*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 for Friday
18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13 Open
12, 11 National
16, 13 USA
13, 12 American
17, 16 Select
18, 17, 15, 14 USA
18, 17, 15 American
15 (both weekends), 14 Select
TBA- Will be determined by seeding
16, 14 American
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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 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 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 2020 season.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 $12 a day or $30 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.
2019 USAV Championship Manuals are available below:
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.
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:
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.
Thursday, March 12th 7:00-8:30pm
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.
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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