There are new small sided standards, and birth year registration changes, coming to US Youth Soccer. These new initiatives have been mandated to be implemented by August 2017 and, like many other state soccer associations, Kansas Youth Soccer is starting implementation early with plans for these new guidelines to be in place for the Fall 2016 season.
US Soccer has prepared a special presentation that will communicate their philosophies behind these changes and hopefully answer any questions you may have. Please see the following link for more info.
In addition, here is a document that specifically explains the Birth Year Registration criteria in detail.