To create options for New Canaan youth residents to play soccer at their level of ability and to help them further develop their soccer abilities.

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For those of you who are new to New Canaan FC, US Soccer mandates nationally that all youth soccer leagues conform to birth year rostering for the start of the 2016 fall season.

Classic Travel soccer players will be assigned to teams this fall and thereafter based upon their birth year from January 1 to December 31.  This breakdown for the 2018 & 2019 will be:


2012: 1/1/12-12/31/12

2011: 1/1/11-12/31/11

2010: 1/1/10-12/31/10

2009: 1/1/09-12/31/09

2008: 1/1/08-12/31/08

2007: 1/1/07-12/31/07

2006: 1/1/06-12/31/06

2005: 1/1/05-12/31/05



For the athletes entering the final year of travel soccer, SWD combines these two birth years into one group: Example 2004/2003 then 2005/2004 and so on.  This decision will essentially create a combined team that will include 7th and 8th grade players and ensure that we do not have any kids who are orphaned in eighth grade.  Athletes who are in high school will not be allowed to play on a combined team.


To make things easier to understand, New Canaan FC identifies its teams based upon their birth year.  For example, our girls 2008 red team:  New Canaan FC ’08 Girls Red.   


Academy soccer players will continue to be assigned based upon their academic grade, which encoroprates two grades for each level of Academy team.  The breakdown for each season will be:


3rd/4th grade

5th/6th grade

7th/8th grade


We will identify our teams, for example, as:  New Canaan FC Academy 3/4 Boys.  


If you have any questions, please contact   or your Age Group Coordinator.