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What age range can apply to the American Youth Soccer Organization?

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As of March 2015, the American Youth Soccer Organization allows players between 4 and 19 years old. AYSO divisions are split by age group. Teams are typically organized by gender, though many U5 programs include boys and girls on the same team.

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What age range can apply to the American Youth Soccer Organization?
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Divisions range from U-5 to U-19. The "U" stands for "under" since the player should be under the specified age prior to the beginning of the season. If a particular region has a "play up" policy, players can usually move up to a higher age division if they desire. For example, a 6-year old can play on a U-8 team with 7 and 8 year old team mates. Older players, however, cannot join a team in a younger age division.

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