Travel Team Rules

                                     2019 AAU Boys' Basketball Eligibility Requirements
                                                AGE BASED COMPETITION RULES

7 & Under 
An athlete can be no older than 7 on or before August 31, 2019. (Born on or after September 1, 2011)
8 & Under 
An athlete can be no older than 8 on or before August 31, 2019. (Born on or after September 1, 2010)
9 & Under
An athlete can be no older than 9 on or before August 31, 2019. (Born on or after September 1, 2009) 
10 & Under
An athlete can be no older than 10 on or before August 31, 2019. (Born on or after September 1, 2008)
11 & Under
An athlete can be no older than 11 on or before August 31, 2019. (Born on or after September 1, 2007) 
12 & Under
An athlete can be no older than 12 on or before August 31, 2019. (Born on or after September 1, 2006) 
13 & Under
An athlete can be no older than 13 on or before August 31, 2019. (Born on or after September 1, 2005) 
14 & Under
An athlete can be no older than 14 on or before August 31, 2019. (Born on or after September 1, 2004)

                                     GRADE BASED COMPETITION RULES

2nd Grade 
An athlete must be in the 2nd grade or below as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 19 on or before August 31, 2019.
3rd Grade 
An athlete must be in the 3rd grade or below as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 10 on or before August 31, 2019.
4th Grade 
An athlete must be in the 4th grade or below as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 11 on or before August 31, 2019.
5th Grade 
An athlete must be in the 5th grade or below as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 12 on or before August 31, 2019.
6th Grade 
An athlete must be in the 6th grade or below as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 13 on or before August 31, 2019.
7th Grade 
An athlete must be in the 7th grade or below as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 14 on or before August 31, 2019.
8th Grade 
An athlete must be in the 8th grade or below as of October 1, 2018 and can be no older than 15 on or before August 31, 2019.

                                               HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION RULES

15U/9TH GRADE
An athlete can be no older than 15 on or before August 31, 2019.
Grade Policy: An athlete who is in the 9th Grade as of October 1, 2018 and who is no older than 16 on or before August 31, 2019 is eligible to compete in the 15U/9th Grade division.
16U/10TH GRADE 
An athlete can be no older than 16 on or before August 31, 2019.
Grade Policy: An athlete who is in the 10th Grade as of October 1, 2018 and who is no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2019 is eligible to compete in the 16U/10th Grade division.
17U/11TH GRADE 
An athlete can be no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2019.
Grade Policy: An athlete who is in the 11th Grade as of October 1, 2018 and who is no older than 17 on or before August 31, 2019 is eligible to compete in the 17U/11th Grade division.
19U/12TH GRADE 
An athlete can be no older than 19 on or before August 31, 2019
Grade Policy: An athlete who is in the 12th Grade as of October 1, 2018 and who is no older than 20 on or before August 31, 2019 is eligible to compete in the 19U/12th Grade division.


                                     2019 NTBA BOYS BASKETBALL ELIGIBILITY RULES

Girls may play on boys' teams if they meet the 9U-12U age (or 3rd-6th grade) division requirements without prior authorization as long they meet the eligibility requirements for the division. All others must have approval from NTBA.

NTBA is using an AGE based system currently for 9U-14U for most tournaments. Once players are in the 9th grade, NTBA will use a GRADE based system.

9 & Under: All players must be 9 years old or younger on June 30, 2019

10 & Under: All players must be 10 years old or younger on June 30, 2019

11 & Under: All players must be 11 years old or younger on June 30, 2019

12 & Under: All players must be 12 years old or younger on June 30, 2019

13 & Under: All boys must be 13 years old or younger on June 30, 2019

14 & Under: All boys must be 14 years old or younger on June 30, 2019

9th Grade – All boys must be in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2018 & must be 16 years old or younger on August 31, 2019
     or a boy in the 10th grade that does not turn 16 prior to September 1, 2019

10th Grade – All boys must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2018 & must be 17 years old or younger on August 31, 2019
     or a boy in the 11th grade that does not turn 17 prior to September 1, 2019

11th/12th Grade – All boys must be in the 11th or 12th grade as of October 1, 2018 & must be 19 years old or younger on August 31, 2019

Note: players may play up in older divisions, but can not play down. They must fit the age and/or grade requirements to play in a division or be younger and playing up.  Meaning a 13 year old can play up in the 14u age division, but that same 13 year old can not play down in the 12u age division or a 10th grader can play up in the 11th/12th grade division, but that same 10th grader can not play down in the 9th grade division.

Players must show proof of age (copy of birth certificate or another state issued form such as a driver’s license or identification card from the DMV) and proof of current grade (copy of school issued report card or progress report from the current school year). Players in 9u-14u age divisions are still required to provide proof of grade even though those divisions are based solely on age if they are using a birth certificate for proof of age. If players in 9u-14u age divisions show a state issued photo ID then that is the only documentation they will need. Players in 9th-11th/12th grade divisions will have to show proof of age and grade no matter what. 

NTBA HIGHLY recommends that ALL players get a state issued photo ID from the DMV. For 2019 NTBA will not require this, but it will be required for ALL players in the near future. NTBA suggest that teams go ahead and have all players get these to be prepared for this requirement and to more accurately prove who each player truly is.  

Homeschool players must have all proper proof with updated/current STATE DOCUMENTS showing they are allowed by the state to be homeschooled. Homeschool players eligibility is based upon age ONLY.

                                                    BOYS DIVISIONS BY GRADE

Along with offering the above AGE divisions for Boys Nationals, NTBA will also offer the following GRADE divisions as well for our National Championship (and other select regular season tournaments):

5th Grade – a player must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2018 & the player can not turn 13 before September 1, 2019
     or a player in the 6th grade that does not turn 12 prior to July 1, 2019

6th Grade – a player must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2018 & the player can not turn 14 before September 1, 2019
     or a player in the 7th grade that does not turn 13 prior to July 1, 2019

7th Grade – a boy must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2018 & he can not turn 15 before September 1, 2019
     or a boy in the 8th grade that does not turn 14 prior to July 1, 2019

8th Grade – a boy must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2018 & he can not turn 16 before September 1, 2019
     or a boy in the 9th grade that does not turn 15 prior to July 1, 2019

                                  2019 NTBA GIRLS BASKETBALL ELIGIBILITY RULES

For 2019, NTBA will use a GRADE based system for girls basketball. 

3rd Grade – a girl must be in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2018 & she can not turn 11 before September 1, 2019
     or a girl in the 4th grade that does not turn 10 prior to September 1, 2019

4th Grade – a girl must be in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2018 & she can not turn 12 before September 1, 2019
     or a girl in the 5th grade that does not turn 11 prior to September 1, 2019

5th Grade – a girl must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2018 & she can not turn 13 before September 1, 2019
     or a girl in the 6th grade that does not turn 12 prior to September 1, 2019

6th Grade – a girl must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2018 & she can not turn 14 before September 1, 2019
     or a girl in the 7th grade that does not turn 13 prior to September 1, 2019

7th Grade – a girl must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2018 & she can not turn 15 before September 1, 2019
     or a girl in the 8th grade that does not turn 14 prior to September 1, 2019

8th Grade – a girl must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2018 & she can not turn 16 before September 1, 2019
     or a girl in the 9th grade that does not turn 15 prior to September 1, 2019

9th Grade – a girl must be in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2018 & she can not turn 17 before September 1, 2019
     or a girl in the 10th grade that does not turn 16 prior to September 1, 2019

10th Grade – a girl must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2018 & she can not turn 18 before September 1, 2019
     or a girl in the 11th grade that does not turn 17 prior to September 1, 2019

11th/12th Grade – a girl must be in the 11th or 12th grade as of October 1, 2018 & she can not turn 20 before September 1, 2019

Note: Girls may play up in older grade divisions, but can not play down. They must fit the grade/age requirements to play in a division or be younger and playing up. Meaning a 7th grader can play up in the 8th grade division or higher, but that same 7th grader can not play down in the 6th grade division.

Players must show proof of age (copy of birth certificate or another state issued form such as a drivers license or photo ID from the DMV) and proof of current grade (copy of school issued report card or progress report from the current school year).