CENTRAL ZONE INVITATIONAL
January 25-26, 2020 : All Ages
Indianapolis Convention Center - Indianapolis, IN
Saturday tentative start times
8 AM -
17, 15, 14, 13 12 Open
16, 15, 14 Premier
11 AM -
18, 16 Open
18, 17, 13, 12 Premier
Welcome to the 2020 Central Zone season. The Central Zones are coming off another successful season in which teams finished in many of the top spots in the 2019 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 12/25/2019. 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 24th. Please make sure that rosters are complete in AES by Friday, January 17th. 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.
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Click here for Visit Indy's information about the Central Zone Invitational weekend.
WHO: Uncommitted athletes 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
WHEN: January 24th, 2020
SCHEDULE: Showcase begins with athletic testing. Then individual positional training. 6 vs 6 scrimmages to conclude the event.
Registration closes Monday January 20th. Limited spots available!
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.
***For more information contact Courtney Robison Dixon @ firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 502-473-1200 ext. 224
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