Age Groups

The Age Divisions for Girls' Teams as defined by the OVR (Ohio Valley Region) are as follows:

Age

OVR "Grade-Level" Definition

18 & Under

Teams with players who are in the 12th grade or below during the current academic year

17 & Under

Teams with players who are in the 11th grade or below during the current academic year

16 & Under

Teams with players who are in the 10th grade or below during the current academic year

15 & Under

Teams with players who are in the 9th grade or below during the current academic year

14 & Under

Teams with players who are in the 8th 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.