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Gateway Coed U10 Regionals

2023 Playing Dates and Venue

Division Saturday March 11, 2023 Sunday March 12, 2023
U10 Competitive TBD TBD
U10 Program TBD

Competitive Division Playing Rules and Protocols

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.

Program Division Playing Rules and Protocols

The Program division is a single day Event on Saturday.  All teams will play a format that gives each team 4 "matches" in either a morning (8-12pm) or afternoon (12:30-4:30pm) 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.

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

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.

2022 Gateway Region Coed U10 Regional Festival

Where: Center St. Louis - 6727 Langley Ave, St. Louis, MO 63123
What: U10 Competitive and Program Regional Championships
When: Saturday March 5, 2022 for Program Division.  Saturday & Sunday March 5 & 6, 2022 for Competitive Division.
Cost: $100/team for Program Teams.  $265/team for Competitive Teams.

Despite COVID, Gateway Region saw continued growth among our U10 participants in the 2020-2021 season, with a record 16 teams that registered as full junior members that played a true club season.  Numbers of U10 participants in  1/week training programs did not significantly decline despite the increase in competitive teams.  For this reason, the region feels our youth population has 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 will full USAV junior memberships ($50), and are playing in real sanctioned tournaments. 

The Program division will only compete Saturday, and is limited to only those players who have purchased a  USAV youth membership ($15), and are 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: Brittney Winters
601 Gravois Bluffs Blvd.  Suite G
Fenton, MO 63026

Center STL Facility Rules

  • Location - Center STL - 6727 Langley Ave, St. Louis, MO 63123
  • Admission $5
  • Concessions Available - No Outside Food and Drink
  • Outside Chairs are permitted if they will not scratch or mark-up the floors
  • Sealable Bottled water/drinks allowed on courts - No open containers such as coffees, fountain drinks, or un-sealable bottles.
  • 10s Competitive All Match play 19, 19, 15. 
  • 10s program - Single Sets to 25.

2018 Gateway Region Coed U10 Regional Tournament Photo at Lafayette HS


2017 U10 Regionals at Lafayette


2015 Coed 10s Picture of Participants