2013 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 Beach Junior Tour age definitions and also from grade classifications of U.S. school systems.
University-U26: Born in 1988 through 1992
Novice-U23: Born in 1991 or 1992
Junior-U21: Born in 1993 or 1994
Youth-U19: Born in 1995 or 1996
Select-U17: Born in 1997 or 1998
Future Select-U15: Born in 1999 through 2001