Age Definitions

Age Definitions

USA VOLLEYBALL JUNIOR PLAYER AGE DEFINITION
For use during the 2017-2018 Season
 
Once a player participates (including but not limited to practicing, training, attending workouts and/or competing) in a club or varsity program for any university, college, community college, or junior college, he/she is ineligible to take part in any regional and national programming, which includes but is not limited to national JNC qualifying and championship events.
 

18 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 1999 or
Players who were born on or after September 1, 1998 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, 2000
 

16 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001
 

15 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002
 

14 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003
 

13 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004
 

12 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2005
 

11 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2006
 

10 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2007
 

9 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2008
 

8 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2009
 

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, 2003 or
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002 (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.