Typically, there are 4 divisions: 18U, 16U, 14U, and 12U divisions.
18U = Class of 2022 & 2023
16U = Class of 2024 & 2025
14U = 8th & 7th Graders
12U = 6th & 5th Graders
However, AAU, AVP and p1440 sanctioned events go by birth date so please look at the age eligibility below, as of January, 2022:
18 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or before August 31, 2005
Players who were born on or after June 1, 2003 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade
16 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2005
14 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2007
12 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2009
The Sand Club offers Best Of Mesquite Beach (B.O.M.B.) Series events where high schoolers are combined and 8th grade and younger are combined so the best practice is to contact the tournament director just to make sure your athlete is in the correct or appropriate age division. Parents are also welcome to register for older age divisions but rarely for younger. Exceptions are players with a younger birthday than their classmates or starting school early or skipping a grade. In this case, parents/players may play their age division. The Sand Club tends to encourage players to play their graduating class if they are looking to play college beach volleyball or winning at their age division.