A non-profit organization located in Stow, MA. Offering fun and enriching soccer opportunities for children of all ages!

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Playing Up Policy:


Stow Soccer Club recognizes that player development is best advanced by allowing players to compete at the highest possible levels, even if it means playing up in age. At the same time, we recognize that playing up in age is often more appropriate for the older players. 

The decision to move a player up will be determined by the Stow Soccer Board, the Age Coordinator and with parental okay.  The decision will be based on the following criteria:

  • The older team would not have sufficient players without the participation of younger players; or 
  • The player is being placed on a team with his or her classmates; or 
  • The player's skills justify the placement on an older team. 

Our pollicy is simliar to other organizations such as MYSA.

It is important to note that this applies only to situations where the younger player is being placed on an older team. This is not applicable to other situations.