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Tournaments - Lone Star 18s National Qualifier - Overview - USAV 18s SGJNC

USAV 18s SGJNC

USA Volleyball Girls' 18s Junior National Championship

The 2018 Spring Girls Junior National Championships for all 18s divisions will be held April 27-29,2018 in Anaheim, California.

The expected field sizes for each division of the 18s divisions will be as follows:

  • Open – 36 teams – all from National Qualifiers
  • National – 48 teams – all from Regions
  • USA - 48 teams – all from National Qualifiers
  • American – 48-64 teams all from a combination of Regions and National Qualifier
  • Patriot – 24-48 – all via open entry process. If space will allow, more teams may be accepted in this division.

Why the change?

Beginning in 2016, USAV created the earlier Spring Girls Junior National Championships for all the 18s divisions.  Over the past 3 to 5 years, USAV had seen a steady change in the composition of the Girls' 18-&-Under Divisions at the later Girls' Junior National Championships (GJNC). The change has been causing fluctuating rosters, late drops of teams, Regions unable to fill allocated bids and significant changes to team rosters to ensure that the team can follow through on its commitment to participate in the Championships.

To try and solve this problem, the USAV National Office, USAV Regions (RVAs) and clubs must all share in adjusting their "Standard Operating Procedures" to allow these athletes, many of which have participated in the GJNC for many years, the opportunity to play in the Championships without over-extending their length of commitment. 
 

*All information on this page was pulled from an official USAV statement.