US Soccer has implemented new changes to their soccer standards for the upcoming 2017 season. The changes are set to be implemented in Montana for the Fall 2016 season.
One change is the small sided game standards that we have already implemented. U10’s now play 7v7 and U11/12’s play 9v9 with U13 and above playing 11v11.
The other change will be the switch to calendar year registration ( Jan 1st to Dec 31st ) instead of the current school year registration ( Aug 1st to July 31st ). US Soccer had mandated that theses changes be put into effect no later than Fall 2017. However, Montana State Youth Soccer Association has decided to implement these standards effective Fall 2016.
Missoula Strikers will hold an informational meeting for parents to discuss these changes and how our club plans to implement them for this fall 2016 and spring 2017. Official announcement and US soccer write up can be found here: http://www.ussoccer.com/ stories/2015/08/24/18/07/ 150824-coaching-player- development-initiatives-rel
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 24th, 5:00 – 5:45 PM at Lewis & Clark School.