New regulations for age group categories adopted by FIVB

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 30, 2022 – A new composition of the age group categories was approved by the FIVB and will take effect immediately. 

The new design equates the ages in both genders for the existing categories, which contributes to a better understanding by the public and an easier handling for the national federations and the continental confederations. 

From now on there will be divisions for under 19s (U-19) and under 21s (U-21) for both genders, just as there is for the under-23 category. 

By this means, the national federations are informed to take into account the new regrouping in order to adapt their qualifying tournaments to the regulations that will govern from now on. 

It is also reported that the FIVB has set for the year 2024 World Championships in the U-17 categories which seeks to provide competition opportunities at an early age and thus attract athletes to our sport. 

On the other hand, it is made known that the FIVB has created World Championships in the U-17 category that will take place in 2024, which will provide opportunities to compete at an early age, which will attract young people to our sport discipline. 

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