Our 2024 event will return to the weekend before President's day - Saturday thru Monday February 10-12, 2024.
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February 10-12, 2024
Late Entry Deadline: January 1, 2024
Final Entry Deadline: February 4, 2024
Final AES Roster Deadline: February 7, 2024
Entry Fee: $800/team - $600/team for 12U - (Additional $50 if after late entry deadline)
Entry Process: Advanced Event Systems (AES) Tourney is listed as 24 Dennis Lafata Boys Bid Classic.
Team Online Check-in: Opens Tuesday February 6, 2024 at 12am. Closes Thursday February 8, 2024 at 5pm CST
Team In-Person Check-in: Friday February 9, 2024 - 3-9pm CST
There is no late check-in. ALL TEAMS must be checked in before the first day of competition.
First day AM Playing Waves: TBD
First day PM Playing Waves: TBD
701 Convention Plaza
St Louis, MO 63101
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.
$45 for a 3-day pass. $20 for a 1-day pass. Passes go on sale at 7am Sat-Mon in Rm 120 of the convention center. 3-day passes may also be purchased cash-only on Friday at Championship Desk between 3-9pm CST. Baller TV will provide streaming for the event.
A very limited supply of warm-up balls will be provided for warm-up use during the event. First emailed - first reserved. A Driver's License deposit will be necessary to use a set of 6 balls. A $50 charge for each lost ball will be incurred. License is returned when all 6 balls are returned. The final day to reserve balls is Thursday February 8, 2024 at 5pm. Contact Keith email@example.com
Limited courts are available between 3-9pm Friday February 9, 2024 at $20/hr.
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/
A PDF map of parking is below, or you may follow this link to an interactive map of the downtown area to locate parking garages for the weekend: https://explorestlouis.com/travel-tools/get-around-st-louis/downtown-parking/
Boys 18s Open Division – 4 Open Bids – Trickles to 10th
Boys 18s USA Division – 6 USA Bids – Trickles to 20th
Boys 17s Open Division – 4 Open Bids – Trickles to 9th
Boys 17s USA Division – 7 USA Bids – Trickles to 14th
Boys 16 Open Division – 3 Open Bids – Trickles to 6th
Boys 16 USA Division – 7 USA Bids – Trickles to 16th
Boys 15 Open Division – 3 Open Bids – Trickles to 5th
Boys 15 USA Division - 5 USA Bids - Trickles to 12th
Boys 14 Open Division – 3 Open Bids –Trickles to 5th
Boys 14 USA Division – 4 USA Bids – Trickles to 8th
Friday February 10, 2023 - 6:30-8:00pm
America's Center Convention Complex - Downtown St. Louis
Molten - Official Ball Sponsor
There are spots for college coaches to attend - just register within University Athlete.
Clubs/Teams must check their teams in online. A representative of the team will still need to stop by the Convention Center Friday February 10, 2023 between 3-9pm (CST) to pickup coach wristbands and sign off on bid intent. Roster changes after online check-in window closes will incur a $25 penalty.
Online Check in Opens 11pm (CST) Sunday February 5, 2023
Online Check in Closes 11am (CST) Wednesday February 8, 2023
In-Person Team Credential pick-up: Friday February 10, 2023 - 3-9pm (CST) Teams that experience last minute changes after completing online check-in will need to manually update their roster at championship desk and pickup credentials between 3-9pm in the Convention Center.
There is no late check-in. ALL TEAMS must complete check-in either online or make final changes in-person on Friday February 10, 2023 between 3-9pm.
A Team/Club representative must pick-up coach wristbands Friday February 10, 2023 between 3-9pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Insurance Fees may be paid online - requests may be electronically invoiced.
Forms and fees may also be mailed to:
Gateway Region Volleyball
601 Gravois Bluffs Blvd - STE G
Fenton, MO 63026