When are the National Bid tournaments and How many tournaments do Junior teams have to play to be eligible for the National Bid tournament?

The process the Carolina Region uses to award our region bids to the USA Volleyball National Championships is being changed for the 2023 season.  Based on feedback from the Junior Advisory Board, we will now produce a Ranking of all teams that want to be considered for a Region bid. Teams will need to submit an application to be considered for a bid by their applicable deadline:
  • 18's teams - March 20, 2023 deadline
  • 12's - 17's teams - April 10, 2023 deadline
All teams that submit an application by the deadline will be ranked based on the Carolina Region Regional Bid Ranking System.  Bids will be awarded to the highest ranked teams. Based on the number of teams and interest, a National Bid tournament for the 12's - 17's age groups MAY still be held.  If a bid tournament is held it will be scheduled for a day on one of the last two weekends of April (April 22-23 or 29-30).  If a bid tournament is held, a team would need to attend to be considered for a bid. To be eligible to considered for a Region bid in their age group, a junior team must meet the following: (a) Participating teams must be a registered Carolina Region team; and (b) teams must have played in ONE (1) Carolina Region sanctioned event. Teams awarded a bid must follow the USAV JNC entry procedures and submit all JNC entry forms and JNC entry fee to USA Volleyball by the applicable deadline.  Carolina Region bids to the USAV JNC are primarily for ELITE Carolina Region teams that are committed to going to the USAV Junior National Championships if they earn a Region bid.  This is not a regular tournament, so only committed teams should apply to be considered.