GEORGIA SOCCER YOUTH
AGE GROUPS FOR 2021 – 2022 SEASONAL YEAR
- Player age classification for the soccer seasonal year shall be determined based on the player’s age as of January 1, 2022.
- Single-year age groups can be used in the Recreational program if that better serves your membership. State-level Recreational competition is configured on two-year age groups--i.e., 10U, 12U, 14U, etc.
- Single year age groups are used for Select (GPL, Classic, Athena, Academy) programs.
R = Rec, A = Academy, T = Athena, C = Classic, G = GPL
Age Group Birth Year Program/s
4 and Under 2018 (From 1-1-18 to 12-31-18) R
5 and Under 2017 (From 1-1-17 to 12-31-17) R
6 and Under 2016 (From 1-1-16 to 12-31-16) R
7 and Under 2015 (From 1-1-15 to 12-31-15) R
8 and Under 2014 (From 1-1-14 to 12-31-14) R
9 and Under 2013 (From 1-1-13 to 12-31-13) R & A
10 and Under 2012 (From 1-1-12 to 12-31-12) R & A
11 and Under 2011 (From 1-1-11 to 12-31-11) R & A
12 and Under 2010 (From 1-1-10 to 12-31-10) R, A, & G
13 and Under 2009 (From 1-1-09 to 12-31-09) R, T, C, & G
14 and Under 2008 (From 1-1-08 to 12-31-08) R, T, C, & G
15 and Under 2007 (From 1-1-07 to 12-31-07) R, T, C, & G
16 and Under 2006 (From 1-1-06 to 12-31-06) R, T, C, & G
17 and Under 2005 (From 1-1-05 to 12-31-05) R, T, C, & G
18 and Under 2004 (From 1-1-04 to 12-31-04) R, T, C, & G
19 and Under 2003 (From 1-1-03 to 12-31-03) R, T, C, & G
If needed, or required, proof of age shall consist of a birth certificate, a Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card (DD Form 1173), a birth registration issued by an appropriate government agency, or board of health records, a passport, an alien registration card issued by the United States Government, a certificate issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service attesting to age, a current driver’s license, an unexpired federal, state, or local government identification card, or a certification of a United States citizen born abroad issued by the appropriate government agency. Hospital, baptismal, or religious certificates will not be accepted. See Rule 170 for details.
Any team playing a player who is over-age shall forfeit the game(s) in which that player takes part. See Rules 730 and 950 for details.
A player may play in his/her proper age group, or in an older age group. A player may NOT play in a younger age group. See Rule 170 for details.
For regular season play, once rostered to a team, a player is considered to be the age of that team. See Rule 170 for details.