Typically, there are 4 divisions: 18U, 16U, 14U, and 12U divisions.
18U = Class of 2023 & 2024
16U = Class of 2025 & 2026
14U = 8th & 7th Graders
12U = 6th & 5th Graders
However, AVP/USA and p1440 sanctioned events go by birth date so please look at the age eligibility below:
18 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or before June 31, 2006*
Players who were born on or after June 1, 2004 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade
16 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006*
14 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2008*
12 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after July 1, 2010*
*AAU goes by September 1 instead of July 1.
The Sand Club offers Best Of Mesquite Beach (B.O.M.B.) Series events where grades 9-12 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. 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.