MAHA wants to be sure that "independent" teams not participating in a league understand that they must participate in the age classification in which they have been playing the majority of their games. For example, a 2007 Bantam AA Team playing 80% of their games against 16U (05/06) Midget teams all season, would have to play up in the Midget division for districts/states.
Additionally, a reminder that minimum game counts are still required and tier two teams may not play more than 30% of their games against Tier 1 teams.
Maximum game counts per season
AAA | TIER I
AA/A | TIER II
HOUSE | TIER III
|18U Boys | 19U Girls||65||65||55|
In order to qualify for Districts/State/National Tournaments please note the following game counts for Individual Players and teams:
Individual players -
National Bound Teams: Player must participate in 10 USA Sanctioned games before Feb. 1st or before the first game of District Playoffs with their team.
Non-National bound teams: Individual players need to play in 7 games before Feb. 1st or before the first game of District Playoffs with their team.
Game counts -
National Bound teams: must play at least 17 games in its classification, category and division before the earliest of Feb. 1st or before the regularly scheduled first game of District Playoffs
Girls Classification and Non-National bound teams: must play at least 14 games in its classification, category and division before the earliest of Feb. 1st or before the regularly scheduled first game of District Playoffs.
For more information about game counts and minimum # of games please visit:
IF YOU NEED A PLAYER EXCEPTION FOR # OF GAMES, PLEASE COMPLETE THAT BEFORE NOVEMBER 15 HERE: https://www.maha.org/exceptions
Typically an exception would be filed for a late added or an injured player.