Roster Guidelines

UpdatedMonday May 16, 2022 byRye Brook Youth Soccer.

The Board is always looking at the long-term growth and health of the Rye Brook Youth Soccer program.  Rye Brook Youth Soccer is a local club program and we want to encourage maximum participation while still maintaining a competitive environment.  As our teams progress from U8 all the way through middle school and high school, a certain amount of attrition inevitably takes place. We want to create as many opportunities as we can to keep kids in the program and protect the long-term viability of many of our younger teams and players.

U8 – We participate in a Lower-Westchester-only division to help minimize travel.  Roster sizes are more flexible and are determined by the Board each year.

U9 and U10  - Teams may carry up to 14 players on a team.  If the number of registrations exceeds 14 players, we may continue to allow up to 3 Developmental Players per team.  If we have sufficient registration we will have two teams.

  • Developmental players are identified through the annual evaluation process
  • Developmental players may withdraw from the program after the evaluation process is completed and receive a full refund
  • Developmental Players would participate in practices and be eligible to participate in clinics
  • Developmental Players would not be eligible for games, per WYSL roster limits
  • Developmental Player Fee would be 1/2 the normal fee
  • Developmental Players may withdraw between the Fall and Spring season and receive a partial refund

U11 and U12 - Teams may carry up to 18 players on a team.  If the number of registrations exceeds 18 players, we may allow up to 3 Developmental Players per team.  If we have sufficient registration we will have two teams.

  • Developmental players are identified through the annual evaluation process
  • Developmental players may withdraw from the program after the evaluation process is completed and receive a full refund
  • Developmental Players would participate in practices and be eligible to participate in clinics
  • Developmental Players would not be eligible for games, per WYSL roster limits
  • Developmental Player Fee would be 1/2 the normal fee
  • Developmental Players may withdraw between the Fall and Spring season and receive a partial refund

U13 and Up  - Teams will be permitted to carry 18 active players and up to 4 Reserves.  If we have sufficient registration we will have two teams.

  • Reserve players are identified through the annual evaluation process
  • Reserve players may withdraw from the program after the evaluation process is completed and receive a full refund.
  • Reserve Players would participate in practices and be eligible to participate in clinics
  • Reserve Players would be eligible to dress and be active for games only if they are needed to ensure sufficient numbers are present to field a robust number of starters and substitutes (e.g. excessive absences)
  • Reserve Player Fee would be 1/2 the normal fee
  • Reserve Players may withdraw between the Fall and Spring season and receive a partial refund