All registration is done online, through Advanced Event Systems.
Prior to the tournament, your complete roster MUST be verified by USAV through the Webpoint registration system.
All adults on the roster must have CURRENT background checks. Deadlines for rosters will be posted as the tournament approaches, and emails will be sent to the address entered in the AES account for the team with important information and reminders.
Registration will open on October 1, 2016. No refunds will be given after February 1, 2017. **Most divisions are now FULL. E-mail April for open divisions!
All coaches must be IMPACT certified in order to partipate in a National Qualifier. There will be no IMPACT clinic available, so please take care of this prior to arrival.
All teams must provide a certified scorekeeper, R2 (down official), and two linespersons for each match that they officiate.
During a team's officiating duties, an adult listed on their roster must be AT THE SCORE TABLE during the entire match.
This tournament is one of USA Volleyball's national qualifying tournaments and is governed by the set forth by them. It is a mandated 3-day tournament.
In the USA & American divisions, the first two days are pool play, with the third being single-elimination bracket play. (Depending on the size of the field, some adaptations may be made to accommodate odd numbers.) In the Open divisions, challenge matches may follow pool play on the first two days, and some brackets may participate in pool play on the final day. *Typically AM Wave begins at 8 am, PM at 3 pm.
Bids to the GJNC are awarded in every division at the PNQ, so foreign teams are not allowed to participate.
All Open bids (except 18 Open, which is set by USAV prior to the season) are determined by the number of teams in the division. A division with 24 teams will award 3 bids to the GJNC. Please refer to the Girls National Championship Manual (U12-U17) or the Spring Championship Manual (U18) for more information on number of bids, priority of bid use, trickle down process, etc.
Since it cannot be determined where a team will finish, teams should not plan to travel until the evening on the third day of play. No match is scheduled later than 3 pm on the final day. **It is recommended that airline tickets be scheduled no earlier than 5:00 pm.
*No roster changes may be made once a team has commenced play.*
Make sure to enter your pre-PNQ tourney results in AES. This information is used for seeding the tournament and is very important!
All spectators (13 and over) must purchase tickets for this year's event through Ticketswest.com. Tickets are on sale now! Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Your ticket price will be good for all three days, and good for all playing sites. Wristband must be WORN to be valid. **All rostered adults (coaches/chaperones) will receive ID tags in the team packet, and will not need to purchase them. Please check with your team's coach to confirm whether or not you are on the roster. Tickets will also be available for pick up at The Davenport Grand Hotel on the Thursday nights during team check-in from 6-9 pm.
|U12 - $450||all others - $800|
All teams requiring lodging must stay in a PNQ Partner Hotel in order to participate in the tournament. In order to keep rates low, and meet the needs of the tournament, we have partnered with these properties. We feel that the list allows for safety, quality, affordability, tradition, and hospitality. Please secure reservations early. You will NO LONGER enter hotel information into AES, but rather a housing form that will need to be COMPLETED prior to being ACCEPTED into the tournament. Click here to download and fill out. Email or fax it to the office. **Local teams will NOT be required to fill out a form.
All teams are required to check in. Failure to do so may disqualify your team from the tournament. Teams will be able to check in from 6-9 pm on the Thursday evenings prior to the tournament at The Davenport Grand Hotel. **If a late flight prevents you from checking in prior to 9 pm, please e-mail April so that other arrangements can be made.
There will be no coaches' meeting. All information will be provided to you during the check-in process.
Medical release forms for ALL players must be presented at check-in. No player may participate without a medical release form!
NO STAFF MEMBER OR PLAYER WILL BE ALLOWED TO PLAY WITHOUT A CURRENT USAV #.
A roster will be provided at check-in, but the person checking the team in should have a copy of the team's roster in case there is a discrepancy. Additionally, the person checking the team in will become the "team representative" and "signing agent" and will attest that the information is correct.
Make sure to download the 2017 Girls National Championship Manual so that you are familiar with the following qualifier topics and other tournament protocol:
· bid process and rules
· entry acceptance processes and criteria
· formats and play sequence
· warm-up protocol
· team responsibilities
· penalty for forfeitures
· awards for each division
· coaching certification requirements
· tie-breaking procedures
· roster rules (frozen and otherwise)
PLAYING SITES/WAVES (subject to change at any time)
Week 1 - link to SCHEDULE
15 Open - PM Wave, Spokane Convention Center
*15 USA - AM Wave, EWU & HUB
15 American - PM Wave, EWU **updated 3/21
16 Open - AM Wave, Spokane Convention Center
17 Open - AM Wave, Spokane Convention Center
*17 USA - PM Wave, Spokane Convention Center & EWU
17 American - PM Wave, HUB Sports Center
*18 Open - AM Wave, Spokane Convention Center & EWU
18 USA - PM Wave, Spokane Convention Center
18 American - AM Wave, Eastern Washington University
12 National - PM Wave, Spokane Convention Center
12 American - AM Wave, Spokane Convention Center
13 Open - PM Wave, Spokane Convention Center
*13 American - PM Wave, Spokane Convention Center & HUB
14 Open - AM Wave, Spokane Convention Center
14 USA - PM Wave, Spokane Convention Center
*14 American - AM Wave, Spokane Convention Center & EWU
16 USA - PM Wave, Eastern Washington University & CC
*16 American - AM Wave, Spokane Convention Center & HUB
*Divisions will be played at both sites. Teams may switch sites from day to day throughout the tournament, based on their placing each day.