All 40 regions of USA Volleyball use a player’s birthday, not grade, to determine what age-level the player can participate in during the club season.
That means a player won’t play on an 8th-grade team. They will play on a 14 and Under or 15 and Under team.
Sometimes a player’s birthday will require them to compete on an older team than their same-grade peers. Because of this, Badger Region has decided to allow junior club directors the opportunity to request an AGE WAIVER for a certain qualifying players.
An Age Waiver allows a player to compete at a younger age-level than their birthday requires IF playing at the younger age level will allow the player to compete with same-grade peers. Players do NOT need an age waiver if they wish to compete at an older age level.
The form below should be filled out by the CLUB and submitted to the Region. Any form submitted by parents will not be considered.
Each club makes their own policy on if they will accept a waivered player. Size and skill of the player have no bearing on waivers.
This waiver is ONLY approved for non-qualifying, in-region events. If the team plays in a USA Volleyball National Qualifier, the player will not be allowed to play. If the team plays out of region, the club must contact that tournament director and get prior approval. Pending the decision of the tournament director, the player might not be allowed to play.
To view USA Volleyball’s standardized age definitions, click here.
Club directors – prior to submitting the below form, please make sure that the player has a full updated membership for the current season. Anyone without a membership, or still possessing a tryout membership, will not be placed on a roster until this is taken care of.
**Please note that we receive a high volume of age-waivers each season so please be patient. We expect to have all age-waiver requests processed within a week of submission.**