• Player Eligibility & Age Definition

    Eligibility & Age Definition

    What division would my son or daughter play? This is one of the most common questions that we hear. To help answer this, we have developed this page solely for the USA Volleyball Age Definition requirements.

    Below you will find the age definition provided by USA Volleyball. You will also find a chart to help figure out which division is right for your player.

    USAV Age Definition

    For use during the 2014-2015 season

    Age Definition as provided by USA Volleyball

    Explanation of Age Definition requirements as provided by USA Volleyball

    Demographic Research as provided by USA Volleyball. This information should help explain why the cutoff/start dates are what they are.

    In order to simplify the age definition information, the chart below has been provided. To use this chart, find the column for the month that the player was born and follow it down to the year that the player was born. This will tell you which division the player is eligible for.


    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, 2000


    Players who were born on or after September 1, 1999 (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 2014.


    More Information:

    For more information about player eligibility and the USA Volleyball Junior National Age Definition, please refer to the Junior Boys or Junior Girls Handbooks.