Start Times for day 1 of the MEQ. These are tentative, but we will do our best to stay within the general guidelines.
All Open Divisions
18 Liberty, 18 American
15 USA, 15 Liberty
14 USA, 14 Liberty
12 National, 12 USA
17 USA, 17 Select
16 USA, 16 Select (STL)
8 AM or 230 PM (depending on seeding)
16 American, 16 Select (Indy: 3 pools in AM, 13 pools in PM)
15 American, 15 Select
14 American, 14 Select
If you have any questions regarding this tournament, please contact Scott McQueen.
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.
Within the MEQ there are numerous tournaments. These tournaments are the following divisions: Open, National (12& Under Only), USA, Liberty & 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.
This tournament is limited to 48 teams. Up to 3 bids per tournament are available to this Open Division of the 2024 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter this tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:
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 2024 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter this tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:
This tournament is limited to 48 teams. Up to 2 bids per tournament are available to this 13 Open Division of the 2024 Mideast Qualifier provided 6 teams enter this tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:
This tournament is limited to 128 teams. One bid is available to the National Division of the 2024 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter this tournament.
This tournament is limited to 48 teams. Up to 3 bids per tournament are available to the USA Divisions of the 2024 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter each tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:
These tournaments are limited to 128 teams per group. Up to 2 bids per tournament are available to the USA Divisions of the 2024 Mideast Qualifier provided 8 teams enter each tournament. The actual number of bids is contingent on the number of entries per tournament:
Liberty Division (13-18's)
These tournaments are limited to 128 teams per group. One bid per tournament is available to the American Division of the 2024 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 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.
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 following season.
ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS will be given after January 1st or after a division fills, which ever comes first.
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:
Teams are cautioned about making non-refundable travel plans prior to the acceptance date. Teams are, however, encouraged to make housing plans early.
All teams should be prepared to play at 8 am local time on Friday, March 15th or 22nd. 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 3-9:00 PM local time on the Thursday, March 14th or Thursday, March 21st . Rosters are due online Wednesday, March 13th for Week 1 teams. For Week 2 teams they are due by Wednesday, March 20th. 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.
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.
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.
Thank you for attending the 2023 Mid East Qualifier in St Louis. We will 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 be available on Thursday from 3:00pm – 7:00pm in Room 120 (outside Hall 3 at the Convention Center) and then available throughout the weekend in that same room. Day passes will only be available on the day of use and the color will change each day. Admissions will open (for weekend and day passes) at 6:45am on Friday, Saturday, Sunday morning at the convention center.
Prices will be as follows:
1 Day Pass -
3 Day Pass -
12 and under are Free
Please Note: 3 days passes will only be sold on Thursday and Friday. 1 day passes will only be sold on the day for purchase (i.e. Saturday one day passes will only be sold on Saturday)
MEQ Indy (16 Open, USA, Select; 17-18s) - Check in is between 3 PM and 9 PM on Thursday night, March 14th, 2024 at the convention center in Hall F. This is mandatory for all teams. Please make sure that your rosters are correct as written in corrections will not be accepted. Any parent or coach can do this. This is however when arm bands will be passed out for coaches on the roster and it is the responsibility of the check in person to get the right amount of arm bands. Arm bands will not be passed out at any other time than at check in. If a coach loses or forgets to grab one at check in, it is their responsibility and will have to purchase one to get in. Only head coaches and assistant coaches will get wrist bands. Wristbands do need to be on your wrist to get entry. Medical release forms will NOT be checked. Please however make sure a coach has access to the medical release forms for all athletes during the event.
MEQ STL (11-13's; 16 American, Liberty and Select)- Check in will take place at the America Center (convention center) on Thursday, March 14th from 3-9pm.
MEQ STL (14s-15s)- Check in will take place at the America Center (convention center) on Thursday, March 21st from 3-9pm.
All teams MUST be checked in before playing and there will be no check-in the morning that play begins. PLEAE PLAN YOUR TRAVEL AROUND THE CHECK-IN TIMES! THIS IS MANDATORY FOR ALL TEAMS! THERE IS NO AM CHECK-IN!
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:
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.
Gate Ten Parking: GATE TEN is 100 ft. South of Lucas Oil Stadium. Our prime parking location and events facility is in the “Heart” of the Indianapolis Action. We have space for over 3,000 vehicles and offer a FLAT RATE* daily parking fee, with entry and exit privileges and overnight parking is included in daily rate.
A link will be posted here once it is available.
345 West McCarty St. Indianapolis, IN 46225
GATE TEN is 100 ft. South of Lucas Oil Stadium. Our prime parking location and events facility is in the “Heart” of the Indianapolis Action. We have space for over 3,000 vehicles and offer a FLAT RATE* daily parking fee, with entry and exit privileges and overnight parking is included in daily rate.
To purchase parking passes,
click here >> www.downtownindyevents.com
Parking information link : https://explorestlouis.com/meetings-conventions/americas-center/parking-information/
March 14th - 6 to 9 pm. (2 waves)
MEQ Elite Potential Recruiting Combine
March 21st - 6:30 to 8 p.
St. Louis, MO- America Center (convention center)