Posted On: 12/16/17 12:32 PM

The club season is upon us, which means that the qualifying season for the 2018 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships is just head. USA Volleyball’s series of qualifying events are located throughout the country and are prime opportunity for club teams to gain valuable experience while competing to earn one of the coveted bids to that national tournament. The 2018 GJNC will be held in Detroit, MI for all age groups other than U18 from June 25-July 4. The U18 event will be held in Anaheim, CA from April 27-29.

As teams can earn qualification through their respective USA Volleyball region as well as at one of the qualifying tournaments, teams may also register directly for the Patriot Division (qualification not needed) of which hosts 72 teams in each of the U14-U16 divisions and 48 teams for U17.

The following is a list of upcoming USA Volleyball national qualifiers for the 2018 season for age groups U15, U16, and U17. As not all qualifying events include the U18 age group an event schedule for these teams can be found here.

2018 USA Volleyball GJNC Qualifying Events for U15-U17

Colorado Crossroads | Denver, CO
March 10-12 = U15
March 16-18 = U16, U17

Disney Showcase | Orlando, FL
March 16-18 = U15-U17

Mid East Qualifier | Indianapolis, IN
March 17-19 = U15
March 23-25 = U16, U17

Pacific NW Qualifier | Spokane, WA
March 23-25 = U15, U16 Open, U17
March 30-April 1 = U16 USA, U16American

Windy City Qualifier | Chicago, IL
March 30-April 1 = U15, U16, U17

Big South Qualifier | Atlanta, GA
March 30-April 1 = U15, U16, U17

NorthEast Qualifier | Philadelphia, PA
March 31-April 2 = U16, U17
April 6-8 = U15

Show Me Qualifier | Kansas City, KS
April 7-9 = U15 Open, U15 American, U16, U17
April 13-15 = U15 USA

Lone Star Classic Qualifier | Dallas, TX
April 14-16 = U15 American
April 20-22 = U15 Open, U16, U17

Northern Lights Qualifier | Minneapolis, MN
April 20-22 = U15
April 27-29 = U16, U17

Far Western Qualifier | Reno, NV
April 21-23 = U15 American
April 27-29 = U15 Open, U15 USA, U16, U17

Southern California Qualifier | Las Vegas, NV
April 21-23 = U15, U16, U17

Minnesota-based teams historically have competed very well at the GJNC in earning several team medals and individual honors. Stay tuned for recaps of the 2017 GJNC for U15-U18 age groups. As Minneapolis plays host to the Northern Lights Qualifier in April this has become one of the most popular of all the tournaments listed above. Prep Dig will offer in depth details and analysis as the club season progresses.