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PLAYING UP GUIDELINES

 

HVSA recommends that players play with their birth year age group team which, under normal circumstances, will provide the ideal environment for development; however and in accordance with the Tryouts - Procedures and Guidelines, players are permitted to tryout to “play up” one age group.

Please consider the following when deciding if “playing up” is best for your child and family.

  • Players who try out for a team are not guaranteed to be offered a spot on the roster.
  • 2016-2017 teams will likely not consist of the same players.
  • Is playing up the right choice for your child’s soccer and social development?
  • Depending on when your child was born, other players may be between 1-2 years older.
  • Players who are interested in “playing up” are encouraged to also attend one (1) tryout for their birth year age group team in addition to the two (2) tryouts for the team of their choice.

The table below outlines the age difference between a player’s birth month and the oldest player in the “playing up” age group. For example, a player born in August who decides to “play up” will be 19 months younger than the oldest players on teams they play with and against.

 

January

February

March

April

May

June

12  months

younger

13  months

younger

14  months

younger

15  months

younger

16  months

younger

17  months

younger

 

July

August

September

October

November

December

18  months

younger

19  months

younger

20  months

younger

21  months

younger

22  months

younger

23  months

younger