PLAYING OUT OF AGE GROUP
1. No Division 1, 3 or 4 player shall be allowed to move down to a younger age group, except
for documented medical reasons and with the approval of the Board.
2. No Division 4 player, U5 through U14 will be allowed to move up to an older age group
except by Board action, and then for only the following reasons:
(a) Parent is the registered head coach or registered assistant coach, having been so
identified before the teaming process (limited to children of at most one coach per
(b) If there is no opportunity or space to play in their age group. The petition to play in an
older age group based on parental coaching must use a form provided by the League;
a recommendation will be made by the appropriate Recreational Program Director.
(c) A sibling may move up one age group to play with the older sibling if both children are
within the CYSA age tiers. Both siblings are U6 or U8 or U10 or U12 or U14 or U16 or
3 Division 4 U16 through U19 players may move up to an older age group based on
evaluations provided by the previous season’s coaches and as appropriate, evaluations
provided by coaches from other seasons. All requests for players playing up will be
reviewed and approved by the age group Division 4 Program Director. Prior to approving
such a request, a parent or guardian of the player must submit a written acknowledgement
and acceptance to the Program Director (direct email is acceptable).
4. Division 1 and Division 3 players may move up to an older age group based on evaluations
at competitive team tryouts, last season’s coach’s evaluation and trainer’s evaluations. All
players playing up will be reviewed and approved by the Competitive Program Director.