junior varsity


Definition of junior varsity

: a team composed of members lacking the experience or qualification required for the varsity

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James Washington, who played at NC State after graduating from Boone in 2009, will run the offense after overseeing the junior varsity program last season at Dr. Phillips. J.c. Carnahan, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Osceola County's Tohopekaliga High to play football as independent in 2018," 20 June 2018 While each spring season essentially marks the end to another high school athletics year, for junior varsity programs and players, the games and practices between March and May actually serve as more of a beginning. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Howard County JV spring athletes earn their stripes," 5 June 2018 Demler, also the Raiders’ athletic director, is the team’s pitching coach and is also the head coach of the junior varsity program. Adam Turer, Cincinnati.com, "Ryle coach Pat Roesel: 'It’s not just my 500 wins; it’s the program’s 500th win.'," 1 May 2018 With just 10 players on the roster, and no junior varsity program, rotations run thin for the Latin Academy boys’ volleyball team. Dan Mcloone, BostonGlobe.com, "Latin Academy volleyball counts on the 9-man game," 27 Apr. 2018 Last season, Veterans Memorial went 27-3 as a junior varsity program. David Hinojosa, San Antonio Express-News, "Veterans Memorial prepares for big moment," 28 Feb. 2018 Varsity South River hires Hall as boys basketball coach After leading the Annapolis junior varsity boys basketball team to an unbeaten season and a county championship last year, Darren Hall has been hired to coach the South River varsity. baltimoresun.com, "Digest (June 29): McDonogh, UMBC alumnus Kansaye joining Loyola Maryland men's soccer coaching staff," 29 June 2018 His brother, Brendan, is a second-line junior attack on varsity and his youngest brother, Andrew, is now a freshman on the L-S junior varsity team. BostonGlobe.com, "Lincoln-Sudbury’s Owen Toland exemplifies the heart and soul of lacrosse," 5 June 2018 There might not have been the same fanfare surrounding their games as those of their varsity counterparts, but on courts around the county this winter, junior varsity boys and girls basketball programs laid the foundation for the future. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Howard County winter junior varsity programs build hope for future," 12 Apr. 2018

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1902, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of junior varsity

US : a team whose members are less experienced and usually younger than members on a varsity team

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