Age/Team Classifications

YOUTH

Seventeen (17) and Eighteen (18) (Midget)
Fifteen (15) and Sixteen (16) (Midget)
Thirteen (13) and Fourteen (14) (Bantam)
Eleven (11) and Twelve (12) (Pee Wee)
Nine (9) and Ten (10) (Squirt)
Eight (8) & Seven (7) (Mite)
Six (6) & Under (Mini Mite)

GIRLS

Seventeen (17) through Nineteen (19)
Fifteen (15) and Sixteen (16)
Thirteen (13) and Fourteen (14)
Eleven (11) and Twelve (12)
Nine (9) and Ten (10)
Eight (8) & Seven (7) (Mite)
Six (6) & Under (Mini Mite)

A youth or girls player may play on a team in an older
classification only if the applicable Affiliate’s rules or
decisions, and the applicable local program’s rules or
decisions, permit that player to do so.

A youth or girls player residing in one Affiliate may not play on a team in
an older classification in a different Affiliate unless both
the Affiliate where the player resides and the Affiliate
where the player desires to play have granted permission
to play in an older classification. In the event a youth or
girls player has been denied the permission to play in an
older classification in an Affiliate other than the Affiliate
where the player resides, the player may appeal such
denial to the USA Hockey Player Development
Committee.

WOMEN Divided into A, B and C classifications (additional
recreational classifications of Adult Women 30 and Over,
40 and Over, and 50 and Over will be organized under the
Adult Council). All players must be 18 years of age or
older. Under special circumstances, players may submit a
written request prior to December 31 of the current
playing year for a one-year waiver to their
Girls’/Women’s Section Representative for waiver
committee review to play in this classification in
accordance with registration guidelines.

Women’s Senior A: This category is for elite teams and
players. Restricted to legal U.S. residents.

Women’s Senior B: This category is for established teams
and skilled players. Restricted to legal U.S. residents.

Women’s Senior C: This category is for established teams.
In the case of national tournament-bound teams, players
may not be current or past Olympic or National Team players.

Teams are allowed to roster up to four (4) former NCAA college players. Restricted to legal U.S. residents.

Note: Girls/Women who participate must comply with the age requirement
of the classification in which they compete.

 

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL DIVISION I
Formal high school and prep school teams or non-varsity teams
consisting of full-time students attending high school/prep school.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL DIVISION 2
Formal high school and prep school teams or non-varsity teams
consisting of full-time students attending the same high school or prep
school or full-time students that are eligible to play sanctioned varsity
high school sports at that school.

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL DIVISION 1
Formal high school and prep school teams or non-varsity teams
consisting of full-time students attending high school/prep school.

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL/PREP SCHOOL DIVISION 2
Formal high school and prep school teams or non-varsity teams
consisting of full-time students attending the same high school or prep
school or full-time students that are eligible to play sanctioned varsity
high school sports at that school.

 

COLLEGE -  WOMEN’S COLLEGE

 


These classifications apply completely and without modification to all
interleague and interstate or interdistrict series in USA Hockey regional
playoffs and national championships.