Tournament Director

Al Herbert

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Site Director

Michael Chandler

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Entry Fee


Club Directors: Make entry fee check payable to:

Ohio Valley Region


March 18, 2018



Buckeye Volleyball Center - Newark
1845 W Main St
Newark, OH 43055

Tournament Information

18s Bid Tournament

18 National Bid Tournament Coaches Handout and complete playing Schedule

This is a new site for the 2018 season. Tournament Information: USAV requires that a rostered adult must be the R2 for all age divisions at National Qualifying events such as this event.

New for the 2017-2018 Season:

The OVR Board of Directors have approved the following. Any OVR girls team that earns an Open or Open at-large Bid to the 2018 Girls 18s JNC and participates at the event will have 100% of their JNC entry fee repaid to the club at the conclusion of the JNC. The same is true for any girls team that finish 1st in either the National, USA or American Division at a National Qualifier or wins their age division at the OVR National Bid Tournament and subsequently participates at the USAV Girls JNC. Teams finishing 2nd or lower but still earning a National, USA or American Bid at a National Qualifier or a National or American Bid through the OVR National Bid Tournament will receive 50% of their JNC entry fee rebated to the club after the JNC. This includes reallocated and trickle down Bids. The requirement for the rebate is that the team has to participate at the USAV Girls JNC and submit a picture of them participating in a uniform with "OVR" on their sleeve.

Since this is a qualifying event, club directors decided not to move teams from the same club out of the same initial pool. Accepting or Declining a National Bid: A team may immediately decline a National Bid with no penalty once they have earned it. The National Bid will then trickle down to the next eligible team. Accepting or Declining an American Bid: A team may immediately decline an American Bid with no penalty once they have earned it. The American Bid will then trickle down to the next eligible team. Entry fee is $275 US per team. Please write your entry fee check payable to: OVR And mail to: Al Herbert 4440 Merlin Drive Uniontown, OH 44685-9641 Checks should be mailed by January 15, 2018. Checks are not deposited until the weekend of the event. If you are entering teams in multiple events, you may want to send a separate check per event. Coaches Meeting at 8 am. First matches are at 8:30 am. Registration for teams will remain open until February 1st. At that time I will not accept any more registrations unless there is space. Only the top fifteen 18 National teams and one 18 Regional ranked team (as of Tuesday, March 6th) of the teams registered will participate. This is NOT a first-come first-served event. The other teams will receive refunds. This tournament is restricted to Ohio Valley Region teams only. This is a special tournament for OVR 18 National and one 18 Regional teams. The top two finishers earn a spot in the USAV National Division of the Girls 18s Junior National Championships in Anaheim on April 27-29. The next three finishers will earn spots in the American Division. This 18s Bid Tournament is only open to teams serious about playing in the USAV Girls 18s JNC. Do not enter this tournament if you are not willing to participate in the USAV Girls 18s JNC. If you earn a spot in the JNC and do not participate, your club may not be allowed to participate in qualifying tournaments the next season. Grade-level teams are not allowed into this event. Your team must be age appropriate for the division you enter.

There is a State of Ohio law that requires all coaches and administrators of juniors sports teams to have concussion certifications. Here is a link to the NFHS course in Concussion in Sports

If severe weather is expected, please watch this space for updates. Please note, the doors of the playing site will not be unlocked until 7:30 AM at Buckeye Volleyball Center - Newark, team camps will be permitted in the assigned areas. No teams will be allowed to camp outside of these designated areas. Keep all coolers in cars. Coolers are prohibited in and outside facilities hosting OVR-sanctioned events. Setting up tables and/or cooking by teams or their support staff, fans, coaches, or parents are prohibited at OVR-sanctioned events. A full concession with reasonable prices will be provided at the tournament site. All seating for spectators will be limited to the center court area. Chairs may be brought by spectators, but please share the front viewing area with teams that are currently playing. If Franklin County is under a level 3 Emergency, the tournament will be canceled. For any reason the tournament is canceled, a notice will be displayed at the OVR Junior Tournament list. Club directors and/or coaches and officials will be contacted (phone, email) as soon as possible. Entry fees will be returned within 3 days of the cancellation.


Note: OVR rankings appearing in the following listings are intended only as a helpful tool for tournament directors. They are subject to frequent change, including after the pools are set, and other factors may also be considered when determining pools and order of play.

Girls' 18 and Under: 5 pools (filled)

No points shall be awarded for OVR Championships or tournaments following the OVR Championships. [OVR Juniors' Seeding System]

 Pool A
 team coderankteam
1.FJ8-ELEVA1-OV3 [18N]Elevation – 18 Goller
2.FJ8-ECLVJ1-OV9 [18N]Eastside Cleveland Juniors – 18 Elite
3.FJ8-MSPRT2-OV12 [18N]Mintonette Sports – m.82
4.FJ8-ELEVA2-OV23 [18N]Elevation – 18 Rogers
 Pool B
 team coderankteam
1.FJ8-TOLVC1-OV4 [18N]Toledo Volleyball Club – 18-1 Antonio
2.FJ8-MSPRT1-OV10 [18N]Mintonette Sports – m.81
3.FJ8-EVBTC2-OV15 [18N]Elite Volleyball Training Center – EliteVBTC 18 Katie
4.FJ8-OXTRM1-OV24 [18N]Ohio Xtreme Volleyball – 18 Teal
 Pool C
 team coderankteam
1.FJ8-ACAVC1-OV8 [18N]Academy Volleyball Cleveland – AVC CLEV ROX 18N Tim
2.FJ8-HAWKV1-OV14 [18N]Hawks VBC – 18N Craycraft
3.FJ8-ESVBC1-OV2 [18R]Elite Sports Ohio Volleyball Company – 18 Elite
4.FJ8-ACAVC2-OV19 [18N]Academy Volleyball Cleveland – AVC CLEV ROX 18N Arielle
 Pool D
 team coderankteam
1.FJ8-CVBCO1-OV6 [18N]Cleveland Volleyball Company – 18 MARTIN
2.FJ8-SWVBC1-OV7 [18N]Southwest VBC – 18 Elite National - Joe Gonzalez
3.FJ8-ECLVJ2-OV17 [18N]Eastside Cleveland Juniors – 18 Sky
4.FJ8-AAVBC1-OV21 [18N]Advancement Academy Volleyball Club – 18 Green
 Pool E
 team coderankteam

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The officials' assigner for this event is Brian Hemelgarn (, 419‑410‑2291 /m, 734‑457‑4528 /f).

All officials needed for this event have already been hired.

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