All adults associated with Junior clubs, and Officials, are required to have SAFESPORT certification in 2016/17. More information here

For the 2016-2017 season

Juniors are placed into age brackets based upon their age at September 1st of each year.

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, 1998; or Players who were born on or 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. The Age Definition Policy was most recently revised by the USA Volleyball Board of Directors on January 19, 2002.
18U*18U17U16U15Ut14U13U12U11U10U9U8U
Sept199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
Oct199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
Nov199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
Dec199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
Jan199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Feb199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Mar199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Apr199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
May199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
June199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
July199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Aug199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
*Players who were born on or after September 1, 1997 OR players who were born on or after September 1, 1996 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of the current academic year.
tMale Only - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001 OR players who were born on or after September 1,2000 (15 years or younger) who shall neither have completed nor are in a grade higher than the eighth (8th) grade during the current academic year are eligible to play in the 14 & Under division. 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.