One of the most common questions that a club/academy receives is about which age group or team their child will tryout with or play with if given an offer to play for the club/academy. Tryouts can be by age group or mixed age groups depending on attendance and other factors. As for teams, it will also depend on which teams the club/academy is able to field from year to year and other factors.
Generally speaking, many athletes will find that they are placed with their cohort by age or grade if possible and spots available, which is a common practice in many sports, and there are a number of reasons why that is a best practice. This pairing in the sports world has not changed much over the years across the US because it is a proven, results-driven experience validated by many parents and athletes for the growth and well-being of the training and experience for their children.