What Are the Age Divisions for CYO Youth Basketball?


Quick Answer

For boys, grade 2 is named Biddy, grade 3 is Rookie, grade 4 is Bantam, grade 5 is Small Fry, and grade 6 is Tyro. The age divisions and eligibility requirements for Catholic Youth Organization youth basketball are standardized in CYO leagues across the country.

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The names for the female divisions are slightly different. Girls in grade 2 are called Biddy, grade 3 is Novice, grade 4 is Gidget, grade 5 are Cadettes and grade 6 are Debs. The grade 7 boys' and girls' CYO division are both called Junior Varsity. Players in the eighth grade are considered Varsity players in both the boys' and girls' leagues.

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