Below is the procedure used in forming teams for the Hoover Soccer Club Recreational Program. Please keep in mind that our first goal is to find a team for every player that wishes to participate. However, we must keep teams as equal as possible in regards to their roster sizes. Although there may be a “spot” available on a certain team, we need to make sure all teams are equal as possible and meet roster minimums.

NOTE – coaches can NOT offer spots!

  • All returning (or continuing) players requesting to return to the same team from the previous season are placed first.
  • If a player misses a season, they are considered “new” when signing up and will be placed after returning players
  • Requests are fulfilled on a first-come first-serve basis after all returning players are placed.
  • Age group placement has changed since last season!  Please reference the “2017/2018 Age Group Placements” section below to find out where you son or daughter falls.
  • Players on the field and roster size rules have also changed.  Please reference the “2017/2018 Game & Roster Sizes” section below.  Balanced rosters will be considered before any play-up or play-down requests in the best interest of the program.
  • Play-up requests will be considered on a “first-come, first-serve” basis once all players are placed based on the new rules.

2017/2018 Age Group Placements

DOB/Birth Year Age Group
8/1/2013 – 12/31/2014 U4
8/1/2012 – 7/31/2013 U5
8/1/2011 – 7/31/2012 U6
8/1/2010 – 7/31/2011 U7
8/1/2009 – 7/31/2010 U8
8/1/2009 – 12/31/2009 U8*
2009 U9*
2008 U10
2007 U11
2006 U12
2005 U13
2004 U14
2003 U15
2002 U16
2001 U17
2000 U18

 

*Due to the change in age group placement criteria, players born between 12/31/2009 – 8/1/2009 will have the OPTION to play U8 or U9.

2017/2018 Game & Roster Sizes

Age Group Game Size Roster Max
U4 3 vs 3 NA
U5 4 vs 4 NA
U6 4 vs 4 NA
U7 4 vs 4 NA
U8 4 vs 4 NA
U9 7 vs 7 12
U10 7 vs 7 12
U11 9 vs 9 16
U12 9 vs 9 16
U13 11 vs 11 18
U14 11 vs 11 18
U15 & Up 11 vs 11 22