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True Age Variance Request
Variance Definition
The intent of the variance is to ensure that competitive 10-U and younger programs base their teams and players off Birth Year Registration- Register players according to a Jan 1 to Dec 31 timeframe. Players may not play more than one (1) year up in an age bracket. The variance occures when the team does not have 9 true age players on their team roster.
Roster Guidelines
Alaska Affiliate Member Competitive Clubs/ Programs 9-U and 10-U team roster size will not exceed 14 players; with the field format for teams being played 7v7. Teams must have a minimum number of true age players on their team to be considered a competitive team;
  • 10-U - 9 True age players: roster maximum will be 14
  • 9-U - 9 True age players: roster maximum will be 14
Teams that have less than 9 true age players on the roster will need to request a True Age Variance.
Teams with less than 14 on a roster may request a True Age Variance; which may pro-rate the number of true age players required for the team.
Variance Guidelines
  1. The Affiliate Club must submit the completed True Age Variance Request form to the (AYSA) Office to be processed; the team roster must accompany the True Age Variance Request form.
  2. Notification of Approval must be received prior to team first seasonal practice, game, or tournament.
  3. Only One Request per Seasonal Year; the approval covers indoor and outdoor team leagues.
  4. Team Roster changes that occur after the initial AYSA approval must be submitted to the State Office immediately.
  5. Penalty Fee will be imposed for Teams failing to submit Proper Paperwork and Receive Approval by Alaska Youth Soccer (AYSA) before first practice, game, or tournament; $150.00 Penalty Fee will be applied.
  6. Refer to the Competitive Team 10-U and Younger POLICY NO: PP060307

Alaska Youth Soccer Club Toolkit