CENTRAL ZONE INVITATIONAL
January 26-27, 2019 : All Ages
Welcome to the 2019 Central Zone season. The Central Zones are coming off another successful season in which teams finished in many of the top spots in the 2018 US Junior National Championships in Detroit, Michigan and the AAU Championships in Orlando, FL. Once again the results confirm that the Central Zones are not only one of the most competitive junior leagues in the Midwest, but also in the Nation!
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.
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 1/14/2019. This event is open to all teams USAV, JVA, or AAU, however, rosters do need to be submitted online by the roster deadline.
Required pre-tournament check-in will take place at the Indianapolis Convention Center from 3:00-9:00 PM on Friday, January 25th. Please make sure that rosters are complete in AES by Wednesday, January 23rd. All teams MUST be checked in before playing.
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:
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.
As Visit Indy, it's our job to promote the city of Indianapolis. And that job has never been easier, more energizing or more rewarding than it is right now. As an unprecedented level of cooperation between business and government boosts Indianapolis to a completely new level, we're reveling in the opportunity to show our city off.
Click here for Visit Indy's information about the Central Zone Invitational weekend.
Prior to this tournament, there will be a College Showcase at the Indiana Convention Center. Registration for this showcase is separate from the tournament and OPTIONAL.
The Indiana Convention Center is hosting the 4th annual Central Zone College Volleyball Showcase for unsigned Freshman ('21), Sophomores ('20), Juniors ('19), & Seniors ('18). The Showcase is open to all athletes regardless of Club or High School affiliation. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE! Join us to showcase your talents.
Some schools who have already confirmed attendance for 2018 through University Athlete. This is by no means the entire list as the number will shoot over 150 quickly as we get closer to the event.
|Air Force||Anderson University||Appalachian State University|
|Army||Auburn University||Austin Peay University|
|Ball State University||Bellarmine University||Bethany College|
|Bowling Green State University||Bradley University||Butler University|
|Canisius College||Central Michigan University||Clemson University|
|Cleveland State University||Coastal Carolina University||College of Charleston|
|Creighton University||Davenport University||Delaware State University|
|Denison University||DePaul University||Duke University|
|Dusquesne University||Eastern Illinois University||Eastern Michigan University|
|Emory University||Ferris State University||Florida Atlantic University|
|Florida Golf Coast University||Franklin College||Furman University|
|George Mason University||Georgia State University||Georgia Tech|
|Grace College||Grand Valley State University||Hanover College|
|Huntington University||Illinois College||Illinois State University|
|Indiana State University||Indiana Tech||Indiana University|
|IPFW||IU East||IU Kokomo|
|IU Southeast||IUPUI||Jacksonville State University|
|James Madison University||John Carroll University||Kansas State University|
|Kent State University||La Salle University||Lewis University|
|Lipscomb University||Louisiana State University||Loyola University Chicago|
|Manchester University||Marian University||Marquette University|
|McHenry County College||Mercyhurst University||Miami University - Ohio|
|Michigan State University||Middle Tennessee State University||Mississippi State University|
|Morehead State University||Mount St Joseph University||Murray State University|
|Northern Illinois University||Northern Kentucky University||Northwestern University|
|Oakland University||Ohio Northern University||Ohio State University|
|Ohio Wesleyan University||Old Dominion University||Pennsylvania State University|
|Purdue University||Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology||Rutgers University|
|Saint Louis University||Samford University||SIUE|
|Southeast Missouri State University||Southern Illinois University||Spring Arbor University|
|St. Mary-of-the-Woods College||Stanford University||Taylor University|
|Texas A&M University||Texas Christian University||Trine University|
|Troy University||University at Buffalo||University of Akron|
|University of Alabama||University of Central Florida||University of Cincinnati|
|University of Dayton||University of Florida||University of Illinois - Chicago|
|University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign||University of Indianapolis||University of Kentucky|
|University of Louisville||University of Maryland||University of Memphis|
|University of Miami||University of Michigan||University of Minnesota|
|University of Mississippi||University of Missouri||University of North Carolina|
|University of North Carolina at Charlotte||University of Notre Dame||University of Oklahoma|
|University of Pittsburgh||University of South Carolina||University of Southern Indiana|
|University of St Francis (IN)||University of Tennessee at Chattanooga||University of Texas at Austin|
|University of the Cumberlands||University of Toledo||University of Virginia|
|University of Wisconsin||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee||Urbana University|
|Valparaiso University||VCU||Vincennes University|
|Virginia Tech||Wake Forest University||Washington State University|
|Wayne State University||West Virginia University||Western Kentucky University|
|Western Michigan University||Wheeling Jesuit University||Whittenberg University|
|Wofford College||Xavier University||Youngstown State University|
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