Playing up is the exception rather than the rule in youth soccer. When it is appropriate for soccer development, the opportunity for the player to play with older players shall be considered. Requests to “play up” must be made in writing to the board prior to the first tryout date. The board will review the request with the appropriate coaches. If permission is granted to tryout at an older age group, the player must commence their tryout with the age appropriate group. Then, with the permission of the board, the player may move to the older age group for evaluation purposes. (Based upon an evaluation with the age appropriate group, the board may deny the player a tryout with the older team).