OFFICIAL FALL 2016 OPTIONS FOR SFYS TEAMS
Beginning Fall season of 2016, our recreational leagues will bracket teams by the players' school grade, not their birthdate. Meanwhile, our competitive leagues will be organized by players' birth year.
To mentally adjust to the new systems, and to get re-grounded, we highly recommend you simply ignore the U-Terminology and how it's different. Instead, all you need to know is what year your child was born, and what grade they will be in come fall.
This chart shows the two options, as well as the typical progression of competitive teams up to more elite leagues.