Beach HP Age Definitions
2015 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 and Junior Beach Tour age definitions and also from grade classifications of U.S. school systems.
University-U26: Born in 1990 through 1992
Novice-U23: Born in 1993 or 1994
Junior-U21: Born in 1995 or 1996
Youth-U19: Born in 1997 or 1998
Select-U17: Born in 1999 or 2000
Future Select-U15: Born in 2001 or 2002
Future Stars-U13 (girls only): 2003 or 2004