United States in line with the rest of the world by using a normal calendar year of each player’s birth year to determine their age group.
Birth YearSeason 2021/22Season 2022/23Season 2023/24Season 2024/25
2003 U19 adult
2004 U18U19 adult
2005 U17 U18 U19 adult
2006 U16 U17 U18 U19
2007 U15 U16 U17 U18
2008 U14 U15 U16U17
2009 U13 U14 U15 U16
2010 U12 U13 U14 U15
2011 U11 U12 U13 U14
2012 U10 U11 U12 U13
2013 U9 U10 U11 U12
2014 U8 U9 U10 U11
2015 U7 Micro U8 U9 U10
2016 U6 Micro U7 Micro U8 U9
2017 U5 Micro U6 Micro U7 Micro U8
2018 n/a U5 Micro U6 Micro U7 Micro
2019 n/a n/a U5 Micro U6 Micro
2020 n/a n/a n/a U5 Micro
Teams are formed foremost based on birth year. While we try to honor “buddy requests”, we are not allowed to let a player play down.
Recreational Fall soccer begins with practices in August. The 10 week season starts the weekend after Labor Day. Spring soccer is only 6 weeks with optional practices. It usually starts in April. Competitive soccer begins with try-outs in May and runs year round with a break in the winter.
Teams usually practice twice per week. Spring recreational practices are optional.
Water bottle, shin guards, cleats, and a ball.
Micros and U8 use size 3. U9-U12 use size 4. U13 to adult use size 5.
The IFAB Laws of the Game prohibit anything which is dangerous to a player or other players. Referees determine if an item can be worn without being dangerous.
At the younger ages we place a priority on participation and de-emphasis results.
Age Group Roster size Players
U15-19 22 max 11v11
U13-U14 18 max 11v11
U11-U12 14 max 9v9
U9-U10 12 max 7v7
U8 8 max 4v4
Teams have to be submitted to the League by mid-July so they can begin working on the schedule.
The league schedule usually comes out a week before the season starts.
US Youth Soccer and Washington Youth Soccer require birth dates to be verified--registration is not complete without it. Verification can be completed by sending us a copy of a certified birth certificate, passport, or other government issued ID—we can not accept hospital documents. Any physical documents are destroyed (shredded) after receipt and verification has been entered into our database. Digital copies are deleted upon verification.
Please contact our Director of Coaching at DOC@EverettYouthSoccerClub.com to arrange an individual try-out if there is a spot available.
Fall recreational teams should be formed and loaded into TeamSnap by August 1st. Coaches should contact you about practice days/times soon thereafter.

 

Spring recreational teams should be formed and loaded into TeamSnap by the end of March. If your coach wishes to have practices, you’ll receive notification of them soon thereafter.

 

Select soccer coaches should notify players/parents within a week after try-outs if they have made a team.