EXCEL will be holding Evaluation Clinics to determine girls teams for the upcoming 2020-2021 club season.  Athletes interested in joining EXCEL should register to attend Evaluation Clinics for their age group. An athlete can register for Evaluations once and then attend any clinics during that evaluation week.  Evaluation Clinics will start in July.  The specific dates for age groups are listed below.  We encourage athletes seeking a national team to attend Evaluation Clinics the first few days. EXCEL follows the North Texas Region rules for selecting athletes for teams. Official offers will be sent via the Online Commitment System (OCS) on the Acceptance Date. 

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2020-2021 Team Details

2020-2021 Girls Coaching Team

Age Groups

10s - 14s:  Evaluation Clinics will start on August 8th.  Acceptance Date is August 16th.  

15s - 18s:  Evaluation Clinics will start on July 25th.  Acceptance Date is August 2nd.  

Athletes register once and can attend Clinics through out the Evaluation Process.  Official offers may be anytime on or after the Acceptance Date.  

North Texas Region Evaluation Process 

18 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2002 OR Players who were born on or after July 1, 2001 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of the current academic year

17 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2003

Girls 17 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2002 (18 years or younger) who shall neither have completed nor are in a grade higher than the eleventh grade (11th) during the current academic year will be allowed to participate at the USA Junior National Championships on 17 and under teams. This age waiver is still subject to frozen roster rules. (This age waiver is based on recruiting concerns for girls in the 11th grade who would otherwise be required to participate in girls 18’s qualifiers and the Girls 18’s GJNC.)

16 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2004 15 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005 14 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006

Boys 14 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005 (15 years or younger) who shall neither have completed nor are in a grade higher than the eighth grade (8th) during the current academic year will be allowed to participate at the USA Junior National Championships on 14 and under teams. This age waiver is still subject to frozen roster rules. (This exception is based on the net height difference of 7’4 1/8” to 7’ 11 5/8” between the 14 and Under Division to the 15 and Under Division.)

13 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2007

Boys 13 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006 (14 years or younger) who shall neither have completed nor are in a grade higher than the seventh grade (7th) during the current academic year are eligible for a Region approved waiver to compete in the boys 13’s age group. This age waiver is still subject to frozen roster rules.

12 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2008

Boys 12 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2007 (13 years or younger) who shall neither have completed nor are in a grade higher than the sixth grade (6th) during the current academic year are eligible for a Region approved waiver to compete in the boys 12’s age group. This age waiver is still subject to frozen roster rules.

11 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2009 10 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2010 9 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2011 8 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2012

Note: These age definitions are used by domestic club programs and are NOT the same as the age definitions for the International and Domestic High Performance programs.

The Age Definition Policy was most recently revised by the USA Volleyball Board of Directors on June 30, 2020.
The classification cut-off date of July 1 was reviewed by the USAV Junior Assembly and the USA Regional Volleyball Association Assembly and research justified the new cut-off date of July 1.