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FULLERTON, CA (October 26th, 2015) — The Cal South Board of Directors has approved the implementation of age group registration based upon Birth Year (calendar year), as mandated by the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) effective for the 2016-17 season.
First announced on August 24th, 2015 as part of the USSF Player Development Initiatives, the registration of youth soccer players nationwide will shift to Birth Year age grouping, as opposed to the current school-year age grouping. Cal South’s adoption of the Birth Year registration initiative is effective for the 2016-17 season and applies to all Cal South programs and competitions.
Cal South programs and competitions affected by the Birth Year registration requirement in the 2016-17 season include, but are not limited to, the following:
Cal South National Cup, including State, Regional, and National competitions
Cal South State Cup – including Presidents Cup; Governors Cup; and Mayors Cup
Cal South PRO+ and ODP programs and events
California Regional League
Cal South Recreational All-Star Tournament of Champions
Cal South’s implementation coincides with the United States Youth Soccer (USYS) decision to implement the initiative for its programs, including the National League; National Championship Series; and Far West Regionals as well as the National and Regional Presidents Cup competition in the 2016-17 season.
The changes to Birth Year registration is designed to make age groups easier to distinguish, while aligning our calendar with USSF Youth National Team Programs as well as the International calendar and standards.
The implementation applies to all age groups. Previously, age groups were determined based on players born between August 1st and July 31st. The change to Birth Year registration will reflect the calendar year, or January 1st to December 31st. Players are still allowed to “play up” or play in an older age group.
Cal South continues to collect information related to the Small-Sided Games initiatives mandated by USSF. A decision on this initiative is expected in the November time frame. Cal South will share information related to both initiatives as they continue to develop.
GU14 Silver Alpha Champions
GU13 Bronze Alpha Champions
Cal South Announces Change of Birth Year Registration for the 2016-2017 Season.
GU12 Bronze Alpha Champions
2015-2016 League Champions!!!
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Congratulations to the GU12, GU13, and GU14 for winning their respective league title for the 2015-2016 season. Also a job well done by both the GU11 and GU10's for finishing in the top half of their league season as well.
Both GU12 and GU13's will be moving to the Silver level next season, while the GU14's will be moving up to the Silver Elite level.
The GU14's finished with a 12-2-0 record, scoring 33 goals while allowing only 8 goals throughout their league campaign.
The GU13's went undefeated in league play with a 12-0-2 record, scoring 43 goals and also allowing only 8 goals.
Finally, Our GU12's also went undefeated in league with a 10-0-4 record, scoring 33 goals and only allowing an impressive 5 goals against.
Congrats to all three teams for their Championship run in league this season!!!