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Age Group Descriptions

FALL 2022 AGE MATRIX (Use the chart to determine best age group for your player. Detailed information on each age group below)



**Players may not play down an age group but can play up.  This is the rule set forth by CAYSA and STYSA and is required by our insurance.

TEAM FORMATION

Players should register to their appropriate age or grade level based on the above chart. Players can register to older teams but may not play down to teams younger than the max birth year. This is important to consider when registering with friends or to a team as you will need to register to the age group of the oldest player you are looking to play with.

Teams are formed based on a first come first serve registration basis. Please include as much request information as possible such as previous coach information, requested coach and requested friends to assist in placing your player.  When no request information is placed teams are formed based on school or zip code information when possible.  We do not guarantee that we will fill requests but will do our best.

U4 Coed

Ages: Birth year = 2019

Logistics: 45min training session - maximum of 15 players per session minimum of 10 for the session to make - League Provides Pro Head Coach

Days/Times Available:
Sat 9:00-9:45am 10:00-10:45am at Bee Cave MS
Wed 4:30-5:15pm at Field of Dreams
Thur 4:30-5:15pm at Field of Dreams

Details: The LTYA U4 Soccer program focuses on the development of motor skills, fun with a soccer ball and introduction to group play  in a structured setting. For consistency your player will signup for a day and time and will always play in that session with the same players. We will incorporate a soccer ball and introduce soccer skills through games. This is a low level introduction to soccer for those not yet ready for structured game play. A Pro Coach will be provided to run the session but parents are encouraged to participate with their player as needed.


U5 Coed

Ages: Birth year = 2018

Logistics: 1hr practice/play model - 3v3 or 4v4 - maximum of 8 players per roster- Volunteer Parent Head Coach

Days/Times: Saturday morning between 8am-12pm at Bee Cave MS
Exact session time will depend on registration numbers and number of teams formed. Games may be at the same time each week or vary.

Details: The LTYA U5 program builds on the U4 program by adding additional soccer specific games with a focus on individual skill and maximizing touches on the ball through team play. These teams will have Head Parent Coaches but we will have Pro Coach field monitors to answer questions and assist coaches and fields where necessary. We will increase the level of structured game play to 3v3 or 4v4. In the game portion the coaches will restart games using the new ball method. The game will not include organized restarts or goalkeepers.  Content will be provided weekly to assist the coaches in running the practice portion of the session as well as the game.

U6

Ages: Birth year = 2017

Logistics: 1hr practice/play model - 3v3 or 4v4 play - Volunteer Parent Head coach

Days/Times: Saturday morning between 8am-12pm at Bee Cave MS
Exact session time will depend on registration numbers and number of teams formed. Games may be at the same time each week or vary.

Details: U6 is gender specific and no longer coed.  The U6 program is similar to the U5 program as they still play 3v3 and 4v4 games but with an increased focus on individual technical skill and understanding of team play. At the U6 level we will encourage coaches to introduce throw-ins and kick offs in the game portion. There are still no goalkeepers at this level. These teams will have Head Parent Coaches but will have Pro Coach field monitors to answer questions and assist coaches and fields where necessary. Content will be provided weekly to assist the coaches in running the practice portion of the session as well as the game.

U7

Ages: Kindergarten -No players older than 2016 birth year

Logistics: 1hr practice/play model -5v5 (4 field players and a goalkeeper) lined field with larger goals and a goalkeeper -  Volunteer Parent Coach - 10 player max on roster

Days/Times: Saturday morning between 8am-12pm at Bee Cave MS
Exact session time will depend on registration numbers and number of teams formed. Games may be at the same time each week or vary.

Details: The LTYA U7 program teaches players individual skills while also introducing more structured play in preparation for the U8 program. Each team will have the first 20-25 minutes for a practice to focus on technical skills and introducing organized game play within the rules of the game. The teams will then play a game with two 15 min halves in which the coaches will run the game. There will be no refs for this and the emphasis will be on player development and introduction of rules and restarts.

U8

Ages: 1st Grade - No players older than 2015 birth year

Logistics: 1 practice a week and Friday night games - Volunteer Head Coach - Games are 5v5 (4 field players and a goalkeeper) 25min halves  - 10 player max on roster -There is one double header weekend with a Saturday or Sunday game and an end of season Tournament that runs Friday - Sunday.

Days/Times:
Practice - Coach determines practice time, day and location (most teams train at Field of Dreams)1 practice for an hour on Monday through Thursday with start time at 4:30 or 5:30
Games - Friday night at Field of Dreams between 5:15pm-9:00pm

Details:The LTYA U8 program is designed for all ages and skill levels. There is one practice a week focused on FUN game play, technical skill development, and team play. Although this is a recreational program, not a competitive program, referees are provided for Friday night games, coaches are to stay on the side lines and we do keep score. We incorporate these elements at this level to introduce competition and the lessons that come with that, but also to monitor skill level as to create the most competitive match ups moving into the end of the season and tournament play. The emphasis is on learning, development and FUN.

U9

Ages: 2nd Grade - No players older than 2014 birth year

Logistics: 1 practice a week and Friday night games - Volunteer Head Coach - Games are 7v7 (6 field players and a goalkeeper) 25min halves  - 12 player max on roster -There is one double header weekend with a Saturday or Sunday game and an end of season Tournament that runs Friday - Sunday.

Days/Times:
Practice - Coach determines practice time, day and location (most teams train at Field of Dreams)1 practice for an hour on Monday through Thursday with start time at 4:30, 5:30, or 6:30
Games - Friday night at Field of Dreams between 5:15pm-9:00pm

Details:The LTYA U9 program is designed for all ages and skill levels. There is one practice a week focused on FUN game play, technical skill development, and team play. Although this is a recreational program, not a competitive program, referees are provided for Friday night games, coaches are to stay on the side lines and we do keep score. We incorporate these elements at this level to introduce competition and the lessons that come with that, but also to monitor skill level as to create the most competitive match ups moving into the end of the season and tournament play. The emphasis is on learning, development and FUN.

U10

Ages: 3rd Grade - No players older than 2013 birth year

Logistics: 1 practice a week and Friday night games - Volunteer Head Coach - Games are 7v7 (6 field players and a goalkeeper) 25min halves  - 12 player max on roster -There is one double header weekend with a Saturday or Sunday game and an end of season Tournament that runs Friday - Sunday.

Days/Times:
Practice - Coach determines practice time, day and location (most teams train at Field of Dreams)1 practice for an hour on Monday through Thursday with start time at 4:30, 5:30, or 6:30
Games - Friday night at Field of Dreams between 5:15pm-9:00pm

Details:The LTYA U10 program is designed for all ages and skill levels. There is one practice a week focused on FUN game play, technical skill development, and team play. Although this is a recreational program, not a competitive program, referees are provided for Friday night games, coaches are to stay on the side lines and we do keep score. We incorporate these elements at this level to introduce competition and the lessons that come with that, but also to monitor skill level as to create the most competitive match ups moving into the end of the season and tournament play. The emphasis is on learning, development and FUN.

U11-U12 CAYSA or PICK UP PLAY

CAYSA

Ages: Based on Birth year not grade. U11 = 2012 and U12 = 2011

Logistics: This is a travel league. Teams play 9v9 (8 field players and 1 goalkeeper). Practices and 50% of games are in Lake Travis other 50% of games are played across the Greater Austin area up to an hour away. The commitment is 1 practice a week and games on Saturday or Sunday.  The team will have a Volunteer Head Coach and Team Manager. These teams must have a parent volunteer to form.   16 player max on roster.

Days/Times:
Practice - Coach determines practice time, day and location (most teams train at Field of Dreams)1 practice for an hour on Monday through Thursday with start time at 4:30, 5:30, or 6:30
Games - Saturday and Sunday in various locations

Details:The LTYA U11/U12 CAYSA division is a recreational soccer program focused on fun, teamwork and skill development. It is for those looking to compete in the game of soccer with less of a time commitment than the LTE program. It is also an option to players of all skill levels.

**ALL COACHES MUST UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE NOW PLAYING DIV 3 TRAVEL SOCCER. YOU MUST GET A TEAM MANAGER AND YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING ALL GAME SCHEDULES WITH THE OPPOSING TEAMS.

U13-U15 CAYSA or PICK UP PLAY

CAYSA

Ages: Based on Birth year not grade. U13 = 2010, U14 = 2009, and U15 =2008

Logistics: This is a travel league. Teams play 11v11 (10 field players 1 goalkeeper) Practices and 50% of games are in Lake Travis other 50% of games are played across the Greater Austin area up to an hour away. The commitment is 1 practice a week and games on Saturday or Sunday.  The team will have a Volunteer Head Coach and Team Manager. These teams must have a parent volunteer to form.   16 player max on roster.

Days/Times:
Practice - Coach determines practice time, day and location (most teams train at Field of Dreams)1 practice for an hour on Monday through Thursday with start time at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30pm
Games - Saturday and Sunday in various locations

Details:The LTYA U13-U15 CAYSA division is a recreational soccer program focused on fun, teamwork and skill development. It is for those looking to compete in the game of soccer with less of a time commitment than the LTE program. It is also an option to players of all skill levels.

**ALL COACHES MUST UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE NOW PLAYING DIV 3 TRAVEL SOCCER. YOU MUST GET A TEAM MANAGER AND YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING ALL GAME SCHEDULES WITH THE OPPOSING TEAMS.


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