Age Group Rules

Grade / Age Divisions:


US Amateur Basketball is grade based with age parameters and limitations determined by birth date, that allow players in each division to compete against other players currently at the same grade / age level.  A player may qualify under the age exception rule if they have been advanced in grade due to academic excellence or parental preference. The following guide determines all eligible ages at grade levels.

Boys & Girls


3rd Grade - An athlete must be in the 3rd grade or below for the 2016-17 school year and cannot turn 11 prior to September 1, 2017.  Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 10 before September 1, 2017.

4th Grade - An athlete must be in the 4th grade or below for the 2016-17 school year and cannot turn 12 prior to September 1, 2017. Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 11 before September 1, 2017.

5th Grade - An athlete must be in the 5th grade or below for the 2016-17  school year and cannot turn 13 prior to September 1, 2017. Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 12 before September 1, 2017.

6th Grade - An athlete must be in the 6th grade or below for the 2016-17 school year and cannot turn 14 prior to September 1, 2017. Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 13 before September 1, 2017.

7th Grade - An athlete must be in the 7th grade or below for the 2016-17  school year and cannot turn 15 prior to September 1, 2017. Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 14 before September 1, 2017.

8th Grade - An athlete must be in the 8th grade or below for the 2016-17 school year and cannot turn 16 prior to September 1, 2017. Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 15 before September 1, 2017.

9th Grade - An athlete must be in the 9th grade or below for the 2016-17 school year and cannot turn 17 prior to September 1, 2017. Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 16 before September 1, 2017.

10th Grade - An athlete must be in the 10th grade or below for the 2016-17 school year and cannot turn 18 prior to September 1, 2017. Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 17 before September 1, 2017.

11th Grade - An athlete must be in the 11th grade or below for the 2016-17 school year and cannot turn 19 prior to September 1, 2017. Age Exception: Athlete does not turn 18 before September 1, 2017.

12th Grade - An athlete must be in the 12th grade or below for the 2016-17 school year and cannot turn 20 prior to September 1, 2017.

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