Players in the Under-16 Division are 14 or 15 years old by July 31. Players in the Under-19 Division are 16, 17, or 18 years old by July 31. Teams generally have 14-18 players on the roster.
These divisions play teams in the Madison League, which includes teams from AYSO regions in Area 2A; Portola Valley, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, and Menlo Park, and other areas from San Carlos to West San Jose. Games are on Sundays for these divisions.
All U16 and U19 coaches must be registered as a volunteer (annual requirement), have completed Safe Haven (one-time requirement) and have completed the Advanced Coaches Course.
Palo Alto Team Codes
111 - 19B1
211 - 19G1
311 - 16B1
312 - 16B2
411 - 16G1
The Madison League website is located at: http://www.ayso2a.org/u1619/
Madison League Commissioner
Madison League plays free substitution. A substitution can only happen on any kickoff, any goal kick, and your own throw-in. As always, if one of your players is injured during the match you may substitute the player, but the other team cannot use that time for a substitution. Coaches, please assure that every player on your roster plays the Palo Alto AYSO minimum of 75% of the game. You will need to bring 1) a printed lineup card and 2) a free substitution card to every match. You will also provide a Time Monitor to check the opposing team to make sure they are playing every player at least 50% of the match. A copy of the time monitor card is attached to this page.
At the end of every match, coaches need to have a conference with the referee about the substitution that took place in the game and make note of its fairness. If there is some issue about the validity of the substitutions or a player played less than 50% of the game, please tell the referee and note it in your game report when you report the score on the website.