Birth Year Changes

Starting in 2016, US Soccer mandated that players will be grouped by Birth Year, instead of the Academic Calendar used in the past.

Columbus Express Soccer Club has adopted all US Soccer protocols, however we may ask players to play in an older Birth Year Group.

In such cases, the Director of Coaching may insist that a player play ‘up’ an age to put the player in an environment conducive to that player’s development level or improve roster size, among other various reasons.