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Junior Disc Golf Competition

The PDGA offers numerous opportunities for young players to compete in sanctioned events at every level, from local C-tier tournaments to World Championships.

PDGA Junior Divisions

The PDGA Tour Player system is based on Professional, Amateur, and Junior Divisions. Professionals compete for money, Amateurs and Juniors for trophies and prizes.

Age-based Junior divisions are offered in six groups based on a player’s year of birth: Junior ≤18, Junior ≤15, Junior ≤12, Junior ≤10, Junior ≤08, Junior ≤06, each of which are available in Mixed (Male and Female) and Female-only divisions.

PDGA Junior Divisions
Div. Code (Mixed) Div. Code (Female-only) Ages Eligible
MJ18 FJ18 ≤ 18 during full calendar year
MJ15 FJ15 ≤ 15 during full calendar year
MJ12 FJ12 ≤ 12 during full calendar year
MJ10 FJ10

≤ 10 during full calendar year

MJ08 FJ08 ≤ 8 during full calendar year
MJ06* FJ06* ≤ 6 during full calendar year

*Note that as of 2018 this division is no longer offered at the PDGA Junior World Disc Golf Championships and all players must turn at least 8 years old during the Worlds year in order to particpate in Junior Worlds.

A player's official “PDGA Age” for the purposes of participation in age-based divisions at sanctioned competition is determined by their year of birth, not their day of birth. For example, a player that turns 19 on their birthday in October of 2021 is not eligible for MJ18 or FJ18 during the entire calendar year of 2021.

Points, Event Tiers, and Worlds Invite Criteria

In addition to trophies and prizes, players competing in Junior divisions earn PDGA points.

Following an event, players receive a point for each player within their division that they tie or beat (including themselves) multiplied by the points factor determined by the tier level of the event and the division competed in.

Junior Division Points Factors
Division Majors NT/A-Tier B-Tier C-Tier Leagues
MJ/FJ18 6 4 3 2 1
MJ/FJ15 4.5 3 2.25 1.5 0.75
MJ/FJ12 3 2 1.5 1 0.5
MJ/FJ10 1.5 1 0.75 0.5 0.25
MJ/FJ08 1.5 1 0.75 0.5 0.25
MJ/FJ06 1.5 1 .075 0.5 0.25

PDGA points are used at the end of the calendar year to determine two things: End-of-Year PDGA Points Leader Awards and invitations to the PDGA World Championships the following year.

PDGA Points Leader Awards, including an obelisk trophy, will be given to the to the highest points earner within a division across all of the Junior Mixed divisions as well as the highest points earner within a division across all of the Junior Female divisions.

2019 EOY Points Winners
Name PDGA Number Division Country
Elijah Bickel 94844 Junior Mixed US
Lucy Burks 70025 Junior Girls US

Invitations to the PDGA Junior World Disc Golf Championships will be sent to players who meet the published minimum number of points for their age-based division during the previous year’s PDGA Tour.

Although PDGA Pro Worlds (FPO & MPO) invites are based on ratings, the invitations to the PDGA World Championships for Pro Masters, Amateurs, and Juniors are based on a current member meeting a published minimum number of points for their age-based division during the previous year’s PDGA Tour.

2020 PDGA Junior Worlds Invitation to Register Criteria

Unlike the End-of-Year awards, all points earned within any division matching the member’s class (Pro or Amateur) count towards a Worlds invitation for their Primary Worlds Division based on their class and age.

For example, if an 11-year-old player earned 50 points playing FJ12, 10 points playing FJ15, and 5 points playing in FPO (Female Pro Open), then they would receive 60 Amateur class points towards a Junior World Championship invite in the FJ12 division.

Members may also earn a secondary invite for another division if they earn that division's points requirement while actually playing in that division.  For example, if an Amateur member aged 18 in the Worlds year earned a total of 200 amateur points (the MJ18 requirement) across all amateur divisions, they would earn an invite to MJ18 at Junior Worlds, but if they had also earned 1,500 points (the MA1 requirement) while actually playing in MA1, they would receive a secondary worlds invite for MA1 at Amateur Worlds. 

Upcoming Junior Disc Golf Events

Name Dates Class Tier City State
Northern Illinois Juniors DG - March Madness Mar 26
Am C Hoffman Estates IL
NJDGA Spring 23 Flex League presented by Lucky Disc Golf Mar 26-May 28
Pro-Am L Las Vegas NV
DSD Junior Jam Apr 8
Pro-Am C Greenville SC
VJDGS #2: Second Spring Sling at Spilman Apr 8
Am C Jeffersonton VA
(juniors only) CFLY Disc Golf League - Spring 2023 Apr 15-May 20
Am L Mount Dora FL
Northern Illinois Juniors DG - Spring Zing Apr 23
Am C Palatine IL
VJDGS #3: King of the Hill Apr 23
Am C Charlottesville VA
2023 Three-Ring Junior Series #1 presented by I Fling Plastic Apr 29
Am C Watertown WI
Nikko's Drive Markdale May 6
Am C Markdale ON
Atlanta Juniors Championship Driven by INNOVA May 13
Am C Austell GA
Nikko's Drive Bronte Creek May 14
Am C Oakville ON
I81DGS Presents The Future May 14
Am C Maurertown VA
2023 BC Junior Disc Golf Championship May 19-21
Am C Langley Township BC
Junior Keeper May 20
Am C Wichita KS
Nikko's Drive Kemptville May 20
Am C Kemptville ON
Chain Smashers Edgemont May 27
Am C Calgary AB
Atlantic Junior Championships 2023 May 27-28
Am C Riverview NB
Nikko's Drive Paris May 27
Am C Paris ON
Northern Illinois Juniors DG - Rumble at Randall May 28
Am C West Dundee IL
VJDGS #4: Junior Takeover at Turkey Hill May 28
Pro-Am C La Plata MD
Nikko's Drive Peterborough Jun 3
Am C Douro ON
Northern Illinois Juniors DG - SIlver Slinger Jun 11
Am C Antioch IL
2023 North Carolina Junior Disc Golf Championships Jun 17-18
Am B Kitrell NC
Texas Junior Disc Open Jun 24-25
Am C Big Spring TX
Chain Smashers Thorncliffe: Sundown Edition presented by JK Discs Jun 25
Am C Calgary AB
Connecticut Junior Disc Golf Championship Jun 25
Am C Southington CT
2023 PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships Jun 27-Jul 1
Am M Peoria IL
Junior Disc Golf Event at Seventh Mountain Resort Jul 1
Am C Bend OR
Teen Disc Golf Event at Seventh Mountain Resort Jul 2
Am C Bend OR
MN Disc Golf Junior Championships Jul 29
Am C Inver Grove Heights MN
Juniors ROC the Woods Jul 29
Am C Williamson NY
Frisbeegolfin SM 2023 - juniorit. Finnish Disc Golf Junior Nationals Aug 12-13
Pro-Am XC Heinola
2023 NADGT Junior National Championships Aug 17-20
Am A Denver CO
2023 AB JR Disc Golf Championship Aug 19
Am C Colinton AB
Michigan State Junior Championships - All 12 & Under Divisions Aug 26
Am C Vicksburg MI
Michigan State Junior Championships - 15 & Under and 18 & Under Aug 27
Am B Vicksburg MI
Northern Illinois Juniors DG - Clark Park'd Sep 17
Am C Elk Grove Village IL
Northern Illinois Juniors DG Championships Oct 15
Am C Cary IL