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2019-20 Age Group Definitions

Grade-based teams are classified based on the grade they are attending in school as of Oct. 1 of the Playing Year. There are exceptions where some athletes can "play down" a grade level, see notated Grade Exception criteria for each division below. Please note, the 11th/12th Grade division is a combined division at Teammate Basketball tournaments.

2nd Grade

A player must be in the 2nd grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 10 prior to September 1, 2020. Grade Exception: A player who is in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 9 prior to September 1, 2020.

3rd Grade

A player must be in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 11 prior to September 1, 2020. Grade Exception: A player who is in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 10 prior to September 1, 2020.

4th Grade

A player must be in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 12 prior to September 1, 2020. Grade Exception: A player who is in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 11 prior to September 1, 2020.

5th Grade

A player must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 13 prior to September 1, 2020. Grade Exception: A player who is in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 12 prior to September 1, 2020.

6th Grade

A player must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 14 prior to September 1, 2020. Grade Exception: A player who is in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 13 prior to September 1, 2020.

7th Grade

A player must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 15 prior to September 1, 2020. Grade Exception: A player who is in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 14 prior to September 1, 2020.

8th Grade

An athlete must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 16 prior to September 1, 2020. Grade Exception: A player who is in the 9th Grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 15 prior to September 1, 2020.

15U / 9th Grade

A player must be in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 17 prior to September 1, 2020.  Grade Exception: A player who is in the 10th Grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 16 prior to September 1, 2020.

16U / 10th Grade

A player must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 18 prior to September 1, 2020. Grade Exception: A player who is in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 17 prior to September 1, 2020.

17U / 11th-12th Grade

A player must be in the 11th or 12th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 20 prior to September 1, 2020. A 12th Grader turning 20 prior to September 1, 2020 is ineligible for the 11th/12th Grade Division and should consider post-high school play.

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