Below are the FINAL decisions by Norcal that have been sent out to all clubs. Believe me, our staff understands that many parents are confused but in reality if we focus on birth years moving forward and refrain from discussion around U8 or U10 or U14, it becomes much easier to follow and understand. No one is losing a year of youth soccer by skipping a year. It may look like that if your son goes from U10 to U12, however just focus on the fact that your son will play with and against kids born in the same birth year and everything will be fine. The chart is below:
Keep in mind that for the Spring only, Norcal uses the “prior years age group designation” as when determining age groups in the spring. (i.e. Spring U10 age is Fall U11 age). So do not be confused by a spring age group chart that is circulating out in the internet space. Just focus on the chart above.
Soon you will register your son for our club placements and attend their birth year try outs. Details of our clubs February placements schedule are below. Our registration process for placements will be in place by December 1st. All placements will take place this year at Val Vista, unless bad weather forces us to a turf field location.
Feb 6/7: Placements
2009 birth year (U8) playing 5v5: 9:00-10:30am
2008 birth year (U9) playing 7v7: 9:00-10:30am
2007 birth year (U10) playing 7v7: 11:30-1:00pm
2006 birth year (U11) playing 9v9: 11:30-1:00pm
2005 birth year (U12) playing 9v9: 2:00-3:30pm
Feb 27/28: Placements
2004 birth year (U13) playing 11v11: 9:00-11:00pm
2003 birth year (U14) playing 11v11: 12:00-2:00pm
2002 birth year (U15) playing 11v11: 3:00-5:00pm
All players must register and try out in their proper birth year. As always “play up” opportunities will be determined by the technical staff on a case by case basis not upon request.
Our program summary & guidelines for each each group and level will be posted by December 15th. This will show the costs of each program, the calendar, and the coaching assignments.
Please reach out to the following club staff members for future inquiries: