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USA VOLLEYBALL JUNIOR PLAYER AGE DEFINITION

For use during the 2018-2019 Season
 

18 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2000 or
Players who were born on or after September 1, 1999 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of the current academic year

17 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001

16 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002

15 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003

14 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004

13 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2005

12 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2006

All players born after 2006 will play in 12 and Under Division


 

Boys 14 and Under Division:

Regionally waived boys teams in the 14 and under age group will be allowed to participate at the USA Junior National Championships using the following age/grade definition:
 
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004 or
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003 (15 years or younger) who shall neither have completed nor are in a grade higher than the eighth grade (8th) during the current academic year.  (This exception is based on the net height difference of 7’4 1/8” to 7’ 11 5/8” between the 14 and Under Division to the 15 and Under Division.)
 
Note: These age definitions are used by domestic club programs and are NOT the same as the age definitions for the International and Domestic High Performance programs for 2018.
 
The Age Definition Policy was most recently revised by the USA Volleyball Board of Directors on January 19, 2002.
The classification cut-off date of September 1 was reviewed by the USAV Junior Assembly and the USA Regional Volleyball Association Assembly prior and during the USAV 2016 Annual Meetings and research justified the continuation of the cut-off date of September 1.