Ho`olokahi Volleyball Academy

USA VOLLEYBALL JUNIOR PLAYER AGE DEFINITION

USA VOLLEYBALL JUNIOR PLAYER AGE DEFINITION

For use during the 2016-2017 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.  Please email if hoolokahi.vba@gmail.com if you are unsure what age division your child will fall under.

18 and Under Division:

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

OR

Players who were born after September 1, 1997  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, 1999

16 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2000

15 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001

14 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002

13 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003

12 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004

11 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2005

10 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2006

9 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2007

8 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2008 

 

 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, 2002 or

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001 (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 2017.

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.