Juniors

1  Ohio Valley Region Bid Tournaments

The Ohio Valley Region-Mizuno 2023 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 tournaments for 11s will play April 22 & 23 in Cleveland. The 12s through 17s will be held as follows: April 21 - 23 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The 18s will play Saturday and Sunday, March 11th & 12th at LCRC in Maumee, OH.

2  Eligibility

All Ohio Valley Region teams declared "National" or "American" as of February 28, 2023 will be eligible to participate. 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 teams are omitted from the tournament it will be by strength of the team entered.

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 American 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.

3  Schedule

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

division date maximum
# of teams
bids (as of September )
11 National April 22 & 23, 2023162 National Bids
12 National April 21-23, 2023241 National Bids and 3 American Bids
13 National April 21-23, 2023242 National Bids and 4 American Bids
14 National April 21-23, 2023242 National Bids and 4 American Bids
14 Elite April 21-23, 2023162 Freedom Bids
15 National April 21-23, 2023242 National Bids and 3 American Bids
15 Elite April 21-23, 2023162 Freedom Bids
16 National April 21-23, 2023242 National Bids and 3 American Bids
16 Elite April 21-23, 2023162 Freedom Bids
17 National April 21-23, 2023242 National Bids and 3 American Bids
17 Elite April 21-23, 2023162 Freedom Bids
18 National March 11 & 12, 2023 162 National Bids, 3 American Bids and 2 Freedom Bids

The maximum number of teams depends on court availability.

4  Format

11s will play Saturday and Sunday, April 22 & 23. 12s through 17s divisions will compete on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 21-23 at the GCCC. Format to be determined.

5  Seeding

Seeding will be completed by using OVR rankings as of Noon, Tuesday, April 11th, 2023. Club Directors of participating teams will then offer their seeding recommendations. 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 $550 for 11 National teams. $550 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 2023 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 addition to properly entering 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 $550 for 11s. Checks should be payable to "Ohio Valley Region". Your entry must be completed and postmarked by February 28, 2023.
  2. Complete your national tournament entry (roster) by April 15 at the AES website. Failure to register and enter your team by the April 15 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 a new 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.

12s-17s Bid Tournament Hotels Link

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, the Ohio Valley Region, Inc.-Mizuno Bid National Qualifier, and the OVR Power Challenge tournament series.

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.

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