TO: Junior Team Reps in the 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, & 12 OPEN/PLATINUM/GOLD Divisions
FROM: Carolina Region/USAV
RE: 2013 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships
The 2013 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships (NOTE: The tournament does not go by the term Junior Olympics any longer!) will be at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX from June 28-July 5 (different age groups and divisions will begin and end play at different times during this period. Check the Event Page at USA Volleyball’s web site for specific dates for your Age division).
The Carolina Region will hold its competition for our National Bids for the Junior National Championships at our National Bid tournaments on April 7, 2013 (Sunday) at Greensboro College and Barber Park in Greensboro (specific assignments for the age groups will be posted after entry deadline). 12’s teams interested in attending the Junior National Championships should contact the Region Office ASAP-as soon as we see the interest we’ll decide which event/process to determine our bid if more than one team is interested. Only those teams submitting the National Entry Form and Entry Fee (and thus confirming they would accept the bid if they earn it) can compete for a National Bid at our National Bid tournaments. We hope this letter will answer some of your questions on the process.
USA Volleyball will have a National and American Division in the CLUB Championships again this season in ages 13-18 (which is where Region bids are). The bids for OPEN and USA (new division in 2013!) divisions are earned at National Qualifiers. There is also a new PATRIOT Division that does not require bids (see the Entry information for more information on that division). The Bids for the CLUB division (National & American) are earned in the Regions and Qualifiers. So, our bids are in the National and American divisions of the CLUB Championships. The following is a breakdown of how many bids we have in each age group (NOTE: 2013 Bid Allocations for Regions are now CONFIRMED below-we gained an American Bid for 12’s due to our recent growth!):
The Following must be met in order to compete for the Carolina Region National Bids for the Junior National Championships:
PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING BIDS:
Since the Bids will be determined at a stand-alone tournament this season, determining the bid winners will be much easier. The tournament champion will receive the Region’s NATIONAL bid (CLUB division) in that age group. The tournament runner-up will receive the Region’s AMERICAN bid (CLUB division) in that age group. If we have more than one pool playing or there is a tie for third in a one pool tournament, then we will play a 3rd place match in order to determine the finishing order down to fourth place. We may get additional bid opportunities if other Regions turn back their bids so we would need to know the next team(s) to contact if another bid is awarded us. The current plan is to play full round-robin pools at the National Bid tournament.
To keep entry fee costs down, awards will not be presented at the National Bid tournaments. The BIDS will serve as the award for the two finalists!
Please discuss this opportunity with your teams and parents NOW. If you would like to compete for our bid to the 2013 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships, please enter the tournament by March 23, 2013 and submit the above National entry required items to arrive by March 29, 2013. LATE ARRIVALS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE JUNIOR DIVISION (and usually only if we don’t have any other entries in that division)! Please get them in by the deadline!
For additional information on the Junior National Championships, go to USA Volleyball’s web site - www.usavolleyball.org and go to the "Events" section. The Pre-Tournament Entry Books for the Championships are now posted on the USA Volleyball web site. Teams may get a head start now filling out the paperwork and submitting their rosters online. March 29 is our REGIONAL DEADLINE! We will send ALL entries we receive to USA Volleyball by their deadline. Once we determine our bid winners, we will notify USAV of our bid winners. NOTE: Teams that do not earn a bid at our National Bid tournaments MAY still earn a re-allocated bid from USAV once all the Regions report their bid winners (some Regions don’t use all their bids). So, if interested in a re-allocated bid, please check that on the entry forms and keep your fingers crossed! Re-allocated bids would come from USAV and not the Carolina Region.
All teams should note that the Region has NOT set aside any money to help pay for national entry fees, and all teams should plan on raising the full costs needed to participate in the Championships. Good luck with the rest of your season, and please email if you have any questions!
If your team wants to compete for a National Bid, submit tournament entry (by 3/23/13), and National Entry form and $900 Entry Fee by March 29, 2013 to:
Carolina Region/USAV, P.O. Box 1757, Clemmons, NC 27012-1757
US Postal Service (USPS) does deliver overnight to PO Box (waive signature). Other overnight deliveries (Fed Ex, UPS) to:
3770 Clemmons Road, Suite C, Clemmons, NC 27012 (waive signature) - Office is closed Saturdays so deliver to PO Box (USPS) on weekend deliveries.
Reminder - teams still need to enter the National Bid tournament ($150 and entry form) by March 23, 2013 also! You may confirm your tournament entries on our Points System, as always (NOTE - we will track the tournaments in our Points System in our "CLUB" divisions. Open teams that enter the bid tournament will show in the standings for entry tracking purposes only.