Age Groups
The easiest way to determine what age group you play in is to answer the following question and then use the table to determine your age group.

What is the player's age on December 31st this year?

Age in current Calendar YAge GroupBall SizeDuration of the MatchFormat
5 by Dec 31U63Four 8 minute quarters4v4 no GK
6 or 7U83Four 10 minute quarters5 v 5 (inc. GK)
8 or 9U104Two Halves - 25 minutes each7v7 (inc. GK)
10 or 11U124Two Halves - 30 minutes each9v9 (inc. GK)
12 or 13U145Two Halves - 35 minutes each11v11 (inc. GK)
14 or 15U165Two Halves - 40 minutes each11v11 (inc. GK)
16, 17 or 18U195Two Halves - 45 minutes each11v11 (inc. GK)

Sierra Gold will be running the following Age groups.

SGSC U6 age group (for 5 year olds, as of December 31, 2017)  Plays 4 v 4, no goalie

SGSC U8 age group (for 6 and 7 year olds, as of December 31, 2017)  Plays 5 v 5, with goalie 

SGSC U10 age group (for 8 and 9 year olds, as of December 31, 2017)  Plays 7 v 7, with goalie

The age groups below are standard for all clubs

U12 age group (for 10 and 11 year olds, as of December 31, 2017)  Plays 9 v 9, with goalie

U14, U16, U20  age groups (for 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 year olds, as of December 31, 2017) 11v11, with goalie


Club policy for the U6 age-group:  In order to be eligible for U6 Registration, your child needs to turn 5 by December 31, 2017.

Any player younger than 5 by year end, will only be placed after review by the U6 Age Group Coordinator, and placed only if it does not deny an eligible 5-year-old a team position, regardless of when Registration was received, up until team rosters are released to Coaches.

Club policy for playing in a higher age-group:  A Recreation player may only play up an age group with the approval of the Club President and both affected Age Group Coordinators. The player should not play up if the player’s safety is in question or if this will potentially prevent another player from playing in the higher age group due to near full teams. This rule does not apply to Competitive Team players because those players go through a tryout process. Players in any division may not play up more than one age group, where the age groups are U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U19.