Move-Down Requests

Move-Down Request Form

All requests are subject to approval by the Region 76 Executive Board

Request to Move-Down

AYSO utilizes so-called “birth year” registration. Under birth year registration, age division is based solely on a player’s date of birth. For example, all players born in 2010 will be in the same age division, regardless of whether they were born in January or December, and also regardless of whether they’re in the same grade at school. The birth year registration system complies with the guidelines of U.S. Soccer, the governing body of soccer in the U.S.

As a rule, AYSO does not allow move-downs to a division below a player’s age group. We may, on a case-by-case basis, consider move-down requests based on grade, but only for players aged 9 or younger and only with the parents’ acceptance of certain conditions as follows:

  • Players who are division 10U age (meaning they are 9 years old or will turn 9 during the calendar year of the season at issue), and who play down in the 9U division will not be eligible for that season’s 10U all-star team.
  • Once players reach the 12U division age (the year they turn 11), they must play with their age group and cannot play down.
  • As a result, children who play down when they’re younger will have to skip a division later.
  • Skipping a division, and playing with younger kids, can have a negative impact on player development.

If you agree to the terms above, please continue to submit the form below to request to move your player down this Fall season to the next younger age Division.