Start Times for Friday. These are tentative, but we will do our best to stay within the general guidelines.
All Open divisions
11 and 12 National
12, 13, and 14 USA
13, 14, and 18 Liberty
16 and 17 American
18, 17, 16, 15 USA
17, 16, and 15 Liberty
18, 15, and 14 American
8 AM or 230 PM (depending on seeding)
12 American (mostly PM)
13 American (mostly AM)
15 Select (mostly AM)
16 Select (mostly PM)
17 Select (mostly PM)
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, & 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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. One bid per tournament is available to the American Division of the 2022 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 2022 season.
. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINE or after a division fills.
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 11th or Friday, March 25th. 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 10th, Thursday, March 24th. Rosters are due online Thursday, March 9th for Week 1 teams. For Week 2 teams they are due by Thursday, March 23rd. 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.
Once director's distribute coupon codes to their spectator lists (per team!), spectators will go to:
Required pre-tournament check-in will take place at the America's Center from 3-9:00 PM local time on Thursday, March 25, 2021 for Week 3 and from 3-9:00 PM local time on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at the Indianapolis Convention Center for Week 1 and Thursday March 19, 2021 at the Kentucky Expo 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.
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 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.
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.
$18 - Car / Truck / SUV
|$25 - Large Van (15 Passenger)|
|$40 - Box Truck|
$60 - Bus
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.
The 2022 MEQ Elite Potential Recruiting Combine - March 10th - Video Recorded and sent to every NCAA DI in greater Midwest region!
The MEQ's STL Elite Potential Combine :
PLEASE NOTE - This is a VIDEO Combine. Because NCAA Division I programs have a limited number of "recruiting days" on the road per NCAA rules, they are reluctant to use one of these days at a younger combine AND NCAA DI is in a COVID 19 mandated Dead Period. Combine players will be filmed and recorded - this recording (along with all player contact information) will be sent to every NCAA Division I program in the midwest region.
The Player's name will be on a registered list, and at Combine check in, each player will be given a bib #, so college coaches can easily match player and contact information on the video - Players should wear normal volleyball practice gear (no need to wear uniforms or shirts with a number on them).
Volleyball players will be divided by position among the courts with each court having a "court coach" - The court coaches will put the players through volleyball drills within their specific positions, along with combining positions to illustrate group skill sets.
There will be a Recruiting Education Session for Parents when the players are the Combine and then the parents we be able to watch the combine from a specific area slightly removed from the combine courts.
COVID protocols will be sent to players/families as needed!
***Refund requests will not be accepted within 48 hours of the Combine or post Combine!***
To register please click here. (St. Louis Combine Only)
Get Recruited - 2022 MEQ's Recruiting Combine - March 24th - INDY!
The MEQ's Recruiting Combine will be held on March 24th at the Indiana Convention Center and is open to any high school age player, regardless if they are participating in the MEQ National Qualifier or not. Please Note - Female Players Only!
The MEQ Recruiting Combine will have two waves to choose from (6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. - Indianapolis local time) 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 greater Midwest Region!
**The MEQ Recruiting Combine has sold out the last 4 years!**
The Player's name will be on a registered list, and at Combine check in, each player will be given a bib #, so college coaches can easily match player and contact information - Players should wear normal volleyball practice gear (no need to wear uniforms or shirts with a number on them).
Volleyball players will be divided by position and graduation year to allow attending college coaches to efficiently evaluate them. Multiple courts will be used at the Indiana CC, with each court having a "court coach", to allow players to showcase their skills sets to the college coaches.
The court coaches will put the players through volleyball drills within their specific positions, along with combining positions to illustrate group skill sets.
Parents are not allowed into the Combine, per the request of the college coaches - This allows the players to focus on skills and the college coaches to focus on evaluations. There will be a Recruiting Education Session for Parents, while the players are engaged in the Combine!
COVID protocols will be sent to players/families as needed.
For Information on the MEQ National Qualifier please click HERE!
Please Note - No Refunds will be issued within 48 hours of the event or post event!!!
To Register For This Event Please Click Here
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 >
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