2017-18 Girls AAU Grade Eligibility Rules

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Updated: August 5, 2017

Girls Basketball Handbook

 Eligibility

Grade Divisions Competition Divisions for District Qualifying Tournaments, Super Regional Tournaments and National Championships.
Competition in girls’ basketball shall be determined by the following:

12th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 12th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 19 on August 31, 2018.

11th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2017 can be no older than 18 on August 31, 2018.
For an athlete that is in the 12th grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in the
11th grade division they can be no older than 17 on August 31, 2018.

10th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 17 on August 31,
2017. For an athlete that is in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in
the 10th grade division they can be no older than 16 on August 31, 2018.

9th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 16 on August 31,
2018. For an athlete that is in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in
the 9th grade division they can be no older than 15 on August 31, 2018.

8th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 15 on August 31,
2018. For an athlete that is in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in
the 8th grade division they can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2018.

7th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 14 on August 31,
2018. For an athlete that is in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in
the 7th grade division they can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2018.

6th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 13 on August 31,
2018. For an athlete that is in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in
the 6th grade division they can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2018.

5th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 12 on August 31,
2018. For an athlete that is in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in
the 5th grade division they can be no older than 11 on August 31, 2018.

4th Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 11 on August 31,
2018. For an athlete that is in the 5th grade as of October 1, 201 wanting to petition to play down, in
the 4th grade division they can be no older than 10 on August 31, 2018.

3rd Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 10 on August 31,
2018. For an athlete that is in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in
the 3rd grade division they can be no older than 9 on August 31, 2018.

2nd Grade Division
An athlete must be in the 2nd grade as of October 1, 2017 and can be no older than 9 on August 31,
2018. For an athlete that is in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2017 wanting to petition to play down, in
the 2nd grade division they can be no older than 8 on August 31, 2018.

The AAU is a grade based organization. Each grade division consists of a 24 month age window which
determines an athletes’ participation in that division. If an athletes’ age is outside the 24 month
window for their grade, the athlete must play up to the grade division that is normal and customary for
their age. If an athlete is in any grade above what is normal and customary for their age, that athlete
may petition to play down provided they meet the established criteria.
An athlete is eligible to play down a grade provided they meet the requirements listed in the chart
below.
**Questions regarding eligibility may be directed to the National Office by calling 407-934-7200

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