Our 2021 event will return to the weekend before President's day - Friday thru Sunday February 5-7, 2021.
As of 2-4-2020 our event has been awarded the following Bids:
14 Open - 3 Bids that trickle as low as 6th Place (16 teams)
15 Open - 3 Bids that trickle as low as 10th Place (25 teams)
16 Open - 4 Bids that trickle as low as 11th Place (28 teams)
17 Open - 4 Bids that trickle as low as 10th Place (26 teams)
18 Open - 4 Bids that trickle as low as 12th Place (30 teams)
14 USA - 4 Bids that trickle as low as 10th Place (26 teams)
16 USA - 5 Bids that trickle as low as 16th Place (59 teams)
17 USA - 5 Bids that trickle as low as 16th Place (42 teams)
18 USA - 5 Bids that trickle as low as 16th Place (71 teams)
1st-3rd place awards in every Gold division.
New This Year - Online Check-in!
Clubs/Teams may choose to check their teams in online to save time. A representative of the team will still need to stop by the Convention Center Friday February 7, 2020 between 3-9pm to pickup coach wristbands and sign off on bid intent. Teams that check-in online are doing so with the knowledge that they may NOT make any updates to their rosters once online check-in is complete without a $25 penalty.
Online Check in Opens 12:00am Monday February 3, 2020
Online Check in Closes 11:59pm Wednesday February 5, 2020
In-Person Team Check-in: Friday February 7, 2020 - 3-9pm
Teams that choose not to check their teams in online will be required to manually check-in their teams and pickup wristbands between 3-9pm in the Convention Center.
There is no late check-in. ALL TEAMS must complete check-in either online or in-person on Friday February 7, 2020 between 3-9pm.
To see a list of college coaches that have pre-registered to attend this event, please follow this link: https://universityathlete.com/#/attending/20056
Molten - Official Ball Sponsor
A National Referee Clinic will be hosted by Gateway Region at the Dennis Lafata Boys National Bid Event on Friday February 7, 2020 at the America's Center in Downtown St. Louis. Click on the link below to access info and registration.
February 8-10, 2020
Late Entry Deadline: Friday January 10, 2020
Final Entry Deadline: Monday February 3, 2020
Final AES Roster Deadline: Monday February 3, 2020
Entry Fee: $675/team - $475/team for 12U - (Additional $50 if after late entry deadline)
Entry Process: Advanced Event Systems (AES) Tourney is listed as 20 Dennis Lafata Boys Bid Classic.
Team Online Check-in: Opens Monday February 3, 2020 at 12am. Closes Wednesday February 5, 2020 at 11:59pm
Team In-Person Check-in: Friday February 7, 2020 - 3-9pm
There is no late check-in. ALL TEAMS must be checked in before the first day of competition.
First day 8:00 AM Playing Waves: All Open Divisions, 12C, 13C, 14U, 15C
First day 2:30 PM Playing Waves: 16-18U
Click here for Hotels reservations through AES - reservations open September 1, 2019
Hotels will be continually added.
Contact info for hotels: Scott McQueen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-317-839-5222 ext 116
701 Convention Plaza
St Louis, MO 63101
Registered teams will receive up to 3 adult wristbands for rostered coaches (1 Head Coach, 2 Assistant Coaches). Players must be in team warm-up/uniform to enter playing venue. Wristbands are not given to Team Reps, Managers, or Chaperones.
Tickets and passes (wristbands) are sold in Rm 120 at the America Center starting at 7am Saturday February 8, 2020. $10 per day, or $25 for a 3 day weekend pass. Cash-only purchases may be made at the Tournament Desk Friday February 7, 2020 from 3-8pm.
A very limited supply of warm-up balls will be provided for warm-up use during the event. First come-first-served. A Driver's License or other form of Valid ID will be necessary to use a set or 8 balls. A $50 charge for each lost ball will be incurred.
Teams may access practice court time between 3-8pm Friday Februrary 7, 2020. Cost is $20. Arrive with full team and check-in at Championship Desk to be assigned to a court.
USAV will be hosting a Boys Indoor High Performance Tryout Friday February 7, 2020 at the America Center from 4-8pm CST. For more information and Registration, click here!
Here you can link to our visitors guide for the event. You can find things to do around the city and also discounts that are offered exclusively for our volleyball attendees only. Safe travels and see you soon: https://explorestlouis.com/dlgbc/
The first three forms below outline the policies and procedures to be completed by foreign teams that wish to participate in this Boys Bid Event. The last two forms are part of the paperwork to be filled out and returned to our Region office, along with additional required forms for each player and coach. Forms may be scanned/PDF'd and emailed to Linus Shyu at email@example.com. Insurance Fees may be paid online - requests may be electronically invoiced.
Forms and fees may also be mailed to:
Gateway Region Volleyball
5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd. Suite 265
Hazelwood, MO 63042