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Multiple Teams: Varsity and Junior Varsity

Schools may have as many teams as they wish participating in regional tournaments (1 Varsity Team and the rest Junior Varsity teams). Only your Varsity team is eligible to qualify your school for the State Tournament (for Divisions B and C). The Junior Varsity team(s) will compete in the same rooms/areas as the Varsity team in the events but must be distinguished and separated from the Varsity team. Varsity teams compete against other Varsity teams, and Junior Varsity teams compete against other Junior Varsity teams. Medals and places for the Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions will be determined by the number of teams competing at the tournament. The Varsity competition will award bids to the State Tournament based on a statewide quota system determined by Varsity participation.

A minimum of 3 JV teams in any division must be registered in an NCSO tournament to receive trophies. However, tournaments with less than 3 JV teams will have the JV teams scored with the Varsity teams and will receive medals in cases where JV teams place in medal positions.

Junior Varsity team members CANNOT switch to the Varsity team and compete in events with them during the regional tournament. This applies to all events and walk-ins as well. Varsity and Junior Varsity teams from the same school are to compete as though they are from two different schools. No collaboration of any kind is allowed between the Varsity and Junior Varsity teams from a school.

The team representing a school at the State Tournament can be any student from the school. It could even be someone who did not compete at the Regional Tournament. The only thing the regional tournament does is qualify the school to send a team to the State Tournament. The members of the final team is the responsibility of the Head Coach. The only requirement is that all students on a team be members of that school’s student body as defined by the school’s administration.