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This isn't my area of expertise, but:

FLL guidance (Coaches' Handbook):  FLL is a program of exploration for
9 to 14 year olds.  To be eligible, a child cannot be older than 14 on
January 1 of the year the Challenge is announced.

VA/DC FLL guidance (Q&A, Divisions):   If all your team members are 11
or younger as of January 1, then they are a Division 1 team. If at
least one team member is 12 or older as of January 1, then your team
is in Division 2.
[I believe that this applies to the January of the Challenge
period--i.e. the January 1 of the year *after*  the Challenge is
announced.]

So, the 9-year-olds you describe will be eligible to be on a team.

Steve Scherr
VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 11:40 AM, Missi Lackas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I would like to verify how stringent the age requirements are. I have boys
> that are close to 9 1/2 years old right now that joined the team last may
> when they were 9 and a few months. Is it true that they cannot compete this
> November if they were not 9 as of January 1st 2011?
>
> I am not able to look this information up at the time and thought this might
> be the most productive and best informed place to start anyway.
>
> Thanks for any help you can offer.
>

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