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2016 NIKE Mid-East Qualifier

Date Age Groups Location Schedule
March 11-13

12-15s St. Louis, MO Results
March 18-20 15-18s Indianapolis, IN Results

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If you have any questions regarding this tournament, please contact Scott McQueen.


MEQ will be using Advanced Event Systems for its registration process. AES will be the website that is the choice of USA JNC Girls Championship, many other qualifiers (including MEQ) and regional tournaments around the nation for registering teams.

Please Note: When Registering on AES, make sure to change the location to Missouri for 12-14's & 15 American and Indiana for 15 Open, 15 USA & 16-18's.

  1. Go to Advanced Event Systems to register your team and club.
  2. Click on Add Club if you are a new user. If you already have a password and username, skip to step 4. If not, fill out the club info and hit the submit button.
  3. Next, fill out the Club Director info, creating a username and password and making sure to keep your username and password in an accessible spot for future use.
  4. Enter your username and password and login.
  5. Click on Staff, then "Add New Staff." Enter the information, and hit the submit button.
  6. Click on Players, then "Add New Players." Enter the information, and hit the submit button. Repeat for all players.
  7. Click on Teams from the list on the left.
  8. Click on Add New Teams, enter info, and submit information.
  9. Click on your new team, and then on "Add/Update Staff." Click on "Add New Staff" and choose from the pull down list the available names and hit submit.
  10. Go back to "Teams," click on the selected team, and then on "Add/Update Team Players." Choose from the pull down list of available names and hit submit. Continue until all team players are added.
  11. Click on "Enter Events." Hit the "Register" button for the weekend of MEQ that you are wanting to play.
  12. Select the division from the pull down list that you wish to enter your team and click on "Register Teams."
  13. Make sure you update your results under the results section!
  14. Contact AES Housing at 1-800-476-0060 x18 for rooms to ensure that you meet the Stay to Play requirement of 12 room nights per team.
  15. The Capitol Sports Center staff will send out broadcast emails to inform you of other information and steps as they come available. The checks and registration form can be sent to Capitol Sports Center, 1915 Gladden Road, Plainfield, Indiana, 46168.

Basic Info

Fact Sheet

Within the MEQ there are numerous tournaments. These tournaments are the following divisions: Open, National (12& Under Only), USA, & American. These divisions are then divided into tournaments by age group (18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12). All tournaments are for girl's teams.

Tournaments Offered

Open Division Tournament
(18 & Under Age Group)

This tournament is limited to 48 teams. Up to 4 bids per tournament are available to this Open Division of the 2016 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter this tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:

Open Teams (18 & Under Age Group)
  • 24 to 48 teams entered = 4 bids
  • 16 to 23 teams entered = 3 bids
  • 12 to 15 teams entered = 2 bids
  • 8 to 11 teams entered = 1 bid
  • Less than 8 teams entered = 0 bids

Open Division Tournaments
(17, 16, 15, 14 & Under Age Groups)

These tournaments are limited to 48 teams per each age group. Up to 3 bids per tournament are available to the Open Division of the 2016 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter this tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:

Open Teams (17, 16, 15, 14 & Under Age Groups)
  • 24 to 48 teams entered = 3 bids
  • 16 to 23 teams entered = 2 bids
  • 8 to 15 teams entered = 1 bid
  • Less than 8 teams entered = 0 bids

Open Division Tournament
(13 & Under Age Group)

This tournament is limited to 48 teams. Up to 2 bids per tournament are available to this Open Division of the 2016 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter this tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:

Open Teams (13 & Under Age Group)
  • 12 to 48 teams entered = 2 bids
  • 8 to 11 teams entered = 1 bid
  • Less than 8 teams entered = 0 bids

National Division Tournament
(12 & Under Age Group Only)

This tournament is limited to 128 teams. One bid is available to the National Division of the 2016 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter this tournament.

USA Division Tournaments
(18 & Under Age Group)

This tournament is limited to 48 teams. Up to 4 bids per tournament are available to the USA Divisions of the 2016 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter each tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:

USA Teams (18 & Under Age Group)
  • 24 to 48 teams entered = 4 bids
  • 16 to 23 teams entered = 3 bids
  • 12 to 15 teams entered = 2 bids
  • 8 to 11 teams entered = 1 bid
  • Less than 8 teams entered = 0 bids

USA Division Tournaments
(17, 16, 15, 14 & Under Age Groups)

These tournaments are limited to 128 teams per group. Up to 2 bids per tournament are available to the USA Divisions of the 2016 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter each tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:

USA Teams (17, 16, 15, 14 & Under Age Groups)
  • 24 to 128 teams entered = 3 bids
  • 16 to 23 teams entered = 2 bids
  • 8 to 15 teams entered = 1 bid
  • Less than 8 teams entered = 0 bids

American Division Tournaments
(18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12 & Under Age Groups)

These tournaments are limited to 128 teams per group. One bid per tournament is available to the American Division of the 2016 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter each tournament.

If either field size of the 12 & under National and American Divisions does not meet the above minimums then the divisions will be combined and called the National Division. If this combined National Division has 16 or more teams, then it will retain both bids with the first bid going to the National Division at YJNC and 2nd bid going to the American division at YJNC. IF the combined National Division has less than 16 teams, then it will receive one bid for the National Divsion at YJNC provided 8 teams are entered in the combined National Division.

Entry Fees

  • All 18, 17, 16, 15, 14 & 13 Open Teams: $765
  • All 12 National Teams: $765
  • All 18, 17, 16, 15 & 14 USA Teams: $765
  • All 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13 & 12 American Teams: $765

NOTE - A cash deposit is no longer necessary to enter in Open tournaments at Qualifiers. In the case of an open team obtaining a bid to the JNC but does not use the bid, the team's club, director and coach(es) will not be allowed participation in any Qualifier for the 2017 season.

Entry Deadline

Entries for the MEQ must be received by 5pm EST on February 12th, 2016 for weeks 1 and 2. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINE.

Team Selection, Bid Refusal & Notification

Immediately after the deadline, all teams will be notified of their acceptance to the event.  It is strongly advised that each team submit any and all results to date, by the entry deadline. Teams with results on file are considered first. The following criteria will be used by the Competition Committee of the Youth & Junior Division of USA Volleyball to determine the field:


  • Date that the completed entry application is received by the Qualifier. This includes being registered on AES, payment being received by Capitol Sports Center, and the housing requirement being fulfilled on AES (This INCLUDES having individual rooms picked up within the block and attributed to appropriate teams).

Teams are cautioned about making non-refundable travel plans prior to the acceptance date. Teams are, however, encouraged to make housing plans early.

Competition Format / Coaches Meeting

All teams should be prepared to play at 8am local time on Friday, March 11th or Friday, March 18th, 2016. Actual start times will be communicated after the entry deadline. All competition is projected to be completed by 4:00 PM on Sunday, March 13th or March 20th, 2016. A pre-tournament NON-MANDATORY coaches meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening, March 10th or March 17th, 2016, to begin at 8:00pm local time. Team check-in will run from 3:00 PM-9:00 PM local time on Thursday, March 12th or March 19th, 2016. Sites of meetings will be at the Convention Center for the designated weekend. All formats and seeding will be as designated by the YJND Competition Committee.


Up referees will be supplied for all matches. Teams will be required to supply down referees, line judges and scorekeepers.  Down officials for 14 and under need to be rostered adults.

Coaches Certification

As in the case with the Junior National Championships, everyone listed on a roster as a coach is required to be IMPACT level certified. To obtain information on becoming IMPACT certified, contact the junior rep of your region.


This year MEQ will be charging an entry fee for all non-players and non-coaches. Tickets can be bought Thursday - Sunday at the rate of $10 a day or $25 for a 3-day pass.

We will start selling bracelets on Thursday from 5:00pm - 8:30pm. Admission will then again be open at 7:00am on Friday. "Lost" bracelets will not be replaced. We will replace damaged bracelets if needed. There will be security guards at the entrance and each hall and you will need to have the bracelet around your wrist to enter.

Rules for Jerseys

USAV 4.3.3: The players’ jerseys must be numbered in a permanent manner from 1 to 99. Duplicate numbers are not allowed.


  • a. Uniform numbers must be clearly visible and centered (both horizontally and vertically) on the player’s chest and upper back.
  • b. Each jersey must use the same color and number height for all players, except the Libero’s jersey, which may have different color and size numbers, provided it still meets the minimum criteria stated in USAV
  • c. Color combinations such as purple/black, dark green/black, navy/black, white/light yellow or navy/maroon are not distinctive enough to comply with the rules.

USAV The numbers must be a minimum of 10 cm (4”) in height on the chest and a minimum of 15 cm (6”) in height on the back. It is recommended that the numbers be a minimum of 15 cm (6”) in height on the chest and a minimum of 20 cm (8”) on the back.

USAV 4.3.4: It is recommended that the captain have a stripe on his/her jersey underlining the number on the chest.

USAV 4.3.5: For nationally sanctioned competition, uniforms must be identical with the exception of sleeve length and the Libero players. An exception will also be made for a single manufacturer’s logo or trademark on the outside of the jerseys or shorts, provided that the logo or trademark does not exceed 14.6 square cm (2 ¼ square inches)

Championship Manuals

USAV Championship Manuals are available below:

Colleges Attending the 2016 Mideast Qualifier

Close to 300 colleges attended the 2016 Mideast Qualifier. See the full list below!

Alabama A&M University Indiana University of Pennsylvania Troy University
Alabama State University Indiana University Southeast UCLA
Albany State University Indiana Wesleyan University UCONN
Albion College Iowa State University Underwood University
Alderson Broaddus University IPFW Union University
American University IU Kokomo University at Buffalo
Appalachian State University IUPUI University of Akron
Arizona State University James Madison University University of Alabama
Arkansas State University John Carroll University University of Alabama-Huntsville
Army West Point Kansas State University University of Arkansas
Asbury University Kent State University of California
Ashland University Kent State University University of Central Arkansas
Auburn University Kentucky Christian University University of Central Florida
Aurora University Kentucky Wesleyan College University of Chicago
Baldwin Wallace University Kenyon College University of Cincinnati
Ball State University Knox College University of Colorado
Bellarmine University La Salle University University of Dayton
Belmont University Lake Erie College University of Delaware
Binghamton University Lake Forest College University of Denver
Boston College Lees-McRae College University of Evansville
Bowdoin College Lehigh University University of Florida
Bowling Green State University Lewis University University of Georgia
Bradley University Lindenwood University-Belleville University of Hartford
Brescia University Lipscomb University University of Illinois
Brown University Louisiana State University University of Indianapolis
Bryant University Louisiana Tech University University of Iowa
Bucknell University Loyola University Chicago University of Kentucky
Butler University Loyola University Maryland University of Louisville
California State University-Fullerton Lubbock Christian University University of Maryland
Calvin College Manchester University University of Memphis
Campbell University Manchester University University of Miami
Carson-Newman University Mariette College University of Michigan
Cedarville University Marist College University of Michigan-Dearborn
Central Connecticut State University Marquette University University of Minnesota
Central Michigan University Marshall University University of Missouri
Centre College Martin Methodist College University of Missouri-Kansas City
Charleston Southern University McKendree University University of Missouri-Saint Louis
Clarion University Mercyhurst University University of Nebraska Omaha
Clemson University Miami University University of New Hampshire
Cleveland State University Michigan State University University of New Haven
Coastal Carolina University Middlebury College University of North Alabama
Colby College Mississippi State University University of North Carolina
College of Charleston Missouri S&T University of North Carolina-Greensboro
College of Wooster Missouri Southern State University University of Northern Iowa
Colorado State University Missouri State University University of Northwestern Ohio
Columbia University Morehead State University of Notre Dame
Concordia University Chicago Mount Holyoke College University of Pennsylvania
Cornell University Murray State University University of Pittsburg
Creighton University Muskingum University University of Rhode Island
Davenport University Muskingum University University of Rochester
Davis & Elkins College NAVY University of Saint Francis
Defiance College North Carolina State University University of South Alabama
DePaul University North Dakota State University University of South Carolina
DePauw University Northeastern University University of South Dakota
Dominican University -IL Northern Illinois University University of South Florida
Drake University Northern Kentucky University University of Southern Indiana
Duke University Northwestern University University of Southern Mississippi
Duquesne University Northwood University University of Tennessee
Earlham College Notre Dame College University of Tennessee-Martin
East Tennessee State University Oberlin College University of the Cumberlands
Eastern Illinois University Ohio Dominican University University of Toledo
Eastern Kentucky University Ohio State University University of Tulsa
Eastern Michigan University Ohio University University of Tulsa
Eckerd College Ohio Wesleyan University University of Virginia
Elmhurst College Olivet Nazarene University University of West Alabama
Elon University Otterbein University University of West Alabama
Emory University Parkland College University of Wisconsin
Fairmont State University Penn State University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Ferris State University Prairie View A&M University Urbana University
Florida Atlantic University Purdue University Ursuline College
Florida Gulf Coast University Rend Lake College USC-Upstate
Florida State University Robert Morris University UT-Chattanooga
Fordham University Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology UW-Green Bay
Fort Hays State University Rutgers University Valparaiso University
Franklin College Saginaw Valley State University Villanova University
Franklin Pierce University Saint Joseph's College Vincennes University
Gardner-Webb University Saint Leo University Virginia Tech
George Washington University Saint Louis University Wake Forest University
Georgetown University Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Washington and Lee University
Georgia Institute of Technology Samford University Washington University
Georgia Southern University Seton Hall University Wayne State University
Georgia State University Seton Hill University Webster University
Grace College Slippery Rock University West Virginia University
Grand Canyon University Southeast Missouri State University Western Carolina University
Grand Valley State University Southern Arkansas University Western Kentucky University
Greenville College Southern Illinois University Western Michigan University
Harding University Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Western Washington University
Heidelberg University Southern Methodist University Westminster College -MO
Hillsdale College Spring Arbor University Wheaton College
Hiram College Stanford University Wheeling Jesuit University
Hope College Stonehill College Wichita State University
Howard University Taylor University Williams College
Illinois College Temple University Wilmington University
Illinois Institute of Technology Texas Christian University Wingate University
Illinois State University Texas Tech University Winthrop University
Illinois Wesleyan University The Citadel Wittenberg University
Indiana State University Thomas More College Wofford College
Indiana Tech Tiffin University Wright State University
Indiana University Towson University Youngstown State University
Indiana University East Transylvania University

Stay to Play and Save Policy

The Mideast Qualifier this year is happy to announce its implementation of the Stay to Play and Save policy. Although, this policy has been highly controversial in the volleyball community, it has become necessary to help combat hotels driving prices higher and higher. Over the years, we have had anywhere between 80 and 90 percent of our participants using rooms from the AES list. Unfortunately, as our tournament has grown, rates for downtown hotels have risen to as high as $184 a night. The best defense we have against these high prices, is to go to the Stay to Play and Save Policy.

What does this mean for you?

In order to participate in the Mideast Qualifier, each out of town team must get rooms from the AES Approved hotel Block. There are two easy ways to do this:

  1. Call us at 1-800-476-0060 ext 118 and we will help you with our personable and helpful staff led by Kristine and Chris.
  2. Go online to and click on the appropriate event.
    • Click on the appropriate hotel.
    • Click on club/team/parents – book here
    • Select state and check box of appropriate club, and then appropriate teams.
    • Continue making reservation. It WILL be important that each room in the block attribute their room to the appropriate team.

Teams can make room blocks or make individual reservations, it is up to what each club’s preference is and what is the easiest process for those groups. We are here to help and to make this process as easy as possible.

How does Stay to Play and Save benefit you?

  1. Hotel Prices
    First and foremost, hotel prices have been driven down. We have prices from as low as $69-$79 for non-downtown hotels and have seen dramatic decreases for our downtown hotels as well.
  2. Practice Balls
    The ability to leave practice balls at home allows for great savings. Teams that are flying in pay as much as $50-$100 to bring practice balls. We will now be able to have balls available for check out at the tournament desk. Two forms of ID will need to be left in order to take advantage of this benefit, but will be returned when the balls are returned. Please register before by emailing Scott McQueen at to take advantage of this savings. If you do not pre-register, it will be based on availability.
  3. Coupons and discounts at local restaurants and shopping attractions
    With an increased commitment to the city and its hotels, we have been able to receive more opportunities for savings at various shops, restaurants, and local attractions that before would not have been available.


Pre-tournament check-in will take place at the Indianapolis or St. Louis Convention Center from 3:00 PM-9:00 PM on Thursday night. Please makes sure you have all of your players USAV numbers and medical release forms at check in. All teams MUST be checked in before playing.

Visitor Information

St. Louis:

America's Center Convention Complex

701 Convention Plaza
St Louis, MO 63101


We are excited to host the Nike Mideast Qualifier! This is a great weekend to be in St. Louis. In addition to all of the St. Patrick’s Day Festivities, catch a movie at the new MX Theater or enjoy one of the many restaurants located within steps of America’s Center.

St. Louis is full of unique attractions, exceptional music, arts, and cultural institutions, and enough stores and specialty shops to keep any shopper happy. Experience the quirky City Museum, explore world-class attractions like the Saint Louis Art Museumand the Missouri History Museum, or take a tour of the Anheuser-Busch brewery and the Gateway Arch.

When the sun sets, the action heats up with casinos, live music and outstanding nightlife throughout downtown and St. Louis’ unique neighborhoods.

Enjoy your stay in St. Louis!

Airport Transportation Web Reservations (St. Louis Only)

Shuttles depart from St. Louis - Lambert International Airport every 15-30 minutes.
Our vans have limited availability. Secure your spot today, and book online.
It's easy, quick, and economical!

Reserve your spot today

St. Louis Gateway Arch

EACH guest planning to enter the Gateway Arch will be required to have EITHER a Journey to the Top ticket OR an Arch Entry-Only ticket to be allowed access to the facility.

Get Tickets


Coupons & Deals  Transportation  Dining  Things To Do

Indiana Convention Center

100 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Parking at Lucas Oil Stadium

There is plenty of downtown parking available. Rates vary. The Lucas Oil Stadium south parking lot will be available for MEQ parking on a first come first serve basis at a special rate March 20-22. Price is $10 with NO in-out privileges. Click above for a map.

Downtown Indy Express - GO Green Line Airport Shuttle

The Go Green Airport Shuttle is the express Indianapolis Airport shuttle serving Downtown Indianapolis. Our most popular stops serve Lucas Oil Stadium, The Convention Center, and The Marriott Complex (JW Marriott). The shuttle operates from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm 7 days a week. It’s just $10.00 one-way! Priority is given to online reservations. We strongly recommend you book a round trip reservation online so you won’t have to wait for the next bus! At the airport, Cash and Major Credit Cards are accepted but walkups may have to wait for the next shuttle.

Purchase tickets online   Shuttle Map

Parking Pass

Purchase official parking passes for the Nike Mid-East Qualifier now! Enjoy exclusive discounts at parking lots and garages near the Convention Center, and book early to ensure you have a guaranteed reserved parking space for this event. Arrive anytime, and your space will be waiting for you. No more driving around fighting for expensive parking, when you reserve in advance.

St. Louis Parking Pass   Indianapolis Parking Pass

Indianapolis Combines

March 17th, 2016 - Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

Session I - 6:30 to 8:00pm | Session II - 8:00 to 9:30pm

Registration   More Info

Championship Combines, in partnership with the MEQ's National Qualifier, is hosting the MEQ's Volleyball Recruiting Combine on March 17th in the Indiana Convention Center. Two (2) sessions will be offered; 6 to 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The MEQ's Combine will be promoted to every NCAA Division I team in the country, along with NCAA DII/DIII, NAIA and JC programs in the greater Midwest and East coast regions.

For registration information/cost and complete details, please visit or register here.

Questions? Please contact

High Performance

The mission of the USAV High Performance Program is to build a national pipeline of junior volleyball athletes and coaches, creating broad opportunities for advancing the level of play, competition and skill development throughout the sport. More Information >

2016 Girls' Tryouts

Date Time City Location
Thursday, March 10, 2016  4-8:00pm St. Louis, MO America Center &
Edward Jones Dome
Thursday, March 17, 2016  4-8:00pm Indianapolis, IN Indiana Convention Center

Online Registration & Try-Out Schedule

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Click below to download the necessary forms:

Exhibitor Agreement Form   Utility Order Form

Hotel Info - St. Louis
Amtrak Promo - St. Louis
Hotel Info - Indianapolis
Basic Info
Colleges Attending
Stay to Play
Visitor Info
Parking Pass
Indianapolis Combines
High Performance
Sponsors & Exhibitors
USA Volleyball
USA Volleyball

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