Tournament/Site Director

Al Herbert

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Entry Fee


Club Directors: Make entry fee check payable to:

Ohio Valley Region


March 17, 2019



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

Tournament Information

Play-In Tournaments Tournament Information:

17 American Coaches Handout

17 American Playing Schedule


16 American Coaches Handout

16 American Playing Schedule


Play-In Playing Grid



Additional 17A Teams: 

Additional 16A Teams

36 FJ6-NAVBA1-OV National VB Academy 16A
46 FJ6-IMPCT2-OV  Impact 16E Black


Only the 8 top ranked teams (as of 5 pm 3/12/2019) 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 $250 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, 2019. 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 Tuesday, March 12th) 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 $250 to enter this Play-In Tournament which is higher than the normal $200 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 1 team)

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

 Pool A
 team coderankteam
1. FJ6-SWVBC2-OV1Southwest VBC – Southwest 16E Amy Paulozzi Rubino
2. FJ6-ACAVC3-OV9Academy Volleyball Cleveland – AVC ROX 16E Sara
3. FJ6-MSPRT4-OV21Mintonette Sports – m.64
4. FJ6-FORCE1-OV16Force Volleyball Club – Force Ohio-Shayla
 Pool B
 team coderankteam
1. FJ6-UTBCV1-OV4Utopia Beach Volleyball – 16 Elite Schultz
3. FJ6-NOVAJ3-OV8NOVA Juniors – 16s Maroon
4. FJ6-SWVBC3-OV19Southwest VBC – Southwest 16E Deb Hall

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]

 Pool A
 team coderankteam
1. FJ7-UTBCV1-OV5Utopia Beach Volleyball – Elite 17 Rowell
2. FJ7-MSPRT5-OV20Mintonette Sports – Kokosing Sports k.72
3. FJ7-FORCE1-OV15Force Volleyball Club – Force Ohio-Sanders
4. FJ7-TIGER2-OV44Tri-State Tigers – Tigers 17A
 Pool B
 team coderankteam
1. FJ7-NAVBA1-OV8The National Volleyball Academy – 17A
2. FJ7-NSVBC1-OV12NorthShore VBC – Red
3. FJ7-MAVRK2-OV27Maverick Volleyball Club – 17 Baran
4. FJ7-SWVBC3-OV28Southwest VBC – Southwest 17E Jordan Kolarik

Officials [Hired officials: sign in for more information]

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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