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Central Zone Invitational


January 26-27, 2019 : All Ages

Indianapolis Convention Center - Indianapolis, IN




Tentative start times

Saturday tentative start times

8 AM - 
18, 16, 13, 12  Open
18, 17, 16, 14 Premier
11s, 16, 15, 12 Club

11 AM - 
17, 15, 14 Open
15, 13 Premier
18, 17, 14, 13 Club

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!


  • Daily Pass: $10
  • Admission will be sold Friday night from 3 - 8pm in the Pro Shop inside Hall F. Saturday and Sunday starting at 7am inside room 139.


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 or Pay Online.
  11. Make sure that rosters for each team get 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

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.

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 Kristine, 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 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 6 matches
  • Entry Fee: $475 | Pay Online
  • Entry Deadline: January 19th, 2018
  • Make checks payable to:
       Capitol Sports Center
       1915 Gladden Road
       Plainfield, IN 46168
  • Contact: Scott McQueen -

Coaches’ Sign-in Form   Release of Liability

Visit Indy: The Official Host of Indianapolis

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.

Central Zone Showcase

WHO: Uncommitted athletes 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

WHEN: January 25th, 2019

TIME: 5:00pm-8:00pm

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

COST: $85


Athlete Registration

Coach Registration

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.

Colleges that Attended the 2018 Central Zone Invite

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.

2018 UA College List

Below is Capitol Sports Center's list of schools that attended in 2018:

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

Special Rate Parking & FREE Shuttle Service

Gate Ten Events & Parking is 100 feet south of Lucas Oil Stadium. Our prime parking location and events facility is located in the “heart” of the Indianapolis action. We have space for over 700 vehicles and offer a FLAT RATE daily parking fee, with entry and exit privileges. Overnight parking is included in daily rate.


  • Flat one-day rate.
  • Entry and exit privileges
  • Overnight parking.
  • Fully lit lot, with onsite watch, patrolled by officers, surveillance 24 hours a day to maintain security of lot.
  • Across the street from Lucas Oil Stadium (700 foot) and about 3 blocks from Indiana Convention Center.
Daily Rate $18
  $25 - 15+ Passenger Van
  $50 - RV
  $60 - Bus
2 Days $33
3 Days $48
4 Days $63

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  • Shuttle runs in 10 minute cycles depending on traffic.
  • If staying at a downtown hotel we ask that you check in and drop off luggage at your hotel  before parking your car with us. This prevents luggage from taking a seat of another person.
  • Shuttle service is FREE to ride. Our drivers operate on TIPS only.
  • This is an event shuttle only.
  • Shuttle will run from downtown hotels, Convention Center, and our parking lot.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Exhibitor / Sponsorship Information

Please email Bryan at or call 317-498-5299 if you are interested in receiving exhibitor/sponsorship information.