BAYS Match Rule 3 – Player Grade/Age Eligibility

The BAYS grade/age groups shall be as follows:

BAYS Grade/Age Group

Definition

Game Play Style

Grade 12/PG

 

Players who are 20 and younger AND in the 12th grade plus one year (PG) and lower

11v11

Grade 11

Players who are 18 and younger AND in the 11th grade and lower

11v11

Grade 912

Players who are 20 and younger AND in 12th, 11th, 10th, or 9th grade

7v7

Grade 8

Players who are 15 and younger AND in the 8th grade and lower

11v11

Grade 6

Players who are 13 and younger AND in the 6th grade and lower

9v9

Grade 5

Players who are 12 and younger AND in the 5th grade and lower

9v9

Grade 4

Players who are 11 and younger AND in the 4th grade and lower

7v7

Grade 3

Players who are 10 and younger AND in the 3rd grade and see additional
Grade/Age Minimum Policy

7v7

As defined by USSF, an age group denoted by a number and the phrase “and younger” is any child born during the calendar year who is that many years from the year of the end of the competition. For example, for a competition that ends in Spring of 2017 an eleven and younger eligible player would be born during calendar year 2006 (2017 -11 years). Mass Youth Soccer requires that the player both be born during the calendar year specified (or later years) and be in the maximum grade or lower.

Homeschooled children may play in the correct birth year without a grade restriction. 

In compliance with US Youth Soccer and Mass Youth Soccer requirements, no exceptions will be approved to permit players older than the specified age to play in any grade/age group except those mentioned below in Grade/Age Group Exceptions.