Racers race in categories according to the current grade they are in. It's that simple. No age you will be on this date or if you were born before or after such a date. Simply the grade you are current enrolled in.
Grades 5 & 6
Grades 7 & 8
Grades 9 & 10
Grades 11 & 12 (Junior Varsity)
Varsity - Any grade; racers must have proven ability with race experience to race this category. Must have previously raced in NEHSCA Varsity races, Cat1 USA Cycling or Expert EFTA categories to qualify.
Categories are coed. Boys and girls will start and race at the same time. Podiums and scoring are by gender. Boys only compete against the boys and girls against girls.
Racers may update to any category above them regardless of the grade they are in. Season points do not carry forward when upgrading a category. Staging points do migrate when upgrading a category.