Originally Posted by komikaze
13 and under?
For most fields requiring 10 and older with their actual parent/guardian to sign the waiver form. Then there are a few fields that have 12 and older with actual parent/gaurdian being present and signing the form.
That leaves 3 years to play (1 at some). I say 16 and under for THEY all tend to violate some simple safety rule from time to time. (average not actual fact, yes I have reffed a few hundred games)
This leave to the simple fact that maturity is still in the ball park average. Each child is different but your on the average expectaion.
The 17 year old is close enough to an adult that they tend to be leaps and bounds over the average 10 to 13 year old but not much over the 14 to 16 year old. Lets just throw them into the upper age range.
Keep in mind that a car alone is not a factor for being Young or Old. People in NYC don't own a car and get around rather well living years without it. Heck, I was 22 and fesh out he Navy before I owned a car or a U.S. drivers licence.
Plus most of all the 16 to 18 year old people I have know and even now drive mom and dads car and do not own their own.
Plus a good 6 year range of age is good for people to start playing and some leauges require the young guns to have no more than 2 years of young guns experiance to prevent the team of 16 year olds to wipe all teams from their 4 to 6 years experiance each. Again prevent unbalanced fields of play.
Then again, each league has thier rules set for a reason. "Adults know best" . . . ha ha, just kidding.