Central Zone Invitational
Indianapolis Convention Center - Indianapolis, IN
Colleges that attended the 2023 Central Zone Invitational can be found by clicking the link below.
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, 15 Premier is noted as 8 AM, that means 15 Premier Blue and 15 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 -
17, 16, 15, 12, 11 Open
17, 15, 12 Premier
18, 16 Blue, 15 Blue (Capitol or Academy), 15 Red, 13 Blue and Red, 12 (Academy) Club
11 AM or 12 PM
18, 14, 13 Open
18, 16, 14, 13 Premier
17, 16 Red, 16 White, 15 White, 13 White Club
2 or 3 PM
14 Blue (Academy), 14 Red (Lucas Oil or Academy) Club
8 AM (Capitol) or 3 PM (Lucas Oil)
14 White Club
Welcome to the 2023 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 2023
Coaches / Parents / Spectators –
Thank you for attending the 2023 Central Zone Invite. We will be using our traditional method for Admission in 2023. 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 be available on Friday night from 3:00pm – 8:00pm at the Pro Shop (inside Hall F at the Convention Center only) and then available throughout the weekend in Rooms 138-139, 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 two out-sites will also have wristbands available on Saturday and Sunday morning for purchase beginning at 7am.
Prices will be as follows:
1 Day Pass - $15
2 Day Pass - $25
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.
This year we are welcoming approximately 950 teams to Indianapolis, which is the largest CZ Invite to date. Because of the continued growth, we will be using 3 facilities:
- Indiana Convention Center / Lucas Oil Stadium (131 Courts) - 100 S. Capital Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
-Everyone will come through the convention center to enter courts at Lucas Oil Stadium
- The Academy Volleyball Club (Court 132 - 142) – 6635 E 30th St. Suite B, Indianapolis, IN 46219
- Capitol Sports Center (Court 143-149) – 1915 Gladden Road, Plainfield, IN 46168
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com. Thanks in advance and good luck to everyone!
Central Zone Invitational
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 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.
Required pre-tournament check-in will take place from 3:00-9:00 PM on Friday, January 27th. Location -TBA Please make sure that rosters are complete in AES by Thursday, January 26th. 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:
Housing will open on Thursday, September 1st at 9 AM Eastern time. You will be able to go online and book on www.advancedeventsystems.com 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.
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This program is for uncommitted athletes from graduation years 2023-2027. Showcase will be filmed. Coaches and athletes will have unlimited access to film 72 hours after the showcase concludes.
Uncommitted athletes 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027
Showcase begins with athletic testing. Then individual positional training. 6 vs 6 scrimmages to conclude the event.
***For more information contact Courtney Robison Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 502-473-1200 ext. 224
Rates for the 2023 CZ Invite will be updated as we receive them!
Exhibitor / Sponsorship Information
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