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Can-Am Classic

2022 Can Am Classic 

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May 7-8, 2022

Can Am Classic

Start times are TBD.  

8 AM -

11 AM

230 PM-


Required pre-tournament check-in will take place at the Cobo Convention Center from 3:00-9:00 PM on Friday, May 7th.   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. Winners of each division will win a free entry in the Volleyball Festival in Phoenix if you are interested. 
  8. We are still looking for singers for the national anthem, so please let me know if you are interested.

Roster Requirements

This is an AAU licensed event, which means all players and coaches must be AAU members in order to participate in this event in any way.  If a person plans on being on the bench at any time, they must be an AAU member.  Remember to include your club code on your AAU membership!  This is a requirement to be able to import the AAU information into AES.  

 AES roster with AAU information imported.  For step by step instructions on how to complete this please click here.  When the import is completed correctly, you should see all Ys in the AAU ver. column on the printable roster.

 Please direct any roster questions to 

Roster deadline is Wednesday, April 21st at 5:00pm!  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 30th. Any changes after this time will need to be emailed to the address above.

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 AAU 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 4/08/2021. All participants must have a current AAU membership. Rosters need to be submitted online by the roster deadline 4/21/2021.


  • Event licensed by AAU & all participants must have a current AAU membership
  • Tournament held in Detroit, MI
  • Paid referees on all matches
  • Guaranteed 6 matches
  • Entry Fee: $465 (13s-18s), $350 (12s) | Pay Online
  • Entry Deadline: April 1, 2021
  • Teams must have an AES generated roster with verified AAU numbers. Please contact Mollie Heidenreich at if you have any questions.
  • Medals & plaques for division winners; Winners in each top age division will receive a free entry into the Volleyball Festival National Championships |
  • Expecting teams from MI, OH, IN & Canada
  • Contact: Scott McQueen -

Stay to Play and Save Policy

The Can-Am Classic 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 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 the TCF Center. 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 Payton, 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 Wednesday, September 1st at 9 AM Eastern time. 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 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.

2022 Can Am Recruiting Combine

Get Recruited - 2022 Can-Am Classic Recruiting Combine - May 6th - Detroit!

About this event

 The 2022 Can Am Classic Combine, in partnership with the Can Am Classic tournament, will be held on May 6th at the COBO Center (Detroit, MI ) and is open to any female high school age player, regardless if they are participating in the Can Am Classic or not.  


Female Players Only!

The Can Am Classic Combine will be from 6:30 to 8 p. and will be promoted to every NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and Junior College Volleyball in the greater Great Lakes region! 

Please note, that May 6th is still within the NCAA Division I Quiet Period, so no DI schools are allowed to attend - We will send the Player Information Packet to every NCAA Division I program in the greater Great Lakes Region!

The Player's name will be on a registered list, and at Combine check in, each player will be given a bib #, so college coaches can easily match player and contact information - Seniors will noted for quick identification for college coaches.  Players should wear normal volleyball practice gear (no need to wear uniforms or shirts with a number on them).  

Volleyball players will be divided by position and graduation year to allow attending college coaches to efficiently evaluate them.  Each court will have a "court coach", to allow players to showcase their skills sets to the college coaches.  The court coaches will put the players through volleyball drills within their specific positions, along with combining positions to illustrate group skill sets.  

Parents are not allowed into the Combine, per the request of the college coaches - This allows the players to focus on skills and the college coaches to focus on evaluations.  There will be a Recruiting Education Session for Parents, presented by a former 15 year NCAA Division I Head Coach!

COVID protocols will be sent to registered players/families as needed.

For Information on the 2020 Can Am Classic please click HERE!

Please Note - No Refunds will be issued within 48 hours of the event or post event!!!

To Register Please Click Here


Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday night in Hall B. Weekend passes are TBA and will be available from 5-8 PM Friday.  Tickets will also be able to be purchased during the weekend as well. Day passes are TBA and will be sold starting Saturday morning.

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