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18u Format & Divisions
All players must age eligible for their age group on September 1st of the school year. For Example – on a 16U team all players must be 16 or younger on 9/1 of the school year.
This year at Nationals we will continue with the Varsity Division and Classification play that was introduced at NCHVC 2014.
Division I & II – This is the only option for ALL age groups with the exception of the Varsity age group (18u) which offer the Division III age group.
18u Division III – This division has been one of our hottest divisions, as such it has been part of Nationals Gold Ball Showdown Series Format. This age group was created for young 18u teams that are barely too old for the 16u age group. In order to opt into Division III you must meet one of the following criteria:
1. A team with no more than two players older then 16 as of September 1st of the school year.
2. A volleyball team that has an average age of 16.0 (or less) when combining the ages of their top 7 players as of September 1st of the school year.