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Events & Age Divisions

Note: U = "and under", + = "and over"

INDIVIDUAL TIMED COMPETITION: (Male & Female divisions)

3-3-3 / 3-6-3 / Cycle
Age: 6U 7-8 9-10 11-12 13-14 15-16 17-18
Age: Collegiate
(19-24)
Masters 1
(25-34)
Masters 2
(35-44)
Masters 3
(45-59)
Senior
(60+)

Tournaments: Separate "Male" and "Female" divisions are mandatory for age divisions 6U through 17-18 and optional for Collegiate, Masters and Seniors divisions depending on the size and scope of the tournament.
Records: Separate "Male" and "Female" divisions are maintained for ALL age divisions.

Special Stackers: (Levels 1 & 2)
Age: SS6U SS7-10 SS11-14 SS15-18 SS19+

All Special Stackers divisions are Male and Female combined.

DOUBLES TIMED COMPETITION:

Cycle
Age: 6U 8U 10U 12U 14U 16U 18U
Age: Open 19+ 25+ 35+ 45+ 60+ Child / Parent 10U Child / Parent 11+

6U to 18U: Teams compete in division of oldest stacker;
Open: One stacker is 18 or younger and one stacker is 19 or older.
19+ to 60+: Teams compete in division of youngest stacker.
Child/Parent: Division based on age of child. "Child" can be any age.

Special Stackers: (Levels 1 & 2 Combined)
3-6-3
Age: SS 6U SS 10U SS 14U SS 18U SS Open SS 19+ SS Child / Parent

Same age division guidelines above apply here.

TIMED 3-6-3 RELAY COMPETITION:

3-6-3
Age: 6U 8U 10U 12U 14U 16U 18U
Age: Open 19+ 25+ 35+ 45+ 60+

6U to 18U: Teams compete in division of oldest stacker;
Open: One stacker is 18 or younger and one stacker is 19 or older.
19+ to 60+: Teams compete in division of youngest stacker.

Special Stackers: (Levels 1 & 2 Combined)
Age: SS 6U SS 10U SS 14U SS 18U SS Open SS 19+

Same age division guidelines above apply here.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RELAY COMPETITION:

3-3-3 / 3-6-3 3-6-3 / Cycle
Age: 6U 8U 10U 12U 14U 16U 18U
Age: Open 19+ 25+ 35+ 45+ 60+

6U to 18U: Teams compete in division of oldest stacker;
Open: One stacker is 18 or younger and one stacker is 19 or older.
19+ to 60+: Teams compete in division of youngest stacker.

Age Division Information:

  • The WSSA reserves the right to combine, split or eliminate certain age divisions in order to create more meaningful competition depending on the size and scope of each sanctioned tournament.
  • A Stacker's Age Division coincides with their age on the final day of the tournament. (Note: The WSSA reserves the right to request proof of age for any Stacker.)
  • Tournaments: Separate "Male" and "Female" divisions are mandatory for age divisions 6U through 17-18 and optional for Collegiate, Masters and Seniors divisions depending on the size and scope of the tournament.
  • Doubles and Relay Teams - 6U to 18U compete in division of oldest stacker on team; 19+ to 60+ compete in division of youngest stacker on team. A stacker 18 years of age and younger may compete with a stacker 19 years of age and older in the “Open” division, which in tournaments is combined with the 19+ division.
  • Child/Parent Doubles - Division based on age of child. "Child" can be of any age and is limited to one team / Parent partner. A "Parent" is defined as a child's: parent, step-parent, legal guardian, grandparent or step-grandparent and may compete with each "child" in their immediate family.
  • Relay Teams may be made up of Stackers of multiple ages. (e.g., A Relay Team with Stackers of ages 7, 10, 11 and 12 will compete in the 12U division for the Relay events.) Stackers on Teams are limited to competing with only one Team throughout a single event.
  • Special Stackers Division - A Special Stacker is defined as a stacker that has a diagnosed physical and/or mental disability that would impede with the normal functioning necessary to perform a variety of sequential physical skills, specifically sport stacking. A Special Stacker must be identified by a school or licensed psychologist or medical professional as having one of the following diagnoses:
    1. Intellectual Disability (formally known as mental retardation): A person with a significantly below average mental ability or intelligence and has limited ability to function in independent daily activities.
    2. Traumatic Brain Injury: Someone who has acquired a brain injury which has resulted in total or partial functional disability affecting cognition, memory, problem solving and motor abilities.
    3. Orthopedic Impairment: Physical problem or disorder a person has had since birth that may include cerebral palsy, bone tuberculosis and amputations.
    4. Health Impairment: Having limited strength or alertness caused by chronic health problem including spinal bifida and Tourettes syndrome.
    5. Visual Impairment: Legal blindness.
    6. Specific Learning Disability: Significant difficulty in processing information and sequencing in one or more learning areas.
    7. Multiple Disabilities: Having 2 or more of the identified disabilities.
    Special Stackers competing in SS18 and younger divisions are students who require specially designed instruction and are served in a self contained classroom for 80-100% of their school day. Special Stackers competing in the SS19+ Division are adults who require assistance and/or support to access the workplace and employment. Special Stackers compete in one of two "levels" in their age division based on their average 3-6-3 time (except for Doubles and the Timed 3-6-3 Relay as noted). The average time for Level 1 is 7.999 seconds or below. The average time for Level 2 is 8.000 seconds or above. Special Stackers in the 15-18 Age Division may 'play up" to the SS19+ Division for the Doubles and Timed 3-6-3 Relay events.