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Age Groups And Policies - North Area Programs - Spring 2021

CSA-North/Cabarrus/Mount Pleasant Age Group Policies

Age Qualifications - 
Our program are based on YEAR OF BIRTH, not grade or current age. 

Our registration programs will guide you to the correct age group based on your child's date of birth. Please do not alter your child's date of birth. We check birth certificates as required by NCYSA. Falsification of information is grounds for removal from the program with no refund.

Please refer to the chart below to find your child's age group.

Age Group  Year of Birth 
 U6  2016 & 2017 (must be 4 by September 1) 
 U8  2014 & 2015
 U10  2012 & 2013
 U12  2010 & 2011
 U14 2008 & 2009. Older players may participate if attending middle school.
 In that situation, please contact us.

Play Up/Play Down Policies

If you are seeking to play in a different age group than is offered to your child, please read the information below:

For the Fall season, no requests will be considered after July 31.
For the Spring Season, no requests will be considered after January 31.

U6: Child must be 4 by the start of the season. If you wish to play DOWN to U6, please contact us.

All other age groups:
Playing down is not permitted in U8 or older age groups.
Playing up:
Because our age groups span 2 years or more, we allow players to change age groups only after successful evaluation by our Director of Coaching. If you wish to have your child play in an older division than their date of birth indicates, the child must attend a mandatory pre-season evaluation. Prior to evaluation, player must be registered and paid in their true age group. When registration is complete, please contact [email protected] to request an evaluation for your child. If the change is not approved, they will be assigned to a team in their true age group. 

Special Request Policies for Registration - North Area Programs

CSA-North/Cabarrus/Mount Pleasant Registration and Request Policy


Emailed requests cannot be considered, sorry!

Due to the smaller size of the program at CSA-North, each age group practices on a specific night at each location.

Requests for a coach or a teammate can be entered during registration, but please keep in mind that they are requests, not guarantees. CSA staff reviews and considers all special requests, but sometimes circumstances or conflicts in requests prevent us from fulfilling them all. Special requests are fulfilled in order of paid registration.

Questions: Contact Patti at [email protected]


Frequently Asked Questions - North Area Programs



How do I know which age group to choose?

Our programs are based on the year your child was born. Once your child is entered as a participant, our registration program offer options based on your child's date of birth and gender. Remember that our programs include two or more birth years. 

Your child remains in the same age group for the fall and spring seasons.

My child wants to play with his friend/sibling/classmate that is in a different age group. Can we change age groups?

Because of our sanctioning with USYS and NCYSA, we follow their age groups and their guidelines. We require that all players enter their correct date of birth, register in their correct age group, and file a request to change age groups with [email protected]. We may require a brief evaluation of the player prior to approving the change. Remember, we do collect and check birth certificates. Falsification of your child's date of birth in our registration system can result in removal from the program. 

Can I choose a practice day?

At our Cabarrus and Mount Pleasant locations, each age group practices on a specific day that is stated clearly on the program information page and during registration. Practice groups/locations may be combined or eliminated if enrollment is low.

Can I choose a coach?

We do allow parents to request a coach. Requests are filled in order of payment.
If you request a coach that is not in your age group, you will NOT be moved unless you formally request an age group change.  
Can I choose a friend as a teammate?
My child needs to ride with a neighbor. Can they be on the same team?

We do allow players to request one teammate in their age group, please be sure to register for the same location.

Can I get a refund?
Please review our Fall 2021 Cancellation and Compensation Policy. Click here


When are the games?

Games are on Saturdays at Frank Liske Park, typically beginning a 9am and running until early afternoon. Make up games may be Sunday afternoons. 

What if it is raining?

Our program is very large and rescheduling practices and games is difficult. For that reason, we make every effort to hold all practices and games as scheduled, even in the rain! When we have to cancel games or practices, we have several methods of notification. Please review our Weather Policy and Field Status page
We will attempt to make up games during the season as noted on the calendar.


Charlotte Soccer Academy Recreational Soccer
13333 Dorman Road (CSA Office) 
Pineville, North Carolina 28134

Phone: 704-572-6223
Email: [email protected]

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