What are the USA Volleyball Junior age division definitions for the 2018-2019 season?

For a chart to help check your age division, view this provided by USAV.

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.

  1. 18 and under division: Players who were born on or after September 1st, 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
  2. 17 and under division: Players who were born on or after Sept. 1st, 2001.
  3. 16 and under division: Players who were born on or after Sept. 1st, 2002.
  4. 15 and under division: Players who were born on or after Sept. 1st, 2003.
  5. 14 and under division: Players who were born on or after Sept. 1st, 2004.
  6. 13 and under division: Players who were born on or after Sept. 1st, 2005.
  7. 12 and under division: Players who were born on or after Sept. 1st, 2006.
  8. 11 and under division (YOUTH-If register as Youth not eligible for National events [Qualifiers] - must upgrade to full Junior membership): Players who were born on or after Sept. 1st, 2007
  9. 8 and under division (membership is FREE!): Players who were born on or after Sept. 1st, 2010.

Note: These age definitions are used for domestic club programs and are NOT the same age definitions for the International and Domestic High Performance programs for 2019.

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 to the USAV 2016 Annual Meetings and research justified the continuation of the cut-off date of September 1.

The Age Definition Policy was most recently revised by the USA Volleyball Board of Directors on January 19, 2002.