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Age Classification


2019-2020 Age Definitions

For the 2019-2020 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, 2001; or Players who were born on or after September 1, 2000 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, 2002
  • 16 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003
  • 15 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004
  • 14 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2005
  • 13 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2006
  • 12 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2007
  • 11 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2008
  • 10 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2009
  • 9 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2010
  • 8 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after September 1, 2011

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, 2005; or Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004(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.