|Division||Saturday March 2, 2024||Sunday March 3, 2024|
What: U10 Competitive and Program Regional Championships
When: Saturday March 2, 2024 for Program Division. Saturday & Sunday March 2 & 3, 2024 for Competitive Division.
Cost: $100/team for Program Teams. $300/team for Competitive Teams.
Gateway Region saw continuing growth among our U10 participants thru the 2020-2023 seasons, with a record 20 teams that registered as full junior members that played a true club season. Numbers of U10 participants in 1/week training programs also increased. For this reason, in 2022, the region felt our youth population had grown enough to offer the U10 age division the opportunity to join all the older age divisions (U11-U18) in competing for a Regional Championship. Like all the older ages, U10 teams will divide into 2 divisions.
The Competitive Division will compete both days, and is specifically for U10 teams that registered with full USAV junior memberships ($55), and have played in other U10 or U11 sanctioned events.
The Program Division will only compete Saturday, and is limited to only those players who have purchased a USAV youth membership ($20), and are only participating in various 1/week training programs offered by clubs or other VB affiliates.
Online Payment option is available through AES online registration. Teams may Choose to forgo online payment, and pay by check - teams that select this option must print the receipt of their online registration form, and send that form with their entry fee to our office.
Gateway Region Volleyball
Attn: Josh Mattingly
601 Gravois Bluffs Blvd. Suite G
Fenton, MO 63026
The U10 Competitive Division will utilize Standard USAV Indoor playing rules and regulations.
The Competitive Division is a 2-day Event, with Opening Pool Play (either AM or PM) on Saturday, and 2-match minimum bracket play on Sunday
Matches are all best of 3 -19, 19, 15 (if necessary)
Players will be allowed a 6'6" step-in Service Line.
Competitive U10 Teams wishing to continue their season beyond this early March event are eligible to enter the Girls U11 Regional Championships April 2-3, as they have traditionally done in the past.
The Program division is a single day Event on Saturday. All teams will play a format that gives each team 3 "matches" in either a morning (8-11am), lunch (11-2pm) or afternoon (2:30-5:30pm) wave. Times are estimates, and may vary by up to half an hour. Matches consist of a single set to 25 points. Although scores are recorded, there is no final finish or playoffs. There may be crossover matches to achieve 3 matches, depending on pool sizes.
Warm-Ups - 2 minutes shared court while captains do coin flip. Serving team gets 2 minutes; Receiving team gets 2 minutes; 1 minute shared serving.
Warm-ups begin immediately after previous match concludes
Officiating Crew will consist of a down-ref (no whistle required), 2 lines persons, and a score flipper.
There is a 10' Step-in Service Line.
Teams may play with less than 6.
Players may re-serve only if they miss their very 1st service attempt. If they make their 1st serve, but miss their 2nd serve, then the other team sides out.
A player may serve a Maximum of 3 serves. Then there is an automatic side out whether the serving team wins or loses the 3rd service point.
2018 Gateway Region Coed U10 Regional Tournament Photo at Lafayette HS
2017 U10 Regionals at Lafayette
2015 Coed 10s Picture of Participants