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

11U

2011/2012

12U

2010

13U

2009

14U

2008

15U

2007

16U

2006

17U

2005

18/19U

2004/2003

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.  

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 along with the Director of Coaching assessment and recommendation.  Exceptions may be made 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 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.)