Central Zone Invitational
Indianapolis Convention Center - Indianapolis, IN
Come join us in 2025!
Colleges that attended the 2024 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, 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 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.
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: https://www.capitolsportscenter.com/centralzoneinvitational
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance and good luck to everyone!
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. 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.
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 Friday, 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 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.
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