General information on OVR Bid tournaments is available at

Team Registration is on AES ONLY !!!

Sanctioned: 2023-08-09

Tournament/Site Director

Al Herbert

[OVR officials, club directors, assistant directors, coaches, and staff: log in for complete contact information.]

Team Entry Fee


Club Directors: Make entry fee check payable to:

Ohio Valley Region
4440 Merlin Drive\\r\\nUniontown, OH 44685

Spectator Admission & Chair Policy

Admission is $10/day, and you can either purchase an Admission Wristband the day of the event with cash or credit card at the ticket window, or you can purchase your ticket electronically HERE ahead of time via credit card. Purchases made ahead of time must stop by the ticket window to get a wristband. Anyone 19 or older must have a wristband to enter the playing facility. Anyone 18 or younger gets in free and does not need a wristband.

NEW THIS YEAR - Chairs will be provided, so please DO NOT bring your own chair.
Purchase tickets here.


April 12, 2024

End Date

April 14, 2024



Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215


Site Rules

Real Time Parking Lot Information

Safety and Security at the Greater Columbus Document (click for this GCCC brochure)

Below are the Columbus Convention Center site rules and regulations. Violations of the rules and regulations will result in disqualification and elimination from the event of the offending teams and/or individuals, including parents.

  1. Players are allowed to bring water bottles and snacks in their gym bag.
  2. No passing volleyballs in hallways or concessions areas. Warm-up time will be provided on the court before the match.
  3. No smoking in gym areas or hallways.
  4. There are no shower facilities.
  5. Put all trash in containers provided by the Convention Center staff.

Online Check-In

This tournament is using Online Check-In (available 5 days prior to tournament).
Head Coaches must use the Online Check-In.
Use the OVR Login > Continue > My Account > My Team(s)
Go to Tournament Schedule at the bottom of the team page.
Select "Online Check-In"
Make sure your roster/certifications are complete, using link on that page.

If you need to add a player or coach temporarily for this tournament,
print out the Roster for Tournament Check-In and write the additions and
submit to Tournament Director / Site Director when you arrive at the tournament.

Specific tournament details may be distributed
at the tournament, if the Tournament Director feels that it is necessary.

Tournament Information

Coaches pick up wrist bands at table near ticket window.

Players do not need bands.  They should be under 19 years of age.

When you earn a Bid, you will be required to sign an Acceptance Form.  Please review this document proir to attending the Bid Tournament.  Pay attention to the penalty section if you first Accept a Bid and then later Decline the Bid. 

Also register in AES for this event.

Freedom Team Rankings as of April 2 - Best Four Finishes Only

This is a three day event.  Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

Spectators 19 Years Old or Older:

The Ohio Valley Region Board of Directors voted to start charging admission to our multiday events at the GCCC.  Cost is $10 per day per a vote by the Board on 1/16/2023.  We are using HomeTown Ticketing which OHSAA also uses for many of their events.  So, you may already have an account.  You should purchase tickets in advance at:

Admission Tickets

Coaches, Club Directors, Officials get in free.  Just use the appropriate check-in line to get your wristband.


This event is NOT first registered first Accepted.  There is room for only 16 teams in each age.  In the 17s division, the top 16 National teams and the top eight American teams registered in each age as of noon April 2nd will be Accepted.   In the 16s-14s divisions, the top 24 National teams and the top eight American teams registered in each age as of noon April 2nd will be Accepted.  All teams will be displayed as Pending in AES until April 2nd.




Doors to the playing halls open at 7 AM each day.


We are using each team's best four tournament results.  The ranking number next to their team name is based on all of their results and so may not be accurate.


Once the seeding is completed, teams from the same club will be switched out of a pool to avoid playing another team from the same club in the first round of pools. This was the consensus of the National Club Directors.


All players must be age legal to participate.  

Alcohol is NOT permited in the playing area.

Bring your own warm-up volleyballs.


OVR Volleyball is excited to present an 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

Bid Tournament Hotels

This tournament is open to 17-14 year old National and American Division teams.  The top two finishers in each age will receive the OVR Freedom Bids to the USAV Girls JNC in Las Vegas.


All players must be of age legal to participate.  No Grade Waivered players.

Registration will close February 29th.  

Friday and Saturday playing schedule.

8:00 AM Wave:

16 Elite
14 Elite

2:30 PM Wave:

17 Elite
15 Elite

Please also register through AES:


Entry fee is $625 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 must be mailed April 3, 2024. .

Subway Offer: Pre-order your meals with Subway or the Velvet Café to avoid waiting in long lines between games and give your team a competitive advantage.

Pre-order Subway meals at: Subway_Meal_Deals

Local Restaurants:

Moran's Bar and Grill


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.

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

Girls' 14 Elite: 4 pools
sod: 1.000

Girls' 15 Elite: 4 pools
sod: 1.000

Girls' 16 Elite: 4 pools
sod: 1.000

Girls' 17 Elite: 4 pools
sod: 1.000

Officials [Hired officials: sign in for more information]

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

The officials' assigner has not yet named officials contracted for this event.