Playing Up

7326  Age Groups 

  1. UYSA shall have competition age groups from under-9 (U-9) through under-19/20 (U-19/20). 

  2. A Team shall be registered to the age group of its oldest player. In other words, a Team may not 
    play up in an age group older than the age group of its oldest player. Despite the foregoing, a 
    Team in the X-league whose oldest player is U-9 shall be allowed to play in the U-10 age group. 

  3. A player’s age group is determined by the year the player was born. 

  4. Playing Up 

    1. A player in the U-15 age group or above may register to a Team competing in any higher age group. 

    2. A player in the U-11 through U-14 age groups may register to a Team competing in an age group up to two (2) years higher. 

    3. A player in the U-9 and U-10 age groups may register to a Team competing in an age group up to one (1) year higher. 

    4. A player’s parent must consent to the player’s registering to a Team competing in a higher age group. Such consent is implied if the parent registers online, and no special form is required in such case. 

    5. Play up exception: Players wishing to play up more than what is stated in Sections(s) 4b and 4c may do sunder the following guidelines/procedures.
      (1) Player is in good standing.
      (2) Recommendation from the Member Organization DOC, Technical Director or President. (3) Final Approval from the current UYSA President. 

    6. Notwithstanding the foregoing guidelines, any player attending ninth grade or higher may participate on a high school provisional Team