Moving forward with the age cut-off changes started three years ago, the mini age cut off this year will change to January 1st, that is: A Mini age player must not have reached the age of 12 before January 1st of the playing season (2014/15). Those who turn 12 between October 1st and January 1st will still be eligible to play Mini during the transition stage.

 

The remaining divisions will change on the dates listed below:

13.  Age Requirements

13.1     The term “current season” shall be defined as the normal period of operation for the MBA extending from September of one year until May of the following year.

13.2     To be eligible to play in Junior Mini, a player must not have reached the age of 10 prior to January 1st of the current season.

13.3     To be eligible to play in Mini, a player must not have reached the age of 12 prior to January 1st of the current season. (changed 2014/15 season)

13.4     To be eligible to play in Bantam, a player must not have reached the age of 14 prior to October 1st of the current season. (will change 2016/17 season)

13.5     To be eligible to play in Midget, a player must not have reached the age of 16 prior to October 1st of the current season. (will change 2018/19 season)

13.6     To be eligible to play in Juvenile, a player must not have reached the age of 18 prior to October 1st of the current season. (will change 2020/21 season)

13.7     Subject to Rule 13.8, players may play up in older age classes but shall not be permitted to play down in younger age classes.

13.8     In extenuating circumstances, the MBA Executive, by majority vote, may permit a player to play in a lower class.


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