USSF Launches Player Development Initiative
The USSF (United States Soccer Federation) has recently announced some significant changes which will affect the way youth soccer is played in the U.S.
The "USSF Player Development Initiative Presentation" can be viewed here
Also, these two documents provide further details.
OSA Will Comply with the New USSF Initiatives in the Fall 2016 Season
The two key initiatives are:
· Small Sided Standards
· Birth Year Registration
Small Sided Games
Beginning with the Fall 2016 season, OSA will implement the following playing formats:
Currently at the UTPB Soccer Complex, the field sizes are as follows:
Birth Year Registration and How it Affects your Current OSA Team
All teams currently in the OSA rec league can stay together as a returning team with no issues. Your current team age designation may change with the oldest player on your team determining your team's new playing age. The younger players on your team will be allowed to play up as a returning player only to your team.