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Gateway Region Girls Bid Event

Girls 11-14s - May 1 & 2 Tentative

Age Field Size Saturday Venue Sunday Venue
11 3 PowerPlex -
12 7 PowerPlex -
13 14 - Legacy
14 22 Bud Dome Bud Dome

Girls 15-17s May 8 & 9 Tentative

Age Field Sz Saturday Venue Sunday Venue
15 16 - PowerPlex
16 23 Belleville Family SportsPlex Belleville Family SportsPlex
17 19 PowerPlex Legacy

If a team registered for the Gateway Region Bid Event earns an Open Bid or 11's National 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.

The 18s Bid event is a separate division embedded within the Dennis Lafata Boys National Bid Event.  Please note additional entry requirements below. 

Online event requirements and registration links for GW Bid Event

The Deadline for Early AES Registration for the 2021 Girls 18s Bid event is January 5, 2021.  The late Registration Deadline is January 31, 2021.  Acceptance into the event will require that a team is fully registered in AES for the 2021 USAV Girls 18s Junior National Championships.  Teams must have also played in 2 Gateway Region sanctioned events of their own age group prior to the event.  Entry Fees must also be paid online or in the Region Office by the end of the workday February 1, 2021.  A $100 late fee will be incurred for late entries from January 5th up until January 31, 2021.  No exceptions.

The Link to Register for the 2021 USAV Girls 18s Junior National Championships will open January 2021: https://advancedeventsystems.com/events/22009

The Link to Register for the 2021 Gateway Region Girls 18s Bid Event is below - please note the 18s bid event is a separate division  embedded within the Dennis Lafata Boys Bid Event: https://advancedeventsystems.com/events/21918

2021 Girls 11-14s and 15-17s Bid Event Registrations will be activated January 1, 2021.

AES Registration for GW  Girls 11-17s Bid event is scheduled to open on  January 1, 2021, before with the opening of registration for USAV GJNC AES Online Registration.  The GW Bid Event online Registration deadline is April 15, 2021.  There is no late registration.

Like the 18s division above - Acceptance into this event will require that a team is fully registered in AES for BOTH the Bid Event AND the USAV Girls Junior National Championships.  Teams must have also played in 2 Gateway Region Sanctioned events of their own age group.  The Registration Deadline for AES Registration for the GW Girls 11-17s Bid events is April 15, 2021.  Entry Fees must also be paid online or in the Region Office by April 15, 2021.  There are no refunds for drops after April 22, 2021.

The Link to Register for the 2021 USAV Girls Junior National Championships is: https://advancedeventsystems.com/events/22304

The Link to register for the 2021 Gateway Girls 11-14s Bid Event is: https://advancedeventsystems.com/events/22137

The Link to register for the 2021 Gateway Girls 15-17s Bid Event is: https://advancedeventsystems.com/events/22308

Girls 18 and Under - February 6, 2021 (and 7th if necessary)

Age Division Saturday Venue Sunday Venue
18s STL Convention Center STL Convention Center (If needed)

Tournament Format

The 2021 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.  (Or the week prior to the 18s bid event for Girls 18s)  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

Entry Fee - $265 per team; 2 match guarantee. 

The 2021 Event will be hosted through advancedeventsystems.com (AES). Online Registration for this event will open January 22, 2021, and will correlate directly with registration for USAV GJNC. Teams must also have completed the GJNC online entry process 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.


Girls’ 18's Bid Event

February 6, 2021 - St. Louis Convention Center

Entry Fee - $265 per team; 2 match guarantee. 

The 2021 Event will be hosted through advancedeventsystems.com (AES).  Teams must also have completed the online GJNC entry process in full  to be eligible for the Bid Event.

This event will be held concurrently with the Dennis Lafata Boys National Bid Event in Downtown St. Louis at the Convention Center.  Field size will determine whether or not this event is 1 or 2 days, so teams should plan accordingly.  

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!

2021 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 6th to be allocated Hotel Room Blocks for the Summer GJNC. Our Region has allocated ten (12) rooms per team to one (1) team per age division 12-17s. The room blocks this season are for 4 nights located at the host hotel, the Luxor, and will 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 2021 GJNC Housing Lottery: HPSTL & Rockwood Thunder

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 3 days after the conclusion of the Bid Event (Wednesday May 12, 2021)

Gateway Re-allocation Order 2021

Gateway is 15th in Re-allocation order for a 2nd 11s National Bid

Gateway is 15th in Re-allocation order for a 2nd 12's National Bid

Gateway is 35th 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 is 19th in Re-allocation order for a 2nd American Bid in the 13-17s age groups

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

Gateway is 23rd in Re-allocation order for a 2nd 18s American Bid


2021 Girls’ USAV Summer Junior National Championships

June 26th- July 5th, Las Vegas, NV

All Divisions U11-U17, including U14-U17 Patriot.  AES Registration opens January  2021 - exact date TBA

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

2021 Girls U18 USAV Spring Junior National Championships

April 23 - 25 Columbus, Ohio

  • Teams who qualify at a National Qualifier will have 10 business days after the Qualifier to submit entry forms and payment to USA Volleyball
  • Patriot Division (U18)– Registration opens December 11, 2021 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

Girls Bids Earned Outside Gateway Region

Past Bid Event Results