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15 Aug 2013

AAU Boys’ Basketball Eligibility

AAU Boys’ Basketball Eligibility

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ELIGIBILITY RULES FOR AAU BASKETBALL

 ELIGIBILITY
All Non‐athletes/coaches are responsible to see that their team meets all eligibility requirements.
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, an athlete may play down provided they meet the established criteria listed in the
chart below.

 2ND GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 2nd grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 9 on August 31, 2014. For an
athlete that is in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2013 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 8 on August 31,
2014.

 3RD GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 10 on August 31, 2014. For an
athlete that is in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2013 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 9 on August 31,
2014.

 4TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 11 on August 31, 2014. For an
athlete that is in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2013 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 10 on August 31,
2014.

 5TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 12 on August 31, 2014. For an
athlete that is in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2013 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 11 on August 31,
2014.

 6TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 13 on August 31, 2014. For an
athlete that is in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2013 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 12 on August 31,
2014.

 7TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 14 on August 31, 2014. For an
athlete that is in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2013 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 13 on August 31,
2014.

 8TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 15 on August 31, 2014. For an
athlete that is in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2013 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 14 on August 31,
2014.

 9TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 16 on August 31, 2014. For an
athlete that is in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2013 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 15 on August 31,
2014.

 10TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 17 on August 31, 2014. For an
athlete that is in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2013 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 16 on August 31,
2014.

 11TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 18 on August 31, 2014. For an
athlete that is in the 12th grade as of October 1, 2013 wanting to play down, they can be no older than 17 on August 31,
2014.

 12TH GRADE DIVISION
An athlete must be in the 12th grade as of October 1, 2013 and can be no older than 19 on August 31, 2014.
An athlete is eligible to play down a grade provided they meet the requirements listed in the chart below.
AGE REQUIREMENTS TO PLAY DOWN A GRADE DIVISION
Grade as of Oct. 1st, 2013 Requested Grade Birth date Requirements
12th Grade 11th Grade born on or after 9/1/1996
11th Grade 10th Grade born on or after 9/1/1997
10th Grade 9th Grade born on or after 9/1/1998
9th Grade 8th Grade born on or after 9/1/1999
8th Grade 7th Grade born on or after9/1/2000
7th Grade 6th Grade born on or after 9/1/2001
6th Grade 5th Grade born on or after 9/1/2002
5th Grade 4th Grade born on or after 9/1/2003
4th Grade 3rd Grade born on or after 9/1/2004
3rd Grade 2nd Grade born on or after 9/1/2005
*Proof of grade and age must be available for review, by an AAU designee at all AAU sanctioned competitions, if
requested. If said information is not available the team is subject to removal from the competition.*

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