MJVBA: Age Definitions

The age definitions & modifications listed below are for MJVBA events in Michigan only (effective Sept 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020).  Not for any other state or AAU Nationals.  The age modifications below are by the vote of the club directors. The age determination date for AAU Volleyball is September 1.

No age waivers are allowed at the National Championships or Super Regionals.

Click here for AAU National Age definitions. *National AAU

18 & under
  • Players who were born on or after July 1, 2003
  • or born on or after July 1, 2002 and is a high school student (12th grade or below) during some part of the current academic year.
  • Once a player participates in a club or varsity program for any university, college, community college or junior college, he or she is ineligible to compete

17 & under
  • Born on or after July 1, 2004

16 & under
  • Born on or after July 1, 2005

15 & under
  • Born on or after July 1, 2006

14 & under
  • Born on or after July 1, 2007
  • MJVBA Modification* – or were an 8th grader or below for the current school year & were born on or  after June 1, 2007

13 & under
  • Born on or after July 1, 2008
  • MJVBA Modification* – or were a 7th grader or below for the current school year & were born on or  after June 1, 2008

Youth Volleyball Age Divisions: 12U,11U,10U

Youth Volleyball age team are the only teams that boys may play on. 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.  For non Grand Prix or Super Regional. For all other 2 day events contact the tournament director.

12 & under
  • Born on or after July 1, 2009
  • MJVBA Modification* – or were a 6th grader or below for the current school year & were born on or  after June 1, 2009
 
11 & under
  • Born on or after July 1, 2010
 
10 & under
  • Born on or after July 1, 2011
 

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.

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