The NWBA requires all athletes of the Junior Division to provide a copy of their birth certificate upon initial registration with the NWBA. This is a one-time submission; athletes returning from a previous year of competition are exempt from this form requirement.
This form is only required once for new athletes to the Junior Division per the divisional guidelines. Submission of this form will be done during the process for Junior Athlete Registration.
Junior Division athletes shall have an eligibility period of four years from the time they enter 9th grade, or the season of their 15th birthday, whichever is first. Once a season begins, each rostered player will have used one year of eligibility.
Each year athletes in high school participating in the Varsity level of play must submit a High School Verification Form during the individual registration process.
All players 13 and up (still in high school) with significant neurological (i.e. muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy) and/or cognitive disabilities (i.e. cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, spina bifida with hydrocephalus/shunt malfunctions) which affect mobility, coordinated movement, strength, and endurance.
At the start of their first competition, these players must be reviewed and have consent from at least two coaches of opposing teams to remain in the Prep Division. At the start of the players first competition, these players must be reviewed and have consent from at least two coaches of opposing teams to remain in the Prep Division.
The following is application for Player Exemption Application for the NWBA Junior Division. This application allows athletes of the Junior Division to submit petitions and exemptions for consideration of additional year of eligibility and team placement.
Please review the Junior Division Guidelines, Article II. Membership, Section 2.01 Eligibility of Membership for more details on eligibility and team placement for athletes of the Junior Division. For the complete Junior Division Guidelines please visit https://www.nwba.org/juniordivision.