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IOWA REGION BEACH EVENTS AGE CLASSIFICATION
Age classification for our Iowa Region events (excluding HP events, and INCLUDING all Junior Beach Tour and American Beach Tour dates).
18U Players born on or after Sept. 1, 1998
16U Players born on or after Sept. 1, 2000
14U Players born on or after Sept. 1, 2002
12U Players born on or after Sept. 1, 2004
For full description of all age divisions, click HERE.
HIGH PERFORMANCE AGE CLASSIFICATION
The USAV Beach High Performance age-group classifications are consistent with those established by the FIVB (Federation Internationale de Volleyball) the international governing body for beach, indoor, and sitting volleyball. These age-group classifications govern international competition and all levels of Beach HP programs. Please note that these age-group classifications differ from USA Volleyball Junior Club and Junior Beach Tour age definitions and also from grade classifications of U.S. school systems.
USAV Beach High Performance works on a two-year cycle. Athletes remain in an age group for two years (one year they are the younger year and one year they are the older year), then move up to the next age group at the beginning of the next year to start a new cycle. Athletes may only try out and play in their own age group – there is no "playing up."
Future Stars (U13) - Born in 2005, 2006 or later
Future Select (U15) - Born in 2003 or 2004
Select (U17) - Born in 2001 or 2002
Youth (U19) - Born in 1999 or 2000
Junior (U21) - Born in 1997 or 1998
Novice (U23) - Born in 1995 or 1996