Youth Soccer

Age Group Coordinators

Age Group Coordinators are your primary contact for questions related to age groups, teams, and coaching. 

Massachusetts Youth Soccer Age Groups


Group Born On or After Coordinator Email
U5 8/1/2009 Tim Daloisio
U6 8/1/2008 Kristine Shifrin
U7 8/1/2007 Dan White
U8 8/1/2006 Kevin Poultney
U9 8/1/2005 Dave Pelham
U10 8/1/2004 Rachel Zides
U11 8/1/2003 Beth Alcock
U12 8/1/2002 David Grinblatas
U13/14 8/1/2000 Cathy Kea / Steve Sullivan /


Group Born On or After Coordinator Email
U5 8/1/2009 Dayna Buckley
U6 8/1/2008 Amy Deschaine
U7 8/1/2007 Maria Argiriadi / Beth Klein
U8 8/1/2006 Jim Mahoney
U9 8/1/2005 Deirdre Coughlin
U10 8/1/2004 Prem Yerabothu
U11 8/1/2003 Jared Bouzan
U12 8/1/2002 Ian Fier
U13/14 8/1/2000 Jim Greene / Colin Hynes /

Contact your Age Group Coordinator with questions about age groups, team assignments and coaching.


Age groups are based on the child's age, not by grade. Children must be born within the 12 months after the date listed in the "Born On or After" column. For example, U6 players for the 2014-2015 season must be born on or after 8/1/2008 and before 8/1/2009.

If requested, children may be allowed to play with their grade instead of their age group.

  • For age groups U6 through U8, children may play with their grade without restriction. Contact the age group coordinator if you have any questions.
  • For age groups U9 through U14, the child must meet league qualifications to be allowed to play with the child's grade. For details on qualifications and waivers, contact the SYSA Registrar: Ellen Faherty at