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Can-Am Classic

May 11-12, 2019
All Ages | Girls & Boys | Open & Club

COBO Center | Detroit, MI




Currently, the only thing you can see in the schedule is which division each team is placed in.  Schedule will be updated as we go but we wanted to give information to help out with start times. 



Start times are Tentative and can change.  

8 AM -
17/18, 16, 14 Open
17/18, 16, 14, 13, 12 Premier
16, 15, 14 Club
12 Girls

230 PM-
16 Elite
17 Club

11 AM or 230 PM
15 Open
18, 13 Club
16, 15 Blue, 15 Red, 14 Girls

Divisions can be checked by looking at the schedule.


Required pre-tournament check-in will take place at the Cobo Convention Center from 3:00-9:00 PM on Friday, May 10th.   All teams MUST be checked in before playing.

Roster Requirements

This is an AAU licensed event, which means we need AAU rosters from every team.  You have two options on the roster format:

1.  AAU roster directly from the AAU website.  For step by step instructions on how to complete this please click here.  Please read carefully!

2.  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.

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.  

How to submit your roster:  

Email all AAU rosters directly to Lindsey at  Be sure to save all rosters as their own pdf file.  Each team should have it's own pdf saved exactly the same way as the name appears in AES.  If you would like me to pull your imported rosters from AES, just let me know when they are completed and I would be happy to do so.  

Roster deadline is  Monday, May 6th at 5pm!  The earlier you get your rosters done, the easier it is to fix any issues that may arise.

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 4/26/2019. All participants must have a current AAU membership. Rosters need to be submitted online by the roster deadline 5/6/2019.


  • 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: $425 (13s-18s), $295 (12s) | Pay Online
  • Entry Deadline: April 26, 2019
  • Teams must have an AES generated roster with verified AAU numbers. Please contact Kelly Due at if you have any questions.
  • Medals & plaques for divison 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 -

Colleges Who Attended the 2018 Can-Am

University Athlete 2018 College List

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 Cobo 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 Kenzie, 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.

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.


Spectators: TBA

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