Date: February 10, 2024 (one day event)
Location: Summerwood Sports Academy , 1500 Christy Lane, Alexander, AR 72002 hosted by Elite Volleyball Academy
Eligible teams: DELTA REGION TEAMS ONLY . Teams entering this event must be willing and committed to compete at the 2024 18s GJNC April 26-28 in Baltimore, MD.
One bid will be awarded in each of these divisions:
National 1st place
American 2nd place
Freedom 3rd place
*it is possible another bid may be reallocated to the Delta Region after the Bid Qualifier is held. If so, the reallocated bid will be offered to the 4th place team without adjusting the other bids.
Ozark Juniors is hosting the 11s-17s Bid Qualifier in Northwest Arkansas on April 27-28, 2024. Winning teams will earn bids to the Girls Junior National Championships as follows:
11s-13s: GJNC Dallas TX June 21-24, 2024
14s-17s: GJNC Las Vegas, NV July 3-11, 2024
11s: One bid (National division)
12s: Three bids (one National, two American)
13s: Two bids (one National, one American)
14s-17s: Three bids (one National, one American, one Freedom)
Arkansas Athletes Outreach Complex North (AAON)
4667 S. Dixieland Rd., Suite 100
Rogers, AR 72758
Springdale Park and Rec Center (SRC)
1906 Cambridge Street
Springdale, AR 72762
Eligible teams: Delta Region USAV teams only.
Entry fee $375. R1s provided. Entry deadline 3/25/2024
Teams participating in the Bid Qualifier must commit to playing at the 2024 GJNC if they earn a bid. Teams failing to honor their commitment will subject their entire club to being ineligible to compete at the 2024-25 Delta Region Bid Qualifier. USA Volleyball may impose additional penalties.
The Division order of strength will be as follows:
Make sure your team will accept the bid and go to Nationals before you enter ANY National Qualifier.
(from the 2023 National Qualifier manual)
It is disruptive to the quality of the Event when Bids are returned after being accepted. There are financial consequences, administrative challenges, and logistical delays for Teams, Region administrators and USAV personnel. Inevitably this takes opportunities away from other Teams participating in the qualification process. A Team that does not use a GJNCs Open Bid (13’s-17’s) which it has earned, or a GJNCs National, USA or American Bid which it has earned and accepted, and Teams that do not use an 18 Open Bid which has earned and accepted may be subject to the following penalties:
Financial Penalties~2 months prior to the start of GJNCs– payment of entry fee and $1,000 fine If the payment is not received for the GJNCs Event Entry Fee and/or fines, the club director(s), coaches affiliated with official qualification roster will be prohibited from participating in NQs and GJNCs until the fee is paid in full. Further legal actions may be taken to ensure payment is received.
Suspension of Participation: Club Director suspended from participation in all NQs and/or Regional Qualification Events and GJNCs for the remainder of the season and the following season. Head Coach listed on the official qualification roster suspended from participation in all NQs and/or Regional Qualification Events and GJNCs for the remainder of the season and the following season. All members listed on the official qualification roster suspended from participation in all NQs and/or Regional Qualification Events and GJNCs for the remainder of the season and the following season. Specific age group from club suspended from participation in all NQs and/or Regional Qualification Events and GJNCs for the remainder of the season and the following season. Club or specific suspended from participation in all NQ and/or Regional Qualification Events and GJNCs for the remainder of the season and the following season. All suspensions will be published and updated on the USAV website.
• USAV reserves the right to impose additional penalties as deemed necessary.
• Regions reserve the right to impose additional penalties to Teams within their Region.
Shall be registered with the USAV RVA in the geographical area in which they reside or in which their club/team is registered; or a citizen of one of the US territories in good standing with their respective FIVB Federation; or a citizen of their respective foreign country in good standing with their respective FIVB Federation.
• Can play with only one USAV junior team at the Girls Junior National Championship.
• A player may participate only on the team in which they were named to the roster once a roster has been submitted to the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship (see Frozen Player Rule).
• All players who are registered in a USA Volleyball Junior National Championship are subject to the rules, regulations and policies of the Member Organization they represent.
• All players must be in good standing with their respective Member Organization.
FROZEN PLAYER TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Once a female junior player has participated in a GJNCs qualifying Event (Regional or NQ), she may not be on the Official Roster of, or participate in, another GJNCs qualifying or championship Event with a different club. Example: a player plays on a club in a national qualifier in an attempt to qualify. The player’s Team does not qualify. That player may not transfer to another club to attempt to qualify.
Earning and accepting an Open Bid, submitting an Open At-Large Bid application or accepting any National, USA, or American Bid defines the Team as “qualified” for the GJNCs. Once a Team is deemed qualified, the players on the qualified Team’s Official Roster are frozen to that Team.
The players on the Team’s Official Roster are subject to the following restrictions:
• A Frozen Player cannot be on the roster of, or play for, another Team in a Regional Qualifier or NQ Event, the roster of a Team applying for an Open At-Large Bid, or another Team playing at the GJNCs.
• A club may add player(s) to the Official Roster of one of its Teams qualified for the GJNCs, provided the additional player(s) are members of the club and are not on the Official Roster of another of the club’s Teams at the GJNCs.
• No player may switch from one qualified Team to another qualified Team, even within the same club. NOTE: A player under the age of 17 can switch between a Team that has qualified for the 18sGJNC and another Team that has qualified for the GJNC as long as both Teams are within the same club.
A player may not help multiple Teams qualify for GJNCs.
a. EXAMPLE 1: A player in the 17’s age division plays on an 18’s Team at a national qualifier and that Team Qualifies for the 18sGJNC in the Open Division. That player may not play on any other Team (e.g. a 17s Team trying to qualify for 17 Open) at any National Qualifying Events to help that Team qualify for the GJNC for the remainder of that club season. She may, however, be added to the 17 Open roster to play in the GJNC within that club.
b. EXAMPLE 2: A club has a Team that has qualified for the 18 USA Division of the 18sGJNC, they may add a player from their club who plays on a younger Team to play in the 18sGJNC even if the younger Team has qualified for the GJNC. Violations of the Frozen Player Rule may result in Sanctions being imposed on the already qualified Team, its club, the Team’s coach, the player and/or the club’s director. The USAV Events Department will determine Sanctions for violations of the Frozen Player Rule. (See Penalties for Illegal use of Bid in the GJNC Tournament Manual).