Beach HP Age Definitions
2014 FIVB / USA Volleyball High Performance Age-Group Classifications
In accordance with the goals of USA Volleyball to provide aspiring young volleyball players with world-class training and competition, USA Beach High Performance age-group classifications are consistent with those established by the FIVB (Federation Internationale de Volleyball), the international governing body for both beach and indoor volleyball.
These age-group classifications govern international competition and all levels of Beach High Performance programs. Please note that these age-group classifications differ from USA Volleyball junior club andBeach Junior Tour age definitions and also from grade classifications of U.S. school systems.
University-U26: Born in 1989 through 1993
Novice-U23: Born in 1992 or 1993
Junior-U21: Born in 1994 or 1995
Youth-U19: Born in 1996 or 1997
Select-U17: Born in 1998 or 1999
Future Select-U15: Born in 2000 or 2001
Future Stars-U13 (girls only): 2002 or 2003