# Create Formula for calculating Little League Age...

1. ## Create Formula for calculating Little League Age...

Some of you may be aware, Little League has changed the date in which
they use to calculate the players age for the spring season beginning
the spring of 2006. I would like to be able to enter in the birthdate
of the player and then the formula calculate the players Little League
age.

Little League rulebook states that for any player in the Majors
division who will attain the age of 9 years old before April 30 and who
will not attain the age of 13 before April 30 of the year in question
shall be eligible to compete in Little League Majors Division.

This means that a child who will be 13 years old on May 1st or later is
eligible for play in the Majors; a player who will be 13 years old on
April 30th or earlier will not be eligible for the Majors division but
expected to play at the next higher division.

Another way of saying this is if you are 13 on 5/10/2005 then you will
be considered as a player in the Majors division. If you are 13 on
4/25/05 then you will not be eligible to play in Majors but moved up to
Juniors.

I am trying to create a formula that would help calculate this "league"
age. Here is where I have gotten so far.

A1 Birthdate LLAge
A2 4/30/93 =IF(A2="","",DATEDIF(A2,NOW(),"y"))

Basically the first part looks for empty cells and leaves them blank
without having to look at an entire spreadsheet with a bunch of "0" age
kids. The second part is where I am having difficulty. I am trying to
use the DATEDIF function by taking the birthdate and subtracting it
from the NOW() function and presenting the year. I guess I need some
other sort of IF statement to figure out the before 4/30 birthday and
the after 4/30 birthday.

Any ideas on making this easier?

thanks.

2. ## Re: Create Formula for calculating Little League Age...

On 20 Sep 2005 14:54:05 -0700, "Brent" <brent@tnerb.com> wrote:

>Some of you may be aware, Little League has changed the date in which
>they use to calculate the players age for the spring season beginning
>the spring of 2006. I would like to be able to enter in the birthdate
>of the player and then the formula calculate the players Little League
>age.
>
>Little League rulebook states that for any player in the Majors
>division who will attain the age of 9 years old before April 30 and who
>will not attain the age of 13 before April 30 of the year in question
>shall be eligible to compete in Little League Majors Division.
>
>This means that a child who will be 13 years old on May 1st or later is
>eligible for play in the Majors; a player who will be 13 years old on
>April 30th or earlier will not be eligible for the Majors division but
>expected to play at the next higher division.
>
>Another way of saying this is if you are 13 on 5/10/2005 then you will
>be considered as a player in the Majors division. If you are 13 on
>4/25/05 then you will not be eligible to play in Majors but moved up to
>Juniors.
>
>I am trying to create a formula that would help calculate this "league"
>age. Here is where I have gotten so far.
>
>A1 Birthdate LLAge
>A2 4/30/93 =IF(A2="","",DATEDIF(A2,NOW(),"y"))
>
>Basically the first part looks for empty cells and leaves them blank
>without having to look at an entire spreadsheet with a bunch of "0" age
>kids. The second part is where I am having difficulty. I am trying to
>use the DATEDIF function by taking the birthdate and subtracting it
>from the NOW() function and presenting the year. I guess I need some
>other sort of IF statement to figure out the before 4/30 birthday and
>the after 4/30 birthday.
>
>Any ideas on making this easier?
>
>thanks.

It seems that what you need to know is the age of the person on 30 April in the
current year. Then you can construct your various IF statements.

The age of a person, in years, on 30 April of "this" year is given by the
formula:

=DATEDIF(Date_of_Birth,DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),4,30),"y")

--ron

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