Children will be assigned an age group based on the birth year matrix below. Simply look at the top row for the birth year and it will give you the age group for your child.
Players may be allowed to play up an age group. The PSC Board will review any requests to play down.
Each player is required to have the following equipment:
-Soccer cleats (not the same as football or baseball cleats which have a toe stud)
-An appropriately sized soccer ball (size 3, 4, or 5 . . . see below for your child's size).
You might find kits with all of these items for younger players at a sporting goods store or online for a cheaper bundled price.
Portland Soccer Club is a member of the Tennessee State Soccer Association and US Soccer program. Therefore, we adhere to the policies that are developed by those programs. See the attachment for detailed information on player development and the Standards Chart for small side games, including the appropriate sizes for soccer balls for children.
Please, see the ABOUT section of this website for more information on construction of the Portland Soccer Club.