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Nike Mid-East Qualifier

Date Age Groups Location Start Times
Week 1: 3/13-3/15 11-14s, 15USA, 15Am, 15S St. Louis, MO Schedule
Week 2: 3/20-3/22 15 Open, 15 Select, 16-18s Indianapolis, IN Schedule

*Announcement Oct 18*

Due to the incredible number of entries that we have had this year, we have been forced to use an outside venue on top of the 105 courts we have at the Indianapolis Convention Center.  We have added Incrediplex's 17 courts to help be able to fit all of the teams who want to play in the event.  Incrediplex is located about 20 minutes NE of the Indianapolis Convention Center.  No teams will be at Incrediplex more than one day.  We know this can be an inconvenience, but wanted to put the information out there as soon as possible.

Start Times

Start Times for Friday

8 AM
18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13 Open
12, 11 National
16, 13 USA
13, 12 American

230 PM
18, 17, 15, 14 USA
18, 17, 15 American

TBA
16, 14 American
17, 16, 15, 14 Select

Court Map

Contact

If you have any questions regarding this tournament, please contact Scott McQueen.

Registration

MEQ will be using Advanced Event Systems for its registration process. AES will be the website that is the choice of USA JNC Girls Championship, many other qualifiers (including MEQ) and regional tournaments around the nation for registering teams.

  1. Go to Advanced Event Systems to register your team and club.
  2. Click on Add Club if you are a new user. If you already have a password and username, skip to step 4. If not, fill out the club info and hit the submit button.
  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. Click on Staff, then "Add New Staff." Enter the information, and hit the submit button.
  6. Click on Players, then "Add New Players." Enter the information, and hit the submit button. Repeat for all players.
  7. Click on Teams from the list on the left.
  8. Click on Add New Teams, enter info, and submit information.
  9. Click on your new team, and then on "Add/Update Staff." Click on "Add New Staff" and choose from the pull down list the available names and hit submit.
  10. Go back to "Teams," click on the selected team, and then on "Add/Update Team Players." Choose from the pull down list of available names and hit submit. Continue until all team players are added.
  11. Click on "Enter Events." Hit the "Register" button for the weekend of MEQ that you are wanting to play.
  12. Select the division from the pull down list that you wish to enter your team and click on "Register Teams."
  13. Make sure you update your results under the results section!
  14. Contact AES Housing at 1-800-476-0060 x18 for rooms to ensure that you meet the Stay to Play requirement of 12 room nights per team.
  15. The Capitol Sports Center staff will send out broadcast emails to inform you of other information and steps as they come available. The checks and registration form can be sent to Capitol Sports Center, 1915 Gladden Road, Plainfield, Indiana, 46168.

Basic Info

Fact Sheet

Tournaments Offered 

Entry Fees

Entry Deadline

Team Selection

Bid Refusal and Notification

Competition Format

Competition General Info/Rules/Regulations

Coaches Meeting

Referees

Coaches Certification

Admission

Manuals

 

Fact Sheet

Within the MEQ there are numerous tournaments. These tournaments are the following divisions: Open, National (12& Under Only), USA, & American. These divisions are then divided into tournaments by age group (18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12). All tournaments are for girl's teams.

Tournaments Offered

OPEN DIVISION TOURNAMENT
(18 & UNDER AGE GROUP)

This tournament is limited to 48 teams. Up to 3 bids per tournament are available to this Open Division of the 2020 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter this tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:

Open Teams (18 & Under Age Group)
  • 16 to 48 teams entered = 3 bids
  • 12 to 15 teams entered = 2 bids
  • 8 to 11 teams entered = 1 bid
  • Less than 8 teams entered = 0 bids

OPEN DIVISION TOURNAMENTS
(17, 16, 15, 14 & UNDER AGE GROUPS)

These tournaments are limited to 48 teams per each age group. Up to 3 bids per tournament are available to the Open Division of the 2020 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter this tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:

Open Teams (17, 16, 15, 14 & Under Age Groups)
  • 24 to 48 teams entered = 3 bids
  • 16 to 23 teams entered = 2 bids
  • 8 to 15 teams entered = 1 bid
  • Less than 8 teams entered = 0 bids

OPEN DIVISION TOURNAMENT
(13 & UNDER AGE GROUP)

This tournament is limited to 48 teams. Up to 2 bids per tournament are available to this 13 Open Division of the 2020 Mideast Qualifier provided 6 teams enter this tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:

Open Teams (13 & Under Age Group)
  • 12 to 48 teams entered = 2 bids
  • 6 to 11 teams entered = 1 bid
  • Less than 6 teams entered = 0 bids

NATIONAL DIVISION TOURNAMENT
(11, 12 & UNDER AGE GROUPS)

This tournament is limited to 128 teams. One bid is available to the National Division of the 2020 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter this tournament.

USA DIVISION TOURNAMENTS
(18 & UNDER AGE GROUP)

This tournament is limited to 48 teams. Up to 3 bids per tournament are available to the USA Divisions of the 2020 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter each tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:

USA Teams (18 & Under Age Group)
  • 24 to 128 teams entered = 3 bids
  • 16 to 23 teams entered = 2 bids
  • 8 to 15 teams entered = 1 bid
  • Less than 8 teams entered = 0 bids

USA DIVISION TOURNAMENTS
(17, 16, 15, 14, 13 & UNDER AGE GROUPS)

These tournaments are limited to 128 teams per group. Up to 2 bids per tournament are available to the USA Divisions of the 2020 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter each tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:

USA Teams (13 & Under Age Group)
  • 12 to 128 teams entered = 2 bids
  • 8 to 11 teams entered = 1 bid
  • Less than 8 teams entered = 0 bids
USA Teams (17, 16, 15, 14 & Under Age Groups)
  • 24 to 128 teams entered = 3 bids
  • 16 to 23 teams entered = 2 bids
  • 8 to 15 teams entered = 1 bid
  • Less than 8 teams entered = 0 bids

AMERICAN DIVISION TOURNAMENTS
(18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12 & UNDER AGE GROUPS)

These tournaments are limited to 128 teams per group. One bid per tournament is available to the American Division of the 2020 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter each tournament.

If either field size of the 12 & under National and American Divisions does not meet the above minimums then the divisions will be combined and called the National Division. If this combined National Division has 16 or more teams, then it will retain both bids with the first bid going to the National Division at GJNC and 2nd bid going to the American division at GJNC. IF the combined National Division has less than 16 teams, then it will receive one bid for the National Divsion at GJNC provided 8 teams are entered in the combined National Division.

SELECT DIVISION TOURNAMENTS
(17, 16, 15, 14, 11, 10 & UNDER AGE GROUPS)

Select Divisions are NON-bid divisions and are comparable to the American level of play. The Select Division does, however, allow for foreign teams as well as waivered players.

 

Entry Fees

  • $785

NOTE - A cash deposit is no longer necessary to enter in Open tournaments at Qualifiers. In the case of an open team obtaining a bid to the JNC but does not use the bid, the team's club, director and coach(es) will not be allowed participation in any Qualifier for the 2020 season.

Entry Deadline

Entries for the MEQ must be received by 5pm EST on February 1st, 2020. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINE or after a division fills.

Team Selection, Bid Refusal & Notification

Immediately after the deadline, all teams will be notified of their acceptance to the event.  It is strongly advised that each team submit any and all results to date, by the entry deadline. Teams with results on file are considered first. The following criteria will be used by the Competition Committee of the Youth & Junior Division of USA Volleyball to determine the field:

OPEN, NATIONAL, USA, & AMERICAN TEAMS

  • Date that the completed entry application is received by the Qualifier. This includes being registered on AES, payment being received by Capitol Sports Center, and the housing requirement being fulfilled on AES (This INCLUDES having individual rooms picked up within the block and attributed to appropriate teams).

Teams are cautioned about making non-refundable travel plans prior to the acceptance date. Teams are, however, encouraged to make housing plans early.

Competition Format / Coaches Meeting

All teams should be prepared to play at 8 am local time on Friday, March 13th or Friday, March 20th. Actual start times will be communicated after the entry deadline. All competition is projected to be completed by 4:00 PM on the final day. Required team check-in will run from 3-9:30 PM local time on the Thursday, March 12th or Thursday, March 19th. Sites of the meetings will be at the Americas Center (St. Louis)/Indiana Convention Center(Indy). All formats and seeding will be as designated by the YJND Competition Committee.

Competition General Info/Rules/Regulations

  • No outside food, coolers, noise makers, music amplifiers, chairs, or unapproved signs are allowed in the facility.
  • Tickets are $10 daily and $25 for a 3 day pass.  They can be bought in the pro shop on the day proceeding the event and in room 120 (St.  Louis) or 139/140 (Indy) during the event.  Cash or credit is accepted.
  • No ball handling is allowed in the halls or on the concrete.
  • Bags should not be left unattended in the hallways as security will confiscate them.
  • Court time can be had at the convention center on the day proceeding the event from 3-9 PM for $20 per team.  Please go to the tournament desk and we will assign your court once your team is present and ready to play.
  • Trainers are in room 116 (St. Louis) or Hall C in the Annex (Indy).
  • St. Louis courts 1-74 can be entered through Hall 4.  Courts 1-24 are in the dome while 25-74 are in Halls 1-5.  Courts 75-78 are upstairs in the ballroom and 79-81 are upstairs in the Atrium
  • Indianapolis courts 1-103 can be entered via Hall F and are in the main halls.  Courts 104-127 are in Lucas Oil Stadium and can only be entered via the Capitol Ave walkway in the convention center. Pro Shop will be open from 3-8 PM on Thursday night if you want to get in before the rush for tournament apparel.

Referees

Up referees will be supplied for all matches. Teams will be required to supply down referees, line judges and scorekeepers.  Down officials for all ages need to be rostered adults.

Coaches Certification

As in the case with the Junior National Championships, everyone listed on a roster as a coach is required to be IMPACT level and SafeSport certified. To obtain information on becoming properly certified, contact the junior rep of your region.

Admission

This year MEQ will be charging an entry fee for all non-players and non-coaches. Tickets can be bought Thursday - Sunday at the rate of $10 a day or $25 for a 3-day pass.

We will start selling bracelets on the day before the event from 5:00pm - 8:30pm. Admission will then again be open at 7:00am on the first day of the event. "Lost" bracelets will not be replaced. We will replace damaged bracelets if needed. There will be security guards at the entrance and each hall and you will need to have the bracelet around your wrist to enter.

Championship Manuals

2019 USAV Championship Manuals are available below:


Required Check-In

Required pre-tournament check-in will take place at the America's Center from 3-9:30 PM local time on Thursday, March 12, 2020 for Week 1 and from 3-9:30 PM local time on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Indianapolis Convention Center for Week 2. Please makes sure you have all of your players USAV numbers and medical release forms at check in. All teams MUST be checked in before playing and there will be no check-in the morning that play begins.


Stay to Play and Save Policy

The Mid•East Qualifier 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 Mideast Qualifier, 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 and Chris.
  2. Go online to https://www.advancedeventsystems.com/Hotel/SelectEvent.aspx 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 smcqueen@capitolsportscenter.com 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.

View an on-line list of colleges who registered for the 2019 girl's tournament via the University Athlete website. Keep in mind that this list may stay small until closer to the event.

Colleges Attending Week 1

Colleges Attending Week 2

Colleges that attended the 2019 Mid East Qualifier

Nearly 400 Colleges attended the 2019 Mid-East Qualifier. 

Clink the links below to see which colleges attended each weekend.

Weekend 1

Weekend 2

Visitor Information

Indianapolis:

INDIANA CONVENTION CENTER

100 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Coupons & Deals     Transportation    Dining     Things To Do

SPECIAL RATE PARKING

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.

Daily Rates

$18 - Car / Truck / SUV

  $25 - Large Van (15 Passenger)
  $40 - Box Truck
 

$60 - Bus

2 Days $35
3 Days $50
4 Days $65
   

Contact us:

Phone: (317) 737-2036 or (855) 2GO-PARK
Address: 345 W. McCarty Street, Indianapolis 46225
E-Mail: gatetenevents@gmail.com
Web site: www.gatetenevents.com

 

DOWNTOWN INDY EXPRESS - GO GREEN LINE AIRPORT SHUTTLE

The Go Green Airport Shuttle is the express Indianapolis Airport shuttle serving Downtown Indianapolis. Our most popular stops serve Lucas Oil Stadium, The Convention Center, and The Marriott Complex (JW Marriott). The shuttle operates from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm 7 days a week. It’s just $10.00 one-way! Priority is given to online reservations. We strongly recommend you book a round trip reservation online so you won’t have to wait for the next bus! At the airport, Cash and Major Credit Cards are accepted but walkups may have to wait for the next shuttle.

St. Louis:

America's Center Convention Complex
701 Convention Plaza
St Louis, MO 63101

Discount Offers


Combines

Americas Center, St. Louis, MO

ELITE POTENTIAL COMBINE

Thursday, March 12th 7:00-8:30pm

  • Open to female players 8th grade and older, who have the desire and potential to be NCAA Division I athletes.
  • This is a VIDEO Combine.
  • All players/drills/skills will be filmed and recorded.
  • The video, along with player contact info will be sent to every NCAA Division I volleyball program.

Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

MEQ RECRUITING COMBINE

Thursday, March 19th

Session I - 6:30-8:00pm | Session II - 8:00-9:30pm

The MEQ Recruiting Combine will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center and is open to any high school age player, regardless if they are participating in the MEQ National Qualifier or not. 

The MEQ Recruiting Combine will have two waves to choose from and will be promoted to every NCAA Division I team in the country. In addition, we will promote the Combine to every NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and Junior College Volleyball in the Midwest and East coast regions. 

High Performance

The mission of the USAV High Performance Program is to build a national pipeline of junior volleyball athletes and coaches, creating broad opportunities for advancing the level of play, competition and skill development throughout the sport. More Information >

2019 Girls' Tryouts

Date Time City Location
TBA TBA Indianapolis, IN Indiana Convention Center
TBA TBA Indianapolis, IN Indiana Convention Center

Sponsors & Exhibitors

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


For more info about the SIDEOUT Foundation click here.

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