General Information - By Player Age

General Soccer Information By Player Age

Many parents are new to soccer or new to how soccer is played today. Things have certainly changed over the years and player development in Canada is now driven by programs and player development programs created by Canada Soccer and implemented by Canada Soccer National Youth Club License holders like Surrey United Soccer Club. The Player Development Pathway can be found here.

But where do you start? How can you navigate your way through the ages and stages of your enthusiastic child? What program is the right program for the beginner or the more experienced athlete? What additional programs might be available or worth considering in addition to playing on a team in fall/winter or spring soccer seasons? There is a lot of information and we hope this guide, identifying specific criteria and options by athlete age, will assist our members in finding the right fit for their child (or themselves!) as part of the Surrey United Soccer Club family. 

Click on the age below to find out more information about soccer in each age group. Further questions can be directed to info@surreyunitedsoccer.com.

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  • Younger than 5 years of age (born 2018 & 2019): This age is identified as Future Prospects or the U5 age group

  • 5 years of age (born 2017): This age is identified as micro-mini players or the U6 age group

  • 6 years of age (born 2016): This age is identified as micro-mini players or the U7 age group

  • 7 years of age (born 2015): This age is identified as mini players or the U8 age group

  • 8 years of age (born 2014): This age is identified as mini players or the U9 age group

  • 9 years of age (born 2013): This age is identified as mini players or the U10 age group

  • 10 years of age - 11 years of age (born 2012 & 2011): This age is identified as youth players and the U11 & U12 age groups

  • 13 years of age - 18 years of age (born 2010 - 2005): This age is identified as youth players and the U13-U18 age groups

  • Older than 18 (Born 2004 - 0000): These are our adult players

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