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2020/21 Age Divisions

Age divisions are defined by USAV and are consistent across all volleyball clubs. It is possible to play up an age division but you cannot play down a division.

While "playing up" is common at some clubs, it is uncommon at MVSA. Please double-check the age divisions and make sure you attend the appropriate tryout for your age regardless of what age division you may have played in at another club.

You may be asked to play up if your school grade level does not match your age (i.e., you started school earlier than your peers). It is less important for younger players, but at the higher age divisions (U15 and higher) there is a general expectation that you will be playing alongside those at your same grade level. So, if you are a senior in high school, you will be expected to play in the U18 division even if you are U17 eligible according to your age. This is especially true for players who have the desire to play volleyball in college.

Please contact us if you have any questions concerning which tryout you should attend.

 

The age divisions for which MVSA fields teams are:

18 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2002
-or-
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2001 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of the current academic year

17 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2003

16 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2004

15 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005

14 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006

13 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2007

12 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2008

11 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2009

10 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2010

 

You can download the USAV age group chart for an easier way to calculate the correct age group given someone's birth month and year.

 

2020/21 Club Tryout Schedule

Tryouts will begin on November 1st. We will post a schedule as we get closer to the date. Tryouts are likely to be different this year as a result of the pandemic.