Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games Age Categories

Age categories are uniquely selected for each sport with the goal of developing Canada’s next generation of national team athletes in the “Train to Compete” phase of the Long Term Development Model (LTD), or another suitable phase of the LTD as justified by a NSO, and approved by the CGC Sport Committee. 

The LTD is a general framework of athlete development that also forms the basis for sport-specific models created by each NSO in Canada.

Below are the sports Team NT will be participating in:

Athletics

ABLE-BODIED: Under 25 as of December 31, 2022

  • Year of birth: 1998 or later

PARA: Under 37 as of December 31, 2022

  • Year of birth: 1986 or later

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Under 32 as of December 31, 2022

  • Year of birth: 1991 or later

Basketball

18 or under as of December 31, 2022

  • Year of birth: 2004 or later

PE: Two [2] 19 or under players per gender

  • Year of birth: 2003 or later

NT, NU, YT: Five [5] 19 or under players per gender

  • Year of birth: 2003 or later

Golf

Under 19 as of August 1st, 2022

Date of birth: August 2, 2003 or later

Soccer

Under 18 before January 1, 2022

  • Year of birth: 2004 or later

PE: Three [3] under 19 before January 1, 2022

  • Year of birth: 2003 or later

NT, NU, YT: Nine [9] under 19 before January 1, 2022

  • Year of birth: 2003 or later

Swimming

OLYMPIC PROGRAM:

Male swimmers must be born in 2005 or later

Female swimmers must be born in 2006 or later

PARALYMPIC PROGRAM:

All para swimmers (classes S1-S14) must be born between 1996-2008

SPECIAL OLYMPICS:

All Special Olympics Canada registered swimmers must be born between 1996-2008

Tennis

Under 19 on January 1, 2022*

  • Year of birth: 2003 or later

2 Females & 2 Males

Under 17 on January 1, 2022

  • Year of birth: 2005 or later

2 Females & 2 Males

* P/T Teams are able to have U17 athletes compete as U19 during the event

Volleyball

INDOOR: 19 and under (19U) as of December 31, 2022 

  • Year of birth: 2003 or later

NT, NU, PE, YT: Eligible to select up to four [4] 21 and Under (21U) players per gender 

  • Year of birth: 2001 or later

Wrestling

16-19 as of December 31, 2022

  • Year of birth: 2003-2006