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Strikers "Playing Up" in Age Group Policy

By Mitch Doherty, 08/15/17, 10:45AM EDT

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Strikers policy on how players "playing up" are rostered.

This topic has become more of an issue since the United States Soccer Federation's realignment of player age groups according to birth year.  It is Strikers policy that any and all players whose primary team assignment is in an older age group will be rostered in their actual birth year age group with the Storm team, unless there is no Storm team in which case the player will be rostered with the United team.  This policy allows the player and program the greatest opportunity to move the player from team to team from time to time using the NSL league's player pass policy.  Such player pass movement may be the result of player injury, player absences, or to provide additional game experience in tournament play or regular season games.