Grade-Based Groupings

In response to new youth age-grouping mandates announced in 2015 by the US Soccer Federation, Mass Youth Soccer has updated their age group registration guidelines to account for both school grade and birth year.

Starting with the Fall 2016 season, Wakefield Soccer will follow these guidelines, organizing our programs by both school grade and birth year and renaming them to be grade-based rather than age-based. Travel soccer in WSA begins in 3rd grade, and 2nd graders are not eligible for travel regardless of birthday.

This change will have minimal impact on players and simply aligns us with other state programs.

CLICK HERE to view MYSA’s Statement on the US Soccer Birth Year Mandate.

CLICK HERE to view the groupings for the 2019-2020 soccer year.    Note: WSA uses dual-grade grouping for travel soccer, which begins in 3rd grade.