August Birthday Policy(Effective starting in fall 2009 season)– Tewksbury School System cut-off grade date is 8/31. Players with an August B-Day in their second year in U10 and up, may request to play in the next age bracket. U10 travel requires players to be born on or after 8/1/1999 to 7/31/2001. Consideration will be given if open available roster positions exist and approved by the Travel Director. TYSL currently uses the cut-off date of 8/1 to determine the division a child plays in. Therefore, those players currently with an August B-Day (2nd year U10s and up) fall into the situation in their 2nd year of playing in a travel division that they must play down an age division thus not playing with their grade aged friends. Knowing this was a less than desirable situation for many players, the BOD's recently voted in the below policy.
* Effective for the fall 2009, players with an August birthday in their second year of U10 and up, can request to move up to the next age bracket in order to align with the Tewksbury school year and play with their grade aged peers. There is no guarantee that the request will be approved due to the number of registered players in each age bracket and available roster positions.