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Boys Tournament Entry Guidlines

Boy’s Participation in Girl’s Tournaments:

  • Boy’s 12s may participate in Girl’s 12s, 13s, and 14s.
  • Boy’s 13s may participate in designated Girl’s 13s, 14s, 15s and 16s.
  • Boy’s 14s may participate in designated Girl’s 14s, 15s, and 16s.
  • Boy’s 12 tournaments may accept Girl’s 12s.
  • Boy’s 13 tournaments may accept Girl’s 13s, 14s, 15s & 16s.
  • Boy’s 14 tournaments may accept Girl’s 14s, 15s & 16s.
  • Girls 14 & Under teams may roster up to two (2) boys.  The team is considered a waivered team.

2022 Dennis Lafata Gateway Boys Bid Classic

Our 2022 event will return to the weekend before President's day - Saturday thru Monday February 12-14, 2022

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2022 Tournament Information

February 12-14, 2022

  • 2022 Tournament Registration opens October 1, 2020
  • 2022 Housing Registration opens September 1, 2020
  • Open Divisions Offered: U14, U15, U16, U17, U18)
  • USA Divisions Offered: U14, U16, U17, U18
  • Club Divisions Offered: U11/12, U13/14, U15/16, U17/18
  • 7 match guarantee for 13-18s Divisions
  • 2 day (Saturday-Sunday) U11/12 Division
  • First referees provided for all matches; teams to provide remainder of work crew (certified Adult R2 & scorer, 2 line judges, asst. scorer).
  • For more information e-mail shyu@gatewayvb.org

Late Entry Deadline: January 1, 2022
Final Entry Deadline: February 9, 2022
Final AES Roster Deadline: February 9, 2022

Entry Fee: $725/team - $525/team for 12U - (Additional $50 if after late entry deadline)
Entry Process: Advanced Event Systems (AES) Tourney is listed as 22 Dennis Lafata Boys Bid Classic.

Team Online Check-in: Opens Tuesday February 8, 2022 at 12am.  Closes Thursday February 10, 2021 at 5pm CST
Team In-Person Check-in: Thursday February 11, 2022 - 3-9pm CST

There is no late check-inALL TEAMS must be checked in before the first day of competition.

First day AM Playing Waves: TBD
First day PM Playing Waves: TBD

This 2022 festival is a Stay & Play Event

Hotel Link will be posted here once available.
Hotels will be continually added.
Contact info for hotels: Scott McQueen, smcqueen@capitolsportscenter.com or 1-317-839-5222 ext 116

2022 Playing Site

America Center
701 Convention Plaza
St Louis, MO 63101

Team Admission

Registered teams may roster up to 15 players, and 3 coaches.  Players get in free.  Credentials will only be issued for up to 3 rostered coaches.  Coaches that appear on multiple rosters will not be issued additional credentials.

General Admission

Exact Pricing TBD.  Baller TV will provide streaming for the event.

Warmup Ball Rental

A very limited supply of warm-up balls will be provided for warm-up use during the event.  First emailed - first reserved.  A $300 deposit will be necessary to use a set of 6 balls.  A $50 charge for each lost ball will be incurred.  The final day to reserve balls is Thursday February 10, 2022 at 5pm.  Contact Brittney winters@gatewayvb.org

Practice Court Rental

TBD - Limited courts may be available as we near event.

Food Options Around St. Louis

Here you can link to a field guide for the event. You can find  discounts that are offered exclusively for our volleyball attendees only.  Safe travels and see you soon: https://explorestlouis.com/capitol-sports-special-offers/