About our Leagues
We welcome U6 through U14 players in our Recreational league; U8-U14 players (in the Fall and Spring) as well as U16 and U18 players (Spring only) are invited to consider playing Rec-Plus or Travel Soccer.
Recreational Soccer is open to all kids between ages of about 3 and 14 (see the age chart below). Our playing divisions are: U6, U8, U10, and U14.
There are no try-outs for Rec-Plus Soccer: our U12 Rec+ teams typically play in the West Central Suburban Soccer Federation (WCSSF) which consists of teams around the west side of Indianapolis; our U8 Rec+ teams are playing in a new league run out of Vigo County. Playing divisions may include U10, U12, U14, and U18. (Learn More)
Travel soccer is the highest level offered by PCYSA. Travel divisions may include U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U16 and U18. Try-outs for Travel Soccer occur in June according to the tryout calendar and rules established by the Indiana Soccer League (ISL). Click here to view the Tryout Calendar. For Travel Soccer, tryouts are necessary to place youth players at the right level for their current ability, and for their developmental potential. Our player selection and team formation principles are as follows:
1. That individual players have the opportunity to develop their abilities to the highest degree possible by being placed at the level of competition most appropriate to providing them with positive challenges that will help them grow as players and persons.
2. That the broadest access to soccer is provided to players at levels appropriate to their development, within the demographic constraints of the population of participants.
- U4: birthdays between 8-1-09 and 7-31-10
- U5: birthdays between 8-1-08 and 7-31-09
- U6: birthdays between 8-1-07 and 7-31-08
- U7: birthdays between 8-1-06 and 7-31-07
- U8: birthdays between 8-1-05 and 7-31-06
- U9: birthdays between 8-1-04 and 7-31-05
- U10: birthdays between 8-1-03 and 7-31-04
- U11: birthdays between 8-1-02 and 7-31-03
- U12: birthdays between 8-1-01 and 7-31-02
- U13: birthdays between 8-1-00 and 7-31-01
- U14: birthdays between 8-1-99 and 7-31-00
- U16: birthdays between 8-1-97 and 7-31-99 (SPRING ONLY)
- U18: birthdays between 8-1-95 and 7-31-98 (SPRING ONLY)
We are a member of Indiana Soccer, the primary organization for club soccer in the state, which is part of U.S. Youth Soccer and U.S. Soccer (the governing body for the sport nationwide). We have modified playing rules for our recreational league, and our competitive leagues follow the modified playing rules of Indiana Soccer League.