Tentative start times for the first day of MEQ
8 AM - All Open divisions,
16 USA, 13 USA
17 American, 15 American, 13 American
12 National, 11 National
230 PM - 18 USA, 17 USA, 15 USA, 14 USA,
16 Select, 15 Select, 14 Select, 13 Select,
18 American, 14 American, 12 American
TBD - Based off of seedings
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.
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.
This tournament is limited to 48 teams. Up to 3 bids per tournament are available to this Open Division of the 2018 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter this tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:
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 2018 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter this tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:
This tournament is limited to 48 teams. Up to 2 bids per tournament are available to this Open Division of the 2018 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter this tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:
This tournament is limited to 128 teams. One bid is available to the National Division of the 2018 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter this tournament.
This tournament is limited to 48 teams. Up to 3 bids per tournament are available to the USA Divisions of the 2018 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter each tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:
These tournaments are limited to 128 teams per group. Up to 2 bids per tournament are available to the USA Divisions of the 2018 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter each tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:
These tournaments are limited to 128 teams per group. One bid per tournament is available to the American Division of the 2018 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.
Select Divisions are NON-bid divisions and are comparable to the American level of play. The Select Division does, however, allow for foreign teams as well as waivered players.
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.
Entries for the MEQ must be received by 5pm EST on February 17th, 2018. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINE.
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:
Teams are cautioned about making non-refundable travel plans prior to the acceptance date. Teams are, however, encouraged to make housing plans early.
All teams should be prepared to play at 8 am local time on Saturday, March 17th or Friday March 23rd. Actual start times will be communicated after the entry deadline. All competition is projected to be completed by 4:00 PM on the final day. Required team check-in will run from 3-9:30 PM local time on the Friday, March 16th or Thursday, March 22nd. Sites of the meetings will be at the Indiana Convention Center. 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.
As in the case with the Junior National Championships, everyone listed on a roster as a coach is required to be IMPACT level and SafeSport certified. To obtain information on becoming properly 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.
2017 USAV Championship Manuals are available below:
Required pre-tournament check-in will take place at the Indianapolis Convention Center from 3-9:30 PM local time on Friday, March 16th or Thursday, March 22nd, 2018. 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.
The Mid•East 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 astronomical prices. 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:
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.
OVER 325 Colleges attended the 2017 Mid-East Qualifier. See the full list below!
Gate Ten Events & Parking is 100 feet south of Lucas Oil Stadium. Our prime parking location and events facility is located in the “heart” of the Indianapolis action. We have space for over 700 vehicles and offer a FLAT RATE daily parking fee, with entry and exit privileges. Overnight parking is included in daily rate.
$18 - Car / Truck / SUV
|$25 - Large Van (15 Passenger)|
|$50 - RV|
|$60 - Bus|
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.
Friday, March 16, 2018 | 8 to 9:30 PM (EDT)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
Session I - 6:30 to 8:00pm | Session II - 8:00 to 9:30pm
The MEQ Recruiting Combine will be held on March 22nd at the Indianapolis Convention Center and is open to any high school age player, regardless if they are participating in the MEQ National Qualifier or not.
The MEQ Recruiting Combine will have two waves to choose from (6:30 to 8 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m EDT) and will be promoted to every NCAA Division I team in the country. In addition, we will promote the Combine to every NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and Junior College Volleyball in the Midwest and East coast regions.
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 >
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