What age group do I register for?

How do I know what age group to register my team for?

When we are hosting competitions with two or more divisions per age group, consider these points:

  • If the player is turning 8 in 2017, the youngest age group they can register for is U8. They are not eligible for U7, even if they are 7 years old for the duration of the competition. This principle applies for all age groups from U6-U18.
  • If the majority of your team was part of a Development Squad/Academy in 2017, it is suggested that your team registers for a Division 1 competition or in the age group above.
  • If the majority of your team was part of a SAP squad or other Representative program in 2016, it is suggested that your team registers for a Division 1 competition in the age group higher than their 2016 age group.
  • If the majority of your team are ‘C’ team players or playing as a strong social team, registration for Division 1 competitions is recommended.
  • If the majority of your players are social players, lower graded 2015 team players or first-timers, registration for Division 2 competitions is recommended.
  • We will not object to any teams playing in age groups higher than their 2017 age group if they wish to provide a challenge for themselves.