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Gateway Region Girls Bid Event

Girls 18 and Under - March 11, 2018

Age Division Saturday Venue Sunday Venue
18s None Northwest High School

If a team registered for the Gateway Region Bid Event earns an Open Bid or 12's National bid at a National Qualifier prior to the Region Bid Event, they become ineligible to compete in the Region's Bid event.  If this occurs, an age group's field size will change, which could change the court space necessary to play down Saturday's double elimination field.  Which, in turn, may change the playing venue.

Girls 12-17s - May 5 & 6, 2018

Age Field Sz Saturday Venue Sunday Venue
11s 3 Parkway North HS
12s 19 Parkway North HS TESL Center
13s 17 Parkway Central HS Northwest HS
14s 24 Belleville West HS Belleville West HS
15s 28 Lafayette HS Lafayette HS
16s 19 Parkway Central HS Parkway Central HS
17s 13 Kirkwood HS

Check here for future online registration links to these Bid Events

2019 Gateway Bid Event information and Deadlines will be posted in the fall of 2018 or Winter of 2019 when USAV releases JNC information. 

The Deadline for AES Registration for the 2018 Girls 18s Bid event is Friday February 16, 2018.  Acceptance into the event will require that a team is fully registered in AES for the USAV Girls 18s Junior National Championships.  Entry Fees must also be paid online or in the Region Office by 3pm Friday February 16, 2018.  A $50 late fee will be incurred for late entries up until February 19, 2018.  No exceptions.

To Register on AES for the 2018 Gateway Girls 18s Bid Event Click here!

AES Registration for Girls 11-17s Bid event is scheduled to open at 1pm CST on Wednesdsay January 24, 2018, concurrent with the opening of registration for USAV GJNC AES Online Registration.

To Register on AES for the 2018 Gateway Girls 11-17s Bid Event Click here!

Like the 18s division above - Acceptance into this event will require that a team is fully registered in AES for the USAV Girls Junior National Championships.  The Deadline for AES Registration for the Girls 11-17s Bid event is Wednesday April 11, 2018.  Entry Fees must also be paid online or in the Region Office by 3pm Wednesday April 11, 2018.  A $50 late fee will be incurred for late entries up until April 13, 2018.  No exceptions.

Tournament Format Update

The 2018 Girls Bid Event will remain a double elimination tournament. There are no format changes for Age Divisions with 16 or fewer teams, as they will continue to compete in a traditional double elimination tournament over the course of 1 day.

However, Age Divisions with 17 or more teams will compete in a double elimination tournament over the course of 2 days in a new format. Registered teams will be ranked numerically using the Region's ranking system. Our default procedure involves taking the top 10 seeds and removing them from the first day of competition. The remaining seeds will play off in a traditional double elimination tournament down to the final 2 teams. Those final 2 teams on the first day will overtake the 11 and 12 seeds, and will join the top 10 seeds in a 12 team double elimination tournament on the 2nd day of competition.

In the event the field size for an age group grows larger than 20 teams, there is a possibility the top 12 or 14 seeds will be removed from the first day of competition, instead of 10. This decision is entirely dictated and dependent on available facilities. As above - the seeds outside of the top 12 or 14 registered teams will play down to the final 2 teams. Those final 2 teams from the first day will then overtake the last 2 seeds of the 2nd day double elimination Bracket (either a 14 or 16 team bracket).

Teams will be seeded based on Gateway Region Final Junior Rankings, which will be updated following the final weekend of Girls Regionals. Girls 11-17s Bid event Brackets will be hosted on AES. Please note first officiating assignments, as well as any other officiating assignments as teams advance - teams that win may have to ref next match.


Girls’ 11s-17s Bid Event

May 5 & 6, 2018

Entry Fee - $265 per team; 2 match guarantee. Registration Opens Wednesday January 24, 2018. Entry Deadline is Wednesday April 11, 2018.

The 2018 Event will be hosted through advancedeventsystems.com (AES). Online Registration for this event will open January 24th, and will correlate directly with registration for USAV GJNC. Teams must also have completed the GJNC entry process by entry deadline April 11, 2018 to be eligible for the Bid Event.

You do not have to participate in the Regional Championships to enter this event. Waivered teams cannot play in the Bid Event. There are no regional playing modifications allowed in this event.

For last season's 2017 May 6-7th Double Elimination Brackets and live results, click here!


Girls’ 18's Bid Event

March 11, 2018 - Northwest High School

Entry Fee - $265 per team; 2 match guarantee. Entry Deadline Friday February 16, 2018

The 2018 Event will be hosted through advancedeventsystems.com (AES). Online Registration for this event will open Tuesday January 16, 2018, and will correlate directly with registration for USAV GJNC. Teams must also have completed the GJNC entry process in full by February 16, 2018 to be eligible for the Bid Event.

For the 2017 March 12 Double Elimination Bracket and results, click here!

Safesport Requirement for the GJNC

USAV has handed down a new mandate regarding Safesport Requirments at Boys and Girls National Qualifiers and Junior National Championship Events. Click below for the letter sent to All Regional Associations!

JNC Housing and the Gateway Region Lottery

Gateway Region belongs to the USAV Regional Tier Housing Lottery through Team Travel Source and and was picked 2nd to be allocated Hotel Room Blocks for the Summer GJNC. Our Region has allocated ten (10) rooms per team to one (1) team per age division 12-17s. The room blocks this season are located at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit (1114 Washington Blvd, 48226), and coincide with the age group's dates of competition.

These blocks are allocated by priority of Finish in the Bid Event. However, these room blocks are reserved for teams that belong to clubs that are NOT already part of the GJNC Hotel Lottery, or have previously qualified at a Qualifier earlier in the season.

Clubs that belong to the 2018 GJNC Housing Lottery: Rockwood Thunder, HPSTL

If a team becomes eligible to receive a Region Lottery room block, the Region will contact the team Rep to begin the process of handing the room block over to the team. Teams may turn down the block if they choose. The next highest finisher not already a part of the GJNC Lottery will then be contacted. If all eligible teams of an age group have turned down the Region Lottery room block, then the rooms will be released to highest finisher whose club is in the housing lottery, if they are still in need of rooms. The deadline to utilze these rooms is 1 week after the conclusion of the Bid Event (Sunday May 13, 2018)

Gateway Re-allocation Order 2018

Gateway is 15th in Re-allocation order for a 2nd 11s National Bid
Gateway was  re-allocated a 2nd 11's National bid on April 12, 2018.
Gateway was  re-allocated a 3rd 11's National bid on May 14, 2018.

Gateway is 17th in Re-allocation order for a 2nd 12's National Bid
Gateway was  re-allocated a 2nd 12's National bid on May 9, 2018.

Gateway is 39th in Re-allocation order for a 3rd 12's American Bid

Gateway is 19th in Re-allocation order for a 2nd National Bid in the 13-17s age groups
Gateway was  re-allocated a 2nd 13's National bid on April 18, 2018.
Gateway was  re-allocated a 2nd 14's National bid on April 18, 2018.

Gateway is 20th in Re-allocation order for a 2nd American Bid in the 13-17s age groups
Gateway was  re-allocated a 2nd 17's American bid on May 11, 2018.

Gateway is 19th in Re-allocation order for a 2nd 18's National Bid

Gateway is 24th in Re-allocation order for a 2nd 18s American Bid


2018 Girls’ USAV Summer Junior National Championships

June 25 - July 4, Detroit, MI

All Divisions U11-U17, including U14-U17 Patriot.  Registration re-opens on AES January 24, 2018 at Noon MST - 1PM Central Standard Time.

  • 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 registration entry on AES is April 25, 2018.
  • All Patriot, National, American and Open at Large applicants that DO WANT to participate in the Gateway Bid Event – Gateway / USAV deadline for registration entry on AES is TBA.
  • Patriot Division (U14-U17)– Registration opens on AES January 10, 2018 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, and 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.

2018 Girls U18 USAV Spring Junior National Championships

April 27-29, Anaheim, CA

(All 18s Divisions) Registration opens on AES December 13, 2017 at Noon MST - 1PM Central Standard Time.

  • 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 registration entry on AES is March 16, 2018.
  • All Patriot, National, American and Open at Large applicants that DO WANT to participate in the Gateway Bid Event – Gateway / USAV deadline for registration entry on AES is TBA.
  • Patriot Division (U18)– Registration opens on AES December 13, 2017 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

Pats Bid Event Results

Girls Bids Earned Outside Gateway Region