BayState Bombers: AAU Boys Age Criteria

Saturday, February 23
AAU Boys Age Criteria for Spring 2008

Boys qualify for age divisions first by birthdate or secondly by grade AND birthdate. Players who qualify by grade AND the older of the birthdates for their respective divisions are considered “grade exceptions.”
 
Click on the title above for a link to www.aauboysbasketball.org for further explanations of age and grade requirements and the number of grade exception athletes allowed per team per age division. (Click on Rule Book, then go to Part II. Eligibility.) Also on that site, click on "WHAT AGE DIVISION AM I IN?" to use their Age Division Calculator to figure the appropriate division for boys OR girls AAU basketball.


The following is excerpted (with edits) from the aforementioned website: 

 E. Age Determining Date/Grade Exception Rule

September 1, 2008 shall be the determining date for the age of the competitor for all districts and
national championship events. Eligibility to participate is based first on the age determining date. The
grade of the athlete is not a consideration if the athlete meets the age determining date. An athlete who
does not meet the age determining date may qualify under the grade exception rule. In the 8U/2nd Grade
through the 14U/8th Grade division, each team is allowed a maximum of three grade exception athletes.
There is no limit on the number of grade exception athletes in the 15U/9th Grade divisions through the
Senior Boys’ division.

Senior Boys Division (Open) - born on or after - September 1, 1988 (no later than summer following H.S. Class
Graduation or Prep School graduation). No limit on the number of grade exception athletes.

Junior Boys Division (17 and Under) - born on or after September 1, 1990
Grade Exception 1: A player who is in the 11th grade and who was born on or after September 1, 1989
can participate in the Junior Boys/11th grade and  division.
Exception 2: A player who is enrolling in Prep School is eligible to participate in the AAU Jr. Boys'
Basketball Program provided he was born on or after September 1, 1989)(Subject to the approval of the
National Chair). Contact the National Chairman (Boo Williams) to apply for approval. No limit on the
number of grade exception athletes.

16 and Under/10th grade - born on or after - September 1, 1991
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 10th grade and who was born on or after September 1, 1990 can
participate in the 16: under/10th grade division. No limit on the number of grade exception athletes.

15 and Under/9th grade - born on or after - September 1, 1992
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 9th grade and who was born on or after September 1, 1991 can
participate in the 15: under/9th grade division. No limit on the number of grade exception athletes.

14 and Under/8th grade - born on or after - September 1, 1993
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 8th grade and who was born on or after September 1, 1992 can
participate in the 14: under/8th grade division. Maximum of three grade exception athletes per team.

13 and Under/7th grade - born on or after - September 1, 1994
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 7th grade and who was born on or after September 1, 1993 can
participate in the 13: under/7th grade division. Maximum of three grade exception athletes per team.

12 and Under/6th grade - born on or after - September 1, 1995
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 6th grade and who was born on or after September 1, 1994 can
participate in the 12: under/6th grade division. Maximum of three grade exception athletes per team.

11 and Under/5th grade - born on or after - September 1, 1996
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 5th grade and who was born on or after September 1, 1995 can
participate in the 11: under/5th grade division. Maximum of three grade exception athletes per team.
10 and Under/4th grade - born on or after - September 1, 1997
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 4th grade and who was born on or after September 1, 1996 can
participate in the 10: under/4th grade division. Maximum of three grade exception athletes per team.

9 and Under/3rd grade - born on or after - September 1, 1998
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 3rd grade and who was born on or after September 1, 1997 can
participate in the 9: under/3rd grade division. Maximum of three grade exception athletes per team.

8 and Under/2nd grade - born on or after - September 1, 1999
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 2nd grade and who was born on or after September 1,1998 can
participate in the 8:under/2nd grade division. Maximum of three grade exception athletes per team.