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Nike Mid-East Qualifier

Date Age Groups Location Start Times
Week 1: 3/12-3/14 15 Open, 15 Select, 16 Open, 16 Select, 16 USA, 16 American Indianapolis, IN Schedule
Week 2: 3/19-3/21 17-18s Louisville, KY Schedule
Week 3: 3/26-3/28 11-14s, 15USA, 15Am, 15S St. Louis, MO Schedule

Start Times

Start Times for Friday.  These are tentative, but we will do our best to stay within the general guidelines.

All Open - 8 AM
13 USA - 8 AM
14 USA - 12:30 PM (2 pools will be starting at 8 AM)
15 and 16 USA - 5:15 PM
17 and 18 USA - 2:30 PM
12 American - 12:30
13 American - 12:30 or 5:15 (Mostly 5:15 pools but pools can change due to drops up to the day before)
14 American - 5:15 PM
15 and 16 American - 12:30
17 American -  8 AM
18 American - 8 or 2:30 PM (Mostly 8 AM pools but pools can change due to drops and re-seeding up to the day before)
11s and 12 National - 8 AM
15 Select - 8 AM or 12:30 PM (Pools can change due to drops and re-seeding up to the day before)
16 Select 5:15 PM (2 pools will start at 4:30 PM)
17 Select 2:30 PM

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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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

  • $805

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 2021 season.

Entry Deadline

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 12th, Friday, March 19th,  or Friday, March 26th. 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 11th, Thursday, March 18th or Thursday, March 25th. Rosters are due online Friday, March 5th for Week 1 teams,  Friday, March 12th for Week 2 teams and Friday, March 19th for Week 3 teams. 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 TBA daily and TBA for a 3 day pass.  
  • 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.

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

Once director's distribute coupon codes to their spectator lists (per team!), spectators will go to:

  1. https://tickets.sportwrench.com/buy/?event=347686803 (STL Only, others will be posted the week of the event).
  2. Enter coupon code, hit apply!
  3. Follow the prompts

Ticket will be emailed and/or texted in the form of a QR Code to the individual who purchased the ticket.

Tickets can only be purchased on a daily pass, there are no weekend passes available.  Once your team runs out of tickets on a day, there will be no more tickets available.  Club directors and coaches are responsible for how these are distributed.  Daily passes were decided to be used as opposed to weekend passes in order to not force people to buy days they were not going to use (we either had to do daily or weekend passes not both).


NO TICKET PURCHASE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SITE:

 

 

Required Check-In

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.

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 www.advancedeventsystems.com/hotels 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.

Housing will open on Tuesday, 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.

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. 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.

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 Parking Link 

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

Explore St. Louis

Louisville

Kentucky Expo Center

937 Phillips Ln. Louisville, KY 40209

Kentucky Exposition Website

Parking Link (in/out option available)

Combines

Americas Center, St. Louis, MO

ELITE POTENTIAL COMBINE

TBA

  • 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.

MEQ Louisville Recruiting Combine:

Championship Combines and the MidEast Qualifier are excited to present the 2021 MEQ Recruiting Combine LOU on March 18th!!  

 

This is a Video Recorded and Coach Attended Recruiting Combine!!!!

  • March 18th - 6:30 to 8:00 p.
  • Kentucky Exposition Center - 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209
  • Promoted to to every NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and Junior College program in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin! (NCAA DI is in COVID 19 mandated DEAD PERIOD now)
  • Video Recording (and Player Information Packet) will be sent to every College Volleyball program (including NCAA DI) in KY, IN, IL, TN, OH, MI, MO, IA and WI!
  • Open to any high school age female player - Don't have to be playing in the MEQ's to join the Recruiting Combine!

To Register - CLICK HERE!

 

Questions? info@vbcombines.com

MEQ INDY RECRUITING COMBINE

Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

MEQ RECRUITING COMBINE

 

Championship Combines and the MidEast Qualifier are excited to present the 2021 MEQ Recruiting Combine INDY on March 11th!!  

 

This is a Video Recorded and Coach Attended Recruiting Combine!!!!

  • March 11th - 6:30 to 8:00 p.
  • Indiana Convention Center - 100 S Capital Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46255
  • Promoted to to every NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and Junior College program in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin (NCAA DI is in COVID 19 mandated DEAD PERIOD now)
  • Video Recording (and Player Information Packet) will be sent to every College Volleyball program (including NCAA DI) in IN, IL, KY, OH, MI, MO, IA and WI!!
  • Open to any high school age female player - Don't have to be playing in the MEQ's to join the Recruiting Combine!

To Register - CLICK HERE!

 

Questions? info@vbcombines.com

 

The MEQ Recruiting Combine sells out every year - Don't miss this great recruiting opportunity, Register Now!!!"

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 >

2021 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.