Player Eligibility

The USBA uses a grade-based criteria (USBA Nationals is both GRADE based and Age based) to determine player eligibility. In most cases, a player’s current grade will determine their division, however some circumstances may affect eligibility. Please see limitations below for each grade division. Teams will be thoroughly checked for age/grade verification prior to every USBA event.

The USBA Team Membership maintains a strict enforcement of Player Eligibility; there is a zero-tolerance policy regarding the participation of an ineligible athlete; violating teams will be removed from event and disqualified from further participation.

All players must meet the grade-level or age-exception criteria (see chart below). A legible copy of birth certificate and report card is required for verification at all USBA events.

The USBA Team Membership now includes player age/grade verification and a team management platform. If you get your team verified using Natonal Sports ID you will have a verified roster for all USBA events. This will allow your team to always be in the proper division and can check into events in minutes.

GRADE BASED REQUIREMENTS


2nd Grade

A player must be in the 2nd grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 10 prior to September 1, 2020.
GRADE EXCEPTION: A Player who is in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 9 prior to September 1, 2020

3rd Grade

A player must be in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 11 prior to September 1, 2020.
GRADE EXCEPTION: A player who is in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 10 prior to September 1, 2020

4th Grade

A player must be in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 12 prior to September 1, 2020.
GRADE EXCEPTION: A player who is in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 11 prior to September 1, 2020.

5th Grade

A player must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 13 prior to September 1, 2020.
GRADE EXCEPTION: A player who is in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 12 prior to September 1, 2020.

6th Grade

A player must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 14 prior to September 1, 2020.
GRADE EXCEPTION: A player who is in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 13 prior to September 1, 2020.

7th Grade

A player must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 15 prior to September 1, 2020.
GRADE EXCEPTION: A player who is in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 14 prior to September 1, 2010.

8th Grade

A player must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 16 prior to September 1, 2020.
GRADE EXCEPTION: A player who is in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 15 prior to September 1, 2020.

9th Grade

A player must be in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 17 prior to September 1, 2020.
GRADE EXCEPTION: A player who is in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 16 prior to September 1, 2020.

10th Grade

A player must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 18 prior to September 1, 2020.
GRADE EXCEPTION: A player who is in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2019 and does not turn 17 prior to September 1, 2020.

11th/12th Grade

A player must be in the 11th or 12th grade as of October 1, 2019 and cannot turn 20 prior to September 1, 2020.


AGE BASED REQUIREMENTS

9 & Under: All players must be 9 years old or younger on July 1, 2020.

10 & Under:  All Players must be 10 years old or younger on July 1, 2020.

11 & Under:  All players must be 11 years old or younger on July 1, 2020.

12 & Under:  All Players must be 12 years old or younger on July 1, 2020.

13 & Under:   All Boys must be 13 years old or younger on July 1, 2020.

14 & Under:   All Boys must be 14 years old or younger on July 1, 2020.

15 & Under:   All Boys must be 15 years old or younger on July 1, 2020.

16 & Under:   All Boys must be 16 years old or younger on July 1, 2020.

17 & Under:   All Boys must be 17 years old or younger on July 1, 2020.

18 & Under:   All Boys must be 18 years old or younger on July 1, 2020.

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