Tournament/Site Director

Al Herbert

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Entry Fee


Club Directors: Make entry fee check payable to:

Ohio Valley Region


March 15, 2020



Goodyear Hall at the East End
1201 East Market Street
Akron, OH 44305

Tournament Information



16 American Teams Registered:

Rankings as of 2/18/2020

3    FJ6-ECLVJ2-OV  ECJ 16-2
14   FJ6-UTVBC1-OV  Utopia Beach
15  FJ6-NSVBC2-OV   Northshore VBC
15  FJ6-SPIRT1-OV  Spirit VBC

19  FJ6-SWVBC2-OV Southwest VBC
22  FJ6-ZEROG1-OV  Zero Gravity VBC
28  FJ6-FORCE1-OV  Force VBC
33  FJ6-TANDM1-OV  Tandem Volleyball Club
42  FJ6-FFORC2-OV  Full Force
52  FJ6-PRIME2-OV  ClevPrime
71  FJ6-PCVBC2-OV  Players Choice Thunder
76  FJ6-NAVBA2-OV The National Volleyball Academy



Only the 8 top ranked teams (as of 5 pm 3/10/2020) that have entered in each division will participate.


USAV requires that a rostered adult must be the R2 for all age divisions at National Qualifying events such as this event.


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, 2020. 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 7:30 am. First matches are at 8:00 am. Registration for teams will remain open until March 1st. At that time I will not accept any more registrations unless there is space.


Only the top eight 17 American and top eight 16 American teams ranked teams (as of 5 pm, Tuesday, March 10th) 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 17 American and 16 American Division teams to earn a spot in the OVR National Bid Tournament. The OVR National Bid Tournament is normally restricted to just teams registered as National Division teams. This Play-In Tournament allows Regional and American teams to try to earn a spot in the Bid Tournament. The top two teams from this event are guaranteed a spot in the Bid Tournament. If more spots are available in the Bid Tournament then the 3rd and 4th place teams may also be invited to play in the Bid Tournament.


This Play-In Tournament is only open to teams serious about playing in the Bid Tournament. Do not enter this tournament if you are not willing to participate in the Bid Tournament. If you earn a spot in the Bid Tournament and do not participate, your club may not be allowed to participate in the Play-In Tournament the next season.


Teams earning spots into the OVR National Bid Tournament will pay a reduced entry fee of $560 instead of the usual $610. That is because you paid $275 to enter this Play-In Tournament which is higher than the normal $225 fee.


All four Play-In Tournaments are considered one event. So a player may participate for only one team across both weekends.


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


Seating is provided. Outside food is not allowed into the facility. NOVA VBC will be hosting a concession stand for participants and spectators. Personal coolers must be left in your vehicles.



If severe weather is expected, please watch this space for updates.


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' 16 American: 2 pools (openings for 8 teams)

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

The following teams are registered (waiting list not displayed). Pools will be announced closer to the tournament date.

 team coderankteam
1. n/aSee Tournament Information for registered teams

Girls' 17 American: 2 pools (openings for 1 team)

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

The following teams are registered (waiting list not displayed). Pools will be announced closer to the tournament date.

 team coderankteam
1. FJ7-SWVBC2-OV1Southwest VBC – 17A ELITE ANNES
2. FJ7-IMPCT2-OV11Impact Sports Academy – 17EA Camo
3. FJ7-FORCE1-OV17Force Volleyball Club – North Ohio Sanders
4. FJ7-MAVRK2-OV22Maverick Volleyball Club – Maverick 17 Schmansky
5. FJ7-SWVBC3-OV7Southwest VBC – 17A ELITE HALL
6. FJ7-UTBCV1-OV10Utopia Beach Volleyball – Elite - Vires
8. FJ7-NOVAJ3-OV15NOVA Juniors – 17s Maroon

Officials [Hired officials: sign in for more information]

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

0 officials are still required for this event.

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