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Windy City Qualifier

Capitol Sports is happy to announce we will be the new hosts' of the

Windy City Qualifier!!!

 

15 &16s - St. Louis, MO

- April 23-25th

Schedule Week 1

11-14s & 17s -  Indianapolis, IN

- May 14-16th
Schedule Week 2 (Day 1 and 2 only for now)

Windy City - St. Louis

Windy City St. Louis - will be held at the America Center Convention Complex in downtown St. Louis. 

Address - 701 Convention Plaza St. Louis, MO 63101

Windy City - Indianapolis

Windy City Indianapolis - Will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. 

Address - 100 South Capitol Ave 46225

Start Times

Start Times:

All Open - 8 AM
11s - 8 AM (Saturday)
All 12s - 8 AM
13 USA - 8 AM
13 American - 1230 PM
14 USA - 1230 PM
14 American - 1230 PM
15 USA - 515 PM
15 American - 1230 PM
16 USA  - 1230 PM
16 American - 8 AM
17 American - 515 PM
17 USA - 515 PM
 

 

Court Map

Contact

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

Basic Info

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 Windy City 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 Windy City 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 Windy City 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 Windy City 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 Windy City 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 Windy City 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 Windy City 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 Division 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.

Registration

Windy City 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 Windy City) 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 Windy City 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.

Required Check-In

Required pre-tournament check-in will take place at a designated location the evening before play. There will be no late check-in. Please make sure to arrange the correct travel plans to coordinate with check-in.  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 Windy City 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 Windy City 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 Feb 28th at 10 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.

Recruiting Combine

Championship Combines

Visit our website at - www.vbcombines.com

Questions? Email us at info@vbcombines.com

2021 Windy City Recruiting Combine #1 (STL) - click here for details

2021 Windy City Recruiting Combine #2 (INDY)- click here for details

Visitor Information

Indianapolis:

INDIANA CONVENTION CENTER

100 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225

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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
   

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