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. > -- To UNSUBSCRIBE or CHANGE your settings, please visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-l.html and select "Join or leave the list". -- VADCFLL administrative announcements are sent via VADCFLL-ANNOUNCEMENTS-L. Visit https://listserv.jmu.edu/archives/vadcfll-ANNOUNCEMENTS-l.html to subscribe.