Grade-Based Eligibility

Grade-based teams are classified based on the grade they are attending in school as of Oct. 1 of the Playing Year. There are exceptions where some athletes can "play down" a grade level, see notated Grade Exception criteria for each division below.

 

**Please note, the 11th/12th Grade division is a combined division at BOND Basketball tournaments.***

2nd Grade - A player must be in the 2nd grade as of October 1, 2019 

and cannot turn 10 prior to September 1, 2020.

Grade Exception: A player who is in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2019 

and does not turn 9 prior to September 1, 2020.

3rd Grade - A player must be in the 3rd grade as of October 1, 2019 

and cannot turn 11 prior to September 1, 2020.
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2019 

and does not turn 10 prior to September 1, 2020.

4th Grade - A player must be in the 4th grade as of October 1, 2019 

and cannot turn 12 prior to September 1, 2020.
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2019 

and does not turn 11 prior to September 1, 2020.

5th Grade - A player must be in the 5th grade as of October 1, 2019 

and cannot turn 13 prior to September 1, 2020.
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2019 

and does not turn 12 prior to September 1, 2020.

6th Grade - A player must be in the 6th grade as of October 1, 2019 

and cannot turn 14 prior to September 1, 2020.
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2019 

and does not turn 13 prior to September 1, 2020.

7th Grade - A player must be in the 7th grade as of October 1, 2019 

and cannot turn 15 prior to September 1, 2020.
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2019 

and does not turn 14 prior to September 1, 2020.

8th Grade – An athlete must be in the 8th grade as of October 1, 2019 

and cannot turn 16 prior to September 1, 2020.
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 9th Grade as of October 1, 2019 

and does not turn 15 prior to September 1, 2020.

9th Grade - A player must be in the 9th grade as of October 1, 2019 

and cannot turn 17 prior to September 1, 2020. 
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 10th Grade as of October 1, 2019 

and does not turn 16 prior to September 1, 2020.

10th Grade - A player must be in the 10th grade as of October 1, 2019 

and cannot turn 18 prior to September 1, 2020.
Grade Exception: A player who is in the 11th grade as of October 1, 2019 

and does not turn 17 prior to September 1, 2020.

11th/12th Grade - A player must be in the 11th or 12th grade as of October 1, 2019 

and cannot turn 20 prior to September 1, 2020. 

A 12th Grader turning 20 prior to September 1, 2020 is ineligible for the 11th/12th Grade Division and should consider post-high school play.