|Age Division||Saturday Venue||Sunday Venue|
|18s||STL Convention Center||STL Convention Center (If needed)|
|Age||Field Size||Saturday Venue||Sunday Venue|
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.
AES Registration for GW Girls 18s Bid event is scheduled to open on October 1, 2021, before with the opening of registration for USAV GJNC AES Online Registration. The Deadline for AES Registration for the 2022 Girls 18s Bid event is January 1, 2022. The late Registration Deadline is January 17, 2022.
Acceptance into the event will require that a team is fully registered in AES for the 2022 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 Tuesday January 18, 2022. A $100 late fee will be incurred for late entries from January 1 up until January 17, 2022. No exceptions.
The Link to Register for the 2022 USAV Girls 18s Junior National Championships will open December 8, 2021: - Link will be provided here when event becomes available.
The Link to Register for the 2022 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/25153
2022 Girls 11-17s Bid Event Registrations will be activated January 20, 2022.
AES Registration for GW Girls 11-17s Bid event is scheduled to open on January 20, 2022, to coincide with the opening of registration for USAV GJNC AES Online Registration. The GW Bid Event online Registration deadline is April 11, 2022. Late Registration closes April 18, 2022.
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 11, 2022. Entry Fees must also be paid online or in the Region Office Staff hands by April 11, 2022. There are no refunds for drops after April 11, 2022.
The Link to Register for the 2022 USAV Girls Junior National Championships will open January 20, 2022: - Link will be provided here when event becomes available.
The Link to register for the 2022 Gateway Girls 11-17s Bid Event is: https://advancedeventsystems.com/events/25527
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 a hotel to be determined by the lottery, 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 2022 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 11, 2022)
The 2022 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.
May 7 & 8, 2022 - STL Metro Area Facilities
Entry Fee - $265 per team; 2 match guarantee.
The 2022 Event will be hosted through advancedeventsystems.com (AES). Online Registration for this event will open January 20, 2022. 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.
February 12 & 13, 2022 - 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.
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GJNC Overview - 2022 Growth Plan
USAV is adding 2 bid divisions to the GJNC with Liberty & Freedom.
**Note: we will also be adding the USA division to 12s in 2022 – 24 teams, 2 bids available if threshold minimum #s are met. We will increase the 13 USA division to 36 teams so 3 bids will now be available if threshold minimum #s are met.**
The Division order of strength will be as follows:
With the potential split at 2023 and future Nationals::
11-13s: become a 4 day event, numbers of teams will increase from 320 to 428 teams
14 – 17s: become a 9 day event (4 days 14-15s, dead day, 4 days 16-17s), number of teams will increase from 1000 to 1216 teams.
Note: In 2022 it will be a 12 Day event in Indianapolis, Day 1-4 -11-13s, Day 5-8 -14s & 15s, Day 9-12 – 16s & 17s.
*18s – will remain a stand alone 3 day event at the end of April/beginning of May, number of teams will increase from 272 to 352 teams.
June 23- July 4, 2022 - Indianapolis, IN
All Divisions U11-U17, including U14-U17 Patriot. AES Registration opens January 20, 2022
Each Season, USAV Grants Bids to the Girls Junior National Championships for regions to allocate thru competition. The number of bids and re-allocation order of additional bids are awarded based on region population. In the 20-21 season, our region received an 18s Open At-Large Bid, a re-allocated 14s National Bid, a re-allocated 13s National Bid, a re-allocated 12s National Bid, and a re-allocated 11s national Bid.
For the 2022 Season Gateway has been awarded with:
Girls 11 & Under - 1 National Bid - Reallocation Rank 15
Girls 12 & Under - 1 National Bid - Reallocation Rank 15
Girls 12 & Under - 2 American Bids - Reallocation Rank 33
Girls 13 & Under - 1 National Bid - Reallocation Rank 19
Girls 13 & Under - 1 American Bid - Reallocation Rank 17
Girls 14s-17s - 1 National Bid - Reallocation Rank 19
Girls 14s-17s - 1 American Bid - Reallocation Rank 17
Girls 14s-17s - 1 Freedom Bid - Reallocation Rank 19
Girls 18 & Under - 1 National Bid - Reallocation Rank 19
Girls 18 & Under - 1 American Bid - Reallocation Rank 23
Girls 18 & Under - 1 Freedom Bid - Reallocation Rank 19
April 22- 24, 2022 Phoenix, AZ