The age definitions & modifications listed below are for all regular season events in Michigan only. Not for any other state or AAU Nationals. The age determination date for AAU Volleyball is July 1.
No age waivers are allowed at the AAU National Championships , Grand Prix’s or Super Regionals.
Click HERE for AAU National Age definitions. *National AAU
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, she is ineligible to compete.
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2004 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of the current academic year are eligible to compete on 18 and under teams.
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005 (18 years or younger) who shall neither have completed nor are in a grade higher than the eleventh grade (11th) during the current academic year will be allowed to participate in the 17 and under age division.
Youth Volleyball age team are the only teams that boys may play on in Michigan. Teams with boys may play in any one day event.
By AAU regulations teams with boys may NOT play in girls divisions at any Grand Prix or Super Regional or The Abu National Championships. For non Grand Prix or Super Regional. For all other 2 day events contact the tournament director.
It is important for club directors, parents and players to realize if the age modifications are used, players will have to move up 2 age divisions once ineligible for the modifications
This will allow those players who have early summer birthdays to compete with their age grouping but will not allow those students who are a full year ahead in age & physical maturity to compete in a lesser age division.
To have a waived players on your team. You will need some official documentation as to their grade for the current school year. A report card would be good. There is no need to apply for a waiver. You have to have this documentation with you at all tournaments in case their is a question about the eligibility of the player.
If you are going to AAU Nationals you will have to adhere to the age divisions listed on www.aausports.org No age waivers are allowed at the National Championships.