Your Child's Soccer Age

Learn how to calculate your child's soccer age. 

In 2016 U.S. Soccer mandated that all player's soccer age be calculated utilizing their birth year. The mandate aligns soccer in the United States with the rest of the world in how the playing age of a player is calculated. 

Why Is Birth Year in Soccer Used?

The changes aim to support player development, more closely align with U.S. Soccer's Standards for Small Sided Games, simplifying the calculation for a player's age, and reducing the relative age effect (RAE is a selection bias towards players born earlier in the calendar year).

How the Birth Year Calculation Works

To calculate your player's soccer age, you subtract your child's birth year, from the end of the seasonal year. 

For Example: 

In the 2021-2022 seasonal year, If your child is born in 2010 and the seasonal year ends in 2022, the calculation is 2022 - 2010 = 12. Your child's soccer age is U12. 

Soccer Age Calculator

2021 - 2022 Season

Birth Month
Birth Day
Birth Year
Playing Age Birth Year
U19 2003
U18 2004
U17 2005
U16 2006
U15 2007
U14 2008
U13 2009
U12 2010
U11 2011
U10 2012
U9 2013
U8 2014
U7 2015
U6 2016
U5 2017
U4 2018