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Can-Am Classic

2025 Can Am Classic Dates:

April 26-27th, 2025

Schedule (day 1 posted only, everyone will play on  Sunday)

Wave times- there could be slight changes, but we'll do our best to minimize these

8 AM

8 AM or 11 AM 

11 AM or 2:30 PM

230 PM



Required pre-tournament check-in will take place at the Huntington Place Convention Center from 3:00-9:00 PM the day before play begins.   All teams MUST be checked in before playing.

Competition General Rules and Regulations

  1. Please be aware that pools with 3 way ties WILL have playoffs immediately following pool play on the same court. These playoff games will be 1 set to 15. Teams who are not present at the court could be subject to a forfeit of the playoff. This will only be for teams that could get eliminated from Gold.  Exact playoffs will be determined and sent to the court for play.
  2. All results will be posted on AES. There is an app or you can check it on the phone. We will also have a result kiosk near the tournament desks and pro shop.
  3. Doors will open at 7 AM. Players will get in for free, but coaches will need an arm band. Any coach who loses their arm band will need to purchase one. We will not be replacing lost arm bands.  Please be sure that you have accounted for all coaches on the roster before you leave check in.  Bands will NOT be passed out to coaches after check in.
  4. Coolers, outside food, MUSIC AMPLIFIERS or SPEAKERS, unapproved signage, and outside chairs are not permitted in the building. Please make sure that your families are aware of this rule.  Security could confiscate any of the above.
  5. Ball handling is only allowed on the courts. No ball handling will be allowed on the concrete.
  6. Trainers are available in the middle of the convention center, close to the tournament desk.
  7. We are still looking for singers for the national anthem, so please let me know if you are interested.

Roster Requirements

Roster deadline is April 24th, 2025 at 12:00pm!  The earlier you get your rosters done, the easier it is to fix any issues that may arise. Rosters will be closed online by Friday, April 25th. 

Registration for Teams

This year's Can-Am Classic will be using Advanced Event Systems for its registration process. AES will be the website that is the choice of USA JNC Girls Championship, National Qualifiers, Regional’s, and many other events throughout the country.

  1. Go to Advanced Event Systems to register your team and club.
  2. Click on Create Account if you are a new user. If you already have a username and password, skip to step 4.
  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. Once logged in, add players & staff by clicking on the appropriate link.
  6. Click Teams – add teams
  7. Enter events – you will build your roster after you select the event, division(s) per team – then click BUILD ROSTER.
  8. Click on continue.
  9. Check the entry form box and click print entry form.
  10. Print form, sign, and send in with check or credit card information to Capitol Sports Center, 1915 Gladden Road, Plainfield, IN 46168 or pay online.
  11. Make sure that rosters for each team gets updated by the roster deadline date!

The Capitol Sports Center staff will send out broadcast emails to inform you of other information and steps as they come available.

Entry fees must be received with completed entry form to be accepted into the tournament by 4/16/2025.  Rosters need to be submitted online by the roster deadline 4/25/2025.


Thank you for attending the 2025 Can Am Classic in Detroit. We will be using our traditional method for Admission in 2025. Everyone will be required to show a wristband for the weekend or for the day (except for players who only need to show their uniform). Admissions will open (for weekend and day passes) at 7:00am on Saturday and Sunday morning in the lobby of the convention center. We will also be selling wristbands on Friday night from 3:00-7:30pm in the lobby of the convention center. One day passes are only sold on the day they are used.

Prices will be as follows:

1 Day Pass - $

2 Day Pass - $

12 and under are Free

We are advising everyone to always keep your wristband on. If you lose or forget it, you will be expected to purchase a new one. Cash and credit cards will be accepted for wristband purchases. Please be aware that credit card lines can become long. To avoid delays, we are recommending that everyone use cash to purchase wristbands when possible. The cash lines move much quicker and will not delay you in getting to your court.

We will NOT be offering an option to pay online in advance of the tournament. All wristbands will be sold at the event.

**Additional Info**


1. Huntington Place Convention Center (COURTS 1-80 are at this facility)

1 Washington Blvd

Detroit, MI 48226

All other info for the event is listed on our website:

Chairs are provided around each court. Please do not bring your own chairs, as the convention center will not allow you to bring them in. There is also a Parking Map link on our website above. We will offer a free bag of volleyballs for rent/checkout throughout the event. The only requirement is to bring your ID and a credit card to the tournament desk.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Thanks in advance and good luck to everyone!


  • Tournament held in Detroit, MI
  • Paid referees on all matches
  • Guaranteed 5 to 6 matches
  • Entry Fee: $540 (10s-18s) | Pay Online
  • Entry Deadline: April 16th, 2025
  • Teams must have an AES generated roster. Please contact Mollie Heidenreich at if you have any questions.
  • Medals for division winners will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
  • Expecting teams from MI, OH, IN & Canada
  • Contact: Scott McQueen -

Stay to Play and Save Policy

The Can Am Classic 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 Can-Am Classic, each out-of-town team must get rooms from the AES Approved hotel block, unless that team is located within 60 miles of Huntington Place. There are two easy ways to do this:

  1. Call us at 1-800-476-0060 (or 317-839-5222 ext 118 if calling from Canada) and we will help you with our personable and helpful staff led by Sam, our housing director.
  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.

Housing will open on Friday, September 1st at 9 AM Eastern standard time. To be put on a preliminary booking list please email

  You will be able to go online and book on or call us at 800-476-0060 ext. 118.  Please be patient as our call volume is expected to be high.  Please leave us a voicemail or send an e-mail for assistance and we will respond at our earliest convenience. 

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 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.

Visit Detroit

Looking for fun things to do while in Detroit for the Can Am Classic!? Click the link to check out what Visit Detroit has to offer! 

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2025 Can Am Recruiting Combine

Championship Combines, the national leader in Volleyball recruiting combines, and the Can Am Classic bring you the 2025 Can Am Recruiting Combine on April 25th!!

  • April 25th from 6:30-8:00pm
  • Huntington Place (COBO) - 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI, 48422
  • Open to any 8th grade and High School age Female player.
  • Video Combine with College Coaches Attending!
  • Video Recording and Player Information sent to EVERY college volleyball program in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin!
  • Click HERE to register








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