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Central Zone Invitational


 All Ages


Indianapolis Convention Center - Indianapolis, IN


Come join us in 2025!




2024 Central Zone Invitational College Attendee List

Colleges that attended the 2024 Central Zone Invitational can be found by clicking the link below. 

Attending - University Athlete

Tentative start times

Saturday tentative start times (teams and what division they are currently in can be found on schedule under standings although seeding is not completed, Club directors can see from their logins).  If Blue, Red, or White is not specified, it means that all colors are at the same time in that division.  For example, 14 Premier is noted as 8 AM, that means 14 Premier Blue and 14 Premier Red are both at 8 AM.  We have also noted if a division on day 1 could be at an off site.  Please make note of these possibilities.

8 AM:

11 AM:

2:30 PM:

8 AM or 2:30 PM:


Welcome to the 2024 Central Zone season! The Central Zones are coming off another successful season. Central Zones are not only one of the most competitive junior leagues in the Midwest, but also in the Nation!


ADMISSION INFO – Central Zone Invite 2024

Coaches / Parents / Spectators –

Thank you for attending the 2024 Central Zone Invite. We will once again be using our traditional method for Admission in 2024. 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). Wristbands will begin to be available on Friday Feb 2nd from 3:00pm – 7:30pm in rooms 138-139 in the convention center (which is in the Hallway near Hall I) Admissions will open at 6:45am on Saturday and Sunday morning at the convention center. The additional three out-sites will also have wristbands available (Daily and Weekend) on Saturday and Sunday for purchase beginning at 7am at each of those sites. You do NOT have to come downtown to purchase wristbands if you are playing at one of the out-sites. Wristbands will be available at every site.

Prices will be as follows:

1 Day Pass - $18

2 Day Pass - $30

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**

This year we are welcoming approximately 1000 teams to Indianapolis, which is the largest CZ Invite to date. Because of the continued growth, we will be using 4 facilities:

- Indiana Convention Center (Courts 1-107) - 100 S. Capital Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225

- The Academy Volleyball Club (Courts 108-123) – 6635 E 30th St. Suite B, Indianapolis, IN 46219

- Capitol Sports Center (Courts 124-130) – 1915 Gladden Road, Plainfield, IN 46168

- Team Indiana Volleyball Club (Courts 131-137) – 2570 Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, 46219

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 them in the playing areas. There are also options for Gate Ten parking on the site above if you’re interested in reserved parking for the convention center.

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

Ryan Bozell

CZ Invite


This year's Central Zone Series will be using Advanced Event Systems for its registration process. AES will be the website that is the choice of USAV Girl’s Junior National 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. AES integrated with USAV’s Webpoint system, if your region uses Webpoint, WE HIGHLY recommend using the USAV Import link. (This will save you time)
  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.
  11. Make sure that rosters for each team get updated by the roster deadline date!
  12. Contact AES Housing at 1-800-476-0060 x118 for rooms to ensure that you meet the Stay to Play requirement of 10 room nights per team.

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

Entry Fees

Entry fees must be received with completed entry form to be accepted into the tournament by 12/01/2023. This event is open to all teams USAV, JVA, or AAU, however, rosters do need to be submitted online by the roster deadline. Entry fee: $565

No refunds will be given after December 1st or after a division fills, whichever comes first.  Again, registrations go very quickly and  we expect that to be much earlier than the Dec. 1st date.   


Required pre-tournament check-in will take place from 3:00-9:00 PM on Friday, February 2nd, 2024. Location- Indiana Convention Center, Hall F.  Please make sure that rosters are complete in AES by Thursday, February 1st 2024. All teams MUST be checked in before playing. There will be no late check-in on Saturday morning. Please plan your travel accordingly. Group/Multi team check-in is preferred. 

Competition General Rules and Regulations


  • No outside food, coolers, noise makers, music amplifiers, chairs, or unapproved signs are allowed in the facility.
  • No ball handling is allowed in the halls or on the concrete.
  • Bags should not be left unattended in the hallways as security will confiscate them.

Stay to Play and Save Policy

The Central Zone Invitational 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 Nike Central Zone Invitational, 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 Anita, 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 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 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.


  • It is required to play within your age group
  • Tournament held in Indianapolis, IN
  • Paid referees on all matches
  • Guaranteed 5 or 6 matches, depending on age and/or division
  • Entry Fee: $565 |
  • Entry Deadline: January 1st, 2024
  • Make checks payable to:
       Capitol Sports Center
       1915 Gladden Road
       Plainfield, IN 46168
  • Contact: Scott McQueen -

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Central Zone Showcase



February 2nd, 2024

This program is for uncommitted athletes from graduation years 2024-2028. Showcase will be filmed. Coaches and athletes will have unlimited access to film 72 hours after the showcase concludes.


Uncommitted athletes 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028




Showcase begins with athletic testing. Then individual positional training. 6 vs 6 scrimmages to conclude the event.



Sign Up Link (click here)

***For more information contact Courtney Robison Dixon at or via phone at 502-473-1200 ext. 224

Special Rate Parking & FREE Shuttle Service

Rates for the 2024 CZ Invite will be updated as we receive them!

Gate Ten Parking 

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

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