Player Age Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in tryouts for a classic team, a player must meet the following age requirements:

Age Group Birth Year
10U* 2010
11U 2009
12U 2008
13U 2007
14U 2006
15U 2005
16U 2004
17U 2003
18/19U 2002/2001

*Players in the 10U and 11U age groups are eligible to try out for the 11U age group teams. NSC strongly recommends that players trying out for 11U have played at least one season of 9/10U Recreational soccer, or have participated in the 10U Academy program prior to trying out for the 11U age group.  Players eligible to play in the 10U Academy (2010 birth year) should have a recommendation from the Director of Coaching to try out for an 11U Classic team.  

NSC Policy for Playing Up an Age Group for 11U-14U
A player may not "play up" more than two years above his or her actual age group.  A player must score in the top 25% of an older age group in order to play up.  Exceptions may be made in order to evenly distribute players between certain age groups in order to maximize the number of teams the club is able to form at each age group.

NSC Policy for Playing Up an Age Group for 15U and older
A player may "play up" based on their skill. There is not a limit on how many years a player can play up, but the general guideline is that a player must be in the top 50% of the age group they are trying to “play up”.  (Minor exceptions may be made in order to evenly distribute players between certain age groups in order to maximize the number of teams the club is able to form at each age group)