February 12-14, 2022
Late Entry Deadline: January 1, 2022
Final Entry Deadline: February 9, 2022
Final AES Roster Deadline: February 9, 2022
Entry Fee: $725/team - $525/team for 12U - (Additional $50 if after late entry deadline)
Entry Process: Advanced Event Systems (AES) Tourney is listed as 22 Dennis Lafata Boys Bid Classic.
Team Online Check-in: Opens Tuesday February 8, 2022 at 12am. Closes Thursday February 10, 2021 at 5pm CST
Team In-Person Check-in: Thursday February 11, 2022 - 3-9pm CST
There is no late check-in. ALL TEAMS must be checked in before the first day of competition.
First day AM Playing Waves: TBD
First day PM Playing Waves: TBD
This year's Dennis Lafata Gateway Boys Festival Bid Event will be using Advanced Event Systems for its registration process. AES will be the website that is the choice of USA JNC Girls 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 January 5, 2021. This event is open to all teams USAV, JVA, or AAU, however, rosters do need to be submitted online by the roster deadline.
Boys 18s Open Division – 4 Open Bids – Min 18 teams
Boys 18s USA Division – 5 USA Bids – Min 22 teams
Boys 17s Open Division – 4 Open Bids – Min 18 teams
Boys 17s USA Division – 5 USA Bids – Min 22 teams
Boys 16 Open Division – 4 Open Bids – Min 18 teams
Boys 16 USA Division – 5 USA Bids – Min 22 teams
Boys 15 Open Division – 3 Open Bids – Min 14 teams
NEW for 2022 - Boys 15 USA Division - Proposed 4 Bids - Min 18 teams
Boys 14 Open Division – 3 Open Bids – Min 14 teams
Boys 14 USA Division – 4 USA Bids – Min 18 teams
In order to participate in the Dennis Lafata Gateway Boys Festival Bid Event, 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 Wednesday, 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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Don't miss this great boy's volleyball recruiting combine - In partnership with the Dennis Lafata Classic - Combine is on Feb 11th!
Championship Combines, in partnership with the Dennis Lafata Gateway Bid Classic, is proud to present the 2022 Dennis Lafata Classic Boy's Recruiting Combine!
We will invite Men's College Volleyball coaches from the greater midwest region, BUT because of the limited budgets of Men's College Volleyball programs and the Men's Volleyball season being in their competitive season this is a Video Combine.
We will be sending the recording link and all player contact information to every college volleyball program in the USA to provide maximum exposure to the players of the Dennis LaFata Classic Boy's Recruiting Combine.
Player check in begins at 5:30 p.m. and each registered player will be assigned a bib number; this bib number is how college coaches will identify the players on the video and match their name to their contact information.
COVID protocols will be sent to registered players/families as needed.
**No refunds will be provided within 48 hours of the Combine or post Combine - Refunds will not include eventbrite.com fee per eventbrite.com policy***
Click the link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/191442338187
|Alderson Broaddus University||MBU|
|Ball State||Millikin University|
|Belmount Abbey College||Mount Union Nazarene University|
|Calumet College||Mount Vernon Nazarene University|
|Cardinal Stritch University||New York University|
|Carthage College||North Central College|
|CMU||North Park University|
|Concordia University Chicago||Purdue Fort Wayne|
|Concordia University Wisconsin||Rockford University|
|Culver-Stockton College||Rockrond University|
|Cumberland University||Saint Xavier|
|Eastern Nazarene||Spring Hill College|
|Frontbonne University||Springfield College|
|Greenville University||St Louis College of Pharmacy|
|Harvard University||St. Ambrose University|
|Illinois Wesleyan University||Trine University|
|Lakeland University||UC San Diego|
|Lewit University||University of Mount Union|
|Maryville University||Wittenberg University|