junior volleyball

2015-2016 Policy Changes

  • Club Directors must become Safesport certified before their Club's tryouts may be sanctioned.
  • Due to the change in timeframe for U18s Girls Junior National Championships, The 18's bid event will take place the weekend of March 12-13, 2016.  All U18's bids will be awarded at this event.
  • Seeding Tournaments will not be offered in the 2015/2016 season.
  • In the event that a team has less than 6 committed players by 8am the Friday immediately following tryouts, the commitment letter, if signed, will be voided and those players released to find another team.
  • E-cigs and Vapor Cigarettes are considered tobacco products.  Parents and/or Players must abide by facility or event rules with tobacco restrictions.

Policies related to Tournaments

  • If a Tournament Director sanctions a tournament and the entry fee reflects the provision of 1st officials, teams may expect that 1st officials will be provided throughout that tournament.  If a team is without a paid 1st official, the Tournament Director shall refund the difference between the entry fee and the maximum fee of $100 to each team affected.  Refunds will be postmarked within 14 days from the event.
  • Refunds to teams/clubs for cancelled tournaments or absent officials will be issued and postmarked within 14 days of cancellation or the event.

2015-2016 JNC information:

2016 Boys’ USAV Junior National Championships in Dallas, TX ~ June 29 - July 6

All Divisions – Registration will open in AES on January 4, 2016. Teams must have their membership complete to enter. It is important to do a data import prior to the opening of registration. Send entries and fees directly to USAV by the required deadline. Information can be found on this page http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Events/Indoor/Boys/2016-BJNC. The boys age division schedule for the BJNC may be found here.

2016 Girls’ USAV Junior National Championships in Indianapolis, IN ~ June 24 - July 3

All Divisions U12-U17, including All Patriot and U18 American and U18 Continental Divisions. Registration opens on AES on January 6, 2016 at 12:01 am EST. The girls age division schedule for the GJNC in Indianapolis may be found here.

2016 Girls U18 USAV Junior National Championships in Milwaukee, WI ~ April 29 - May 1

(18 Open, 18 USA, and 18 National) Registration opens on AES on December 2, 2015 at 12:01 am EST.


Teams who qualify at a National Qualifier will have 10 business days after the Qualifier to submit entry forms and payment to USA Volleyball.

Open At Large applicants that DO NOT WANT to participate in the Gateway Bid Event – USAV deadline for entry TBA.

All Patriot, National, American and Open at Large applicants that DO WANT to participate in the Gateway Bid Event – Gateway / USAV deadline for entry TBA.

Patriot Division –Registration opens on AES on January 6, 2016 at 12:01 am EST for this non-qualifying division of the Girls’ JNC. Teams will be accepted based on date and time stamp of entry. Teams must have their membership complete to enter. It is important to do a data import prior to the opening of registration.

Late entries may be processed, but there are no guarantees that the team will be eligible for the GJNCs. If a team applies for entry into the GJNC, earns a bid at the Bid Event and chooses to not take the bid, they must be prepared to forfeit their GJNC entry fee and may be subject to additional penalties by USA Volleyball. The highest ranked team not accepting a Region Bid will be responsible for the fee and possible penalties.



Student-athletes need to behave appropriately at all times and in all forums. They should be particularly aware of social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, or other emerging technologies. In fact, enough cannot be said about the importance of being aware of these emerging technologies. Anyone can post a picture of another student, and an athlete whose exploits are publicized on Facebook might lose a scholarship offer. Check out the full story here: http://www.ncsasports.org/blog/2013/01/24/responsible-athlete-social-media/.

Gateway Region Buying Alliance

The Gateway Region has joined a Buying Alliance comprised of several other Regional Volleyball Associations of USA Volleyball.

This Alliance was created to aid our Region members who buy volleyball equipment and apparel annually. Several National companies were contacted to see if significant discounts could be negotiated with a large number of orders being grouped together nationally. Many companies were on board and very interested in offering this benefit to the USA Volleyball members.

We encourage our clubs to check out the companies and utilize the service. If the Alliance is a success across the country, we will be able to add more companies and negotiate bigger discounts to pass along to the members.

Check out the companies and offers now available through the Buying Alliance.

Maps to most of the sites listed can be found on the Maps page.
More information about the various clubs may be found on our Club Profile Page.
New to Junior Volleyball? Check out the PARENTS PAGE for helpful information
Junior Forum Minutes are posted on the Publications page
USAV SafeSport information for Clubs