Age Groups

Age Divisions for Girls' Teams

Age "Traditional" USAV Definition OVR "Grade-Level" Definition
18 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 1998, or are high school students in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during the current academic year and are 19 years of age or younger (born on or after September 1, 1997) Teams with players who are in the 12th grade or below during the current academic year
17 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 1999 Teams with players who are in the 11th grade or below during the current academic year
16 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 2000 Teams with players who are in the 10th grade or below during the current academic year
15 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 2001 Teams with players who are in the 9th grade or below during the current academic year
14 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 2002 Teams with players who are in the 8th grade or below during the current academic year
13 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 2003 Teams with players who are in the 7th grade or below during the current academic year
12 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 2004 Teams with players who are in the 6th grade or below during the current academic year
11 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 2005
(Note: USA Volleyball does not recognize 11 & Under; if these teams compete nationally, they do so as 12 & Under.)
Teams with players who are in the 5th grade or below during the current academic year
10 & Under Teams with players born on or after September 1, 2006 Teams with players who are in the 4th grade or below during the current academic year
 
 
Restrictions on Juniors' Teams and Rosters
  1. Only players registered on National teams are eligible for regular-season National events.
  2. National teams can only play in National events within the OVR. Regional teams can only play in Regional events within the OVR.
    Example: Teams may play up in age; e.g. a 16 Regional team may enter a 17 Regional tournament. Only 17 American teams may play up in the next age level of Regional tournaments.
  3. Grade-level Regional and American teams must play at the age-appropriate level of their oldest player outside the OVR, Keystone and Pioneer Regions.
  4. Any division of players (National, American, or Regional) may participate in "and Under" or "U" tournaments.
  5. A National player may not play on any Regional or American team regardless of age. An American or Regional player may be moved to a National team with the permission of the respective OVR Girls' or Boys' Program Director.
  6. Players may not be on the roster of multiple teams within the same tournament.
  7. Clubs may not register phantom or shell teams to provide a vehicle to aid in organizing player movements from team to team. eg., shifting of complete teams or multiple players from a Regional, American or National team to the other to permit playing in both competition divisions and/or attending OVR Bid tournaments.
  8. A club may not alter any registered team roster by more than two players for major OVR tournaments e.g. (bids and championships) without special written consideration from the respective OVR Girls' or Boys' Program Director.