1  Ohio Valley Region Bid Tournaments

The Ohio Valley Region-Mizuno 2025 National Bid Qualifier Tournaments are used to award the Region's "National", "American" and "Freedom" bids to the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships.

The 11s will play on Saturday, April 5th only depending on number of entries at a location to be determined. The 12s through 17s will be held as follows: April 4 - 6 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The 18s will play on March 1 & 2 at T3 Performance in Avon, OH.

2  Eligibility

All Ohio Valley Region teams declared "National" or "American" as of February 28, 2025 will be eligible to participate. All players must be age legal for their division. Due to court constraints the Region may be forced to limit the tournament to the top teams in each age group. Our goal would be to host all those that want to play; however, if a division is over-subscribed, the teams will be accpeted in the order of their best 4 tournament results. For National teams, that is all tournament results, USAV and non-USAV. For American teams it is only their USAV results. There is not a minimum number of tournament results required. Teams cannot change from National to Freedom or vise versa after February 28th unless there is an opening.

Each player must be age eligible for her team's level of competition, as defined in the USA Volleyball Age Divisions. Players are not eligible to compete in more than one age group. Age waivers are not applicable for Bid or National competition. All coaches and clubs must meet IMPACT, Background Screeing, SafeSport, concussion, Cardiac Arrest and ASEP requirements.

Teams that earn an Open or National Bid at a USAV National Qualifier prior to the OVR Bid Tournament will not be eligible to participate at OVR Bid Tournament, and their entry fee check will be shredded. 11s or 12s earning a National Bid at a Natiobnal Qualifer will not be eligible for the OVR Bid Tournament (because the NAtional Bid is the highest in their ages). Any team earning an American Bid or higher at a National Qualifier will not be eligible for the OVR Freedom Division Bid Tournament

3  Schedule

The tentative schedule, based on expected numbers of entries and subject to change, is as follows:

division date maximum
# of teams
bids (Tentative) )
11 National April 5, 2025162 National Bids
12 National April 4-6, 2025242 National Bid and 3 American Bids
13 National April 4-6, 2025322 National Bids and 3 American Bids
14 National April 4-6, 2025242 National Bids and 3 American Bids
14 Elite April 4-6, 2025321 Freedom Bid
15 National April 4-6, 2025242 National Bids and 3 American Bids
15 Elite April 4-6, 2025321 Freedom Bid
16 National April 4-6, 2025322 National Bids and 3 American Bids
16 Elite April 4-6, 2025321 Freedom Bid
17 National April 4-6, 2025322 National Bids and 3 American Bids
17 Elite April 4-6, 2025241 Freedom Bid
18 National March 1-2, 2025 162 National Bids, 3 American Bids and 1 Freedom Bid

The maximum number of teams depends on court availability.

4  Format

11s will play at a location to be determined on Saturday, April 5th only depending on number of entries. 12s through 17s divisions will compete on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 4-6 at the GCCC. Format to be determined.

5  Seeding

Seeding will be completed by using each team's best four tournament results as of Noon, Tuesday, March 25th, 2025. Throughout the season, tournament directors must accurately report their tournaments' results, and coaches should check their teams' standings and results periodically for accuracy.

6 Cost and Entry Information for OVR's Bid Tournament

The cost of the OVR Bid tournament is $625.00 for the 12-17 National divisions and $300 for 11 National teams. $575 for 18 National Teams. Tournament entry checks should be payable to "Ohio Valley Region". Mail your entry fee to:

Al Herbert
4440 Merlin Drive
Uniontown, OH 44685-9641

If a team qualifies prior to the OVR Bid Tournament or is not invited to participate in the Bid Tournament due to court limits then their entry will be refunded.

7 Entry Process: Bids and Nationals

7.1 OVR Bid entry

Entry for the Ohio Valley Region-Mizuno 2025 National Bid Qualifier will be online via AES. Entries must be completed by the end of February 28th. Wait with entry fees until you are confirmed to be entered into the event.

7.2 Nationals

In order to properly enter to play in the OVR Bid Tournament you must register your team online in the AES website.

8 Bid Checklist

  1. The cost for the tournament is as follows: $625.00 for 12s through 17s and $300 for 11s.
  2. Complete your Bid tournament entry (roster) by April 1st at the AES website. Failure to register and enter your team by the April 1st deadline may cause your team to be disqualified due to incomplete entry process.
  3. Read and understand all USA Volleyball registration procedures to protect your teams' spots and to answer your parents' questions about the process.

10 Hotels

OVR Volleyball is excited to present accommodations process with EventConnect, the industry's leading tournament management software.

EventConnect powers our easy-to-use accommodations portal and offers the best-available group rates. Teams can instantly hold rooms with the lodging partner of their choice. All blocks and reservations must be managed through EventConnect.

Please do not call our hotel partners to book directly. If you have already booked directly, please call us to assist with moving your block into the system.

Please use any of the links listed to reserve your rooms. If you are registered for the event, your Club Rep will have received an email from EventConnect with the link to hotels and to your Club Dashboard. For any assistance with the accommodations process, please contact EventConnect Customer Success at 1-888-723-2064 or teamsupport@eventconnect.io.

11 Vendor Procedures

Any individual or business wishing to make available any goods and/or services at or in connection with events hosted by the Ohio Valley Region, Inc. must contract those arrangements in advance with Ron Wyzynski, OVR CEO/Executive Director (wyzynski@ovr.org, 614-402-9445) or his designees.

This policy, necessary to protect the interests and contracts of the Ohio Valley Region, applies to all events hosted by the Ohio Valley Region, Inc., including but not limited to the Ohio Valley Region, Inc.- Sports Imports Junior Volleyball Championships, the OVR Regional Volleyball Championships, the OVR Boys' Regional Volleyball Championships, and the Ohio Valley Region, Inc.-Mizuno Bid National Qualifier.

12 Contacting Us

Please direct your entry process questions to the OVR Bid Committee (bid@ovr.org) rather than contacting the national office. This will cut down on their e-mails, and we'll have or get the answers you need.