Prior to the 2018 season, in response to a number of forfeits that were occuring due to teams not having enough players to field a team, the AYL Board voted to require team minimums. Team rosters will be evaluated for meeting this requirement. If a club registers a team with less than the minimum, the league reserves the right to deny entry. If you need a waiver to this rule, you must submit a case to the AYL Board. Below are the team minimums:
8U - 6
10U - 10
12U 7v7 - 10
12U Competitive and all 14U - 16
2020 Age Level Rules
AYL uses USL age brackets for eligibility with two notable exceptions:
Eligibility date ends at the end of our season. For example, if a 12yr old turns 13 March 25th, then he should be playing 14U all season. Most likely this is a 7th grader who should be playing with his classmates in 14U.
Only 8th graders and below are eligible. For example, a 14yr old Freshman enrolled in a high school curriculum, who turns 15 in May. Although age eligible based on birthday, he is ineligible for AYL as he is high school eligible.
As presented by Head Official, Chris Thuman at the 1/23/2019 coaches meeting