Parent information ahead of Tryouts: U.S Club Soccer initiatives and changes for 2016-17

U.S Soccer has implemented some key changes to youth soccer in 2016-17. The two key areas being:

1) The move to team selection via Birth Year (Jan-Dec) from Scholastic year (July - August)

2) The move to Small sided game formats: 4v4 U8 , 7 v 7 U9/U10 , 9v 9 U11/U12 and 11 v 11 U13 and up.

All youth soccer clubs will be switching to these formats in 2016-17 and the challenges it brings are discussed on the US Club soccer website.

To find out all the current information please follow this link.

We are also providing some F.A.Qs to assist parents in understanding the new changes.

Further information can be obtained at

NorCal Premier
Us Club soccer
US Soccer
Benicia schools