Please see below for age groups for the 2021-2022 season as described in the USAV Age Definition Chart below:
USA Volleyball, not Maine Juniors, sets the dates/definitions for age groups in Junior Olympic Volleyball.
Once a player participates (including but not limited to practicing, training, attending workouts and/or competing) in a club or varsity program for any university, college, community college, or junior college, he/she is ineligible to take part in any regional and national programming, which includes but is not limited to national JNC qualifying and championship events.
Playing in older age groups in Maine Juniors: AKA “Playing Up”
Any high school player may tryout for the 18 National team without restrictions. If not selected for the 18 National team, the player will be considered for teams within their own age group or an approved age group.
Any player who is eligible for 14U or 12U teams who wish to play in an older age group needs to contact John Rasza, Director of Maine Juniors, for permission to do so. Factors to be considered will include:
- That to not do so would likely hold them back in their development; and,
- Related discussions with parents, the player and coaches as needed regarding the appropriateness of the decision.