Ohio Valley 18s National Qualifier Sponsored by Mizuno

2022 Dates: Feb. 4, 5 & 6, 2022 - Registration will open in AES October 1st, 2021.

We are not a Stay to Play event. But we do block rooms in the downtown hotels for you to reserve. Hotel Information

Tentative Schedule:
Friday AM Wave - Open and American Divisions
Friday PM Wave - USA and Liberty Divisions

2022 Entry Fee will be $805 per team. Write check payable to: Ohio Valley Region

Mail to:
Al Herbert
4440 Merlin Dr.
Uniontown, OH 44685

Credit card payment will also be available within AES when you register.

The Ohio Valley Region is proud to host a USA Volleyball 18s National Qualifier. The Qualifier will take place in the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Friday, Feb. 4 through Sunday, February 6, 2022. This Qualifier is hosting the 18 Open, 18 USA, 18 Liberty and 18 American Divisions.

We are also running a Girls 17s-12s Non-Bid event as well as a Boys 18s-12s Non-Bid event. It wil be a busy place on Saturday and Sunday.

Real Time Parking Lot Information

Pre-Pay GCCC Parking to guarantee a parking spot.
When purchasing in advance, you can guarantee that you will have
a parking spot and arrive on time because you are not driving
around in circles trying to find a parking spot if all our parking
facilities were to get full.

Nearby Restaurants:

Buca di Beppo
North Market

Subway and Velvet Café 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

Team check-in will be open online only.

The Ohio Valley Region will also be hosting a Boys WinterFest Tournament for 18s through 12s as well as a Terry Miller American Classic Tournament for Girls 17s through 12s this same Saturday and Sunday. These do not have any Bids associated with these events.

We are in need of someone(s) to sing the National Anthem each morning at 7:45 am. If you know of a person, please have them email me at: Herbert@ovr.org. Include their name, club & team and which morning their would like to sing.

Awards: There will be individual awards to champions and second place and both third place teams in each Gold division only.

Rules & Regulations: USAV playing rules for the 2021-2023 season will be in effect. Most matches will be best two out of 3 sets. Some alternate match formats may be used to accommodate for smaller divisions or for 3 or 5 team pools, if necessary.

Officiating: All competing teams will be assigned to officiate in the tournament. Teams MUST provide certified referees and scorekeepers. In addition, teams MUST provide the 2nd referee, scoreboard operator and 2 lines-persons (players or registered adults on the team's roster may assist). A rostered adult must be the R2.

Failure to fulfill officiating assignments will result in the loss of 1 point per minute in their next match.

All protests will be resolved by the protest committee as selected by the Head Officials.

Sanction: The tournament is hosted and sanctioned by the Ohio Valley Region - USA Volleyball. All teams and players must be registered with USAV. Team and player registration numbers MUST appear on the Entry Form or the entry will be rejected. Teams using illegal players will forfeit all matches and be disqualified from the tournament and the case turned over to the appropriate Regional Commissioner for further action.

Tournament Ball: This event will use the Molten Super Touch ball for all competition.

Medical services will be available in the First Aid room on the north side of the exhibit hall.

The OVQ has been allocated the following bids:
18 Open < 8 teams 0 bids; 8 to 11 teams - 1 bid; 12 to 15 teams - 2 bids; 16 - 48 teams - 3 bids
18 USA < 8 teams 0 bids; 8 to 15 teams - 1 bid; 16 to 23 teams - 2 bids; 24 - 128 teams - 3 bids
18 Liberty < 8 teams 0 bids; 8 to 15 teams - 1 bid; 16 to 128 teams - 2 bids
18 American < 8 teams - 0 bids; 8 or more teams - 1 bid

Teams who win a bid will have to come to the Championship Desk to sign their bid acceptance before they leave the facility.

The State of Ohio has a law that requires all adults working with minors at sporting events be trained in concussion protocols. We recommend the NFHS course.

We will have warm-up balls available at Championship Desk.

The last match on Sunday, February 6th cannot be scheduled to start later than 3 pm.

Tournament Director:
Al Herbert

Head Referee:
Brian Hemelgarn


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