AAU divides Competitive brackets by a combination of age and grade. To determine if your player is a grade exception, complete the following section:
How old will your player be on September 1, 2016?______
Based on the age above, your player would qualify to play on:
Age 12 6th Grade Team Age 13 7th Grade Team
Age 14 8th Grade Team Age 15 9th Grade Team
Age 16 10th Grade Team Age 17 11th Grade Team
An example of player who is a "Grade Exception" would be a 13 year old player, who is in the 6th grade. By age, the player qualifies to play in 7th grade, but because the player is in a lower grade (6th) he can qualify as a "Grade Exception" for the 6th grade team. In this case, the player must submit a "Grade Exception" form, signed by a school teacher of administrator, certifying his grade. Please note that we are only allowed three grade exceptions per team.