Divisions & Bids

Divisions & Dates

The 15, 16 and 17 age groups  will be played on the first weekend of the 2019 ASICS Show Me National Qualifier, from April 6 till April 8.
The  11, 12, 13, 14 and 18 (non-bid division) will be played on the second weekend of the 2019 ASICS Show Me National Qualifier, from April 12 till April 14.

The 18’s division will play three days, but will be a non-bid division.


Open, USA and American Divisions

All Junior National Qualifiers will have the same format in 2019 for all divisions. The Open Division is for those teams wishing to qualify for the Open Division at USAV Girls Junior National Championships (GJNC). The Club Division is for those teams wishing to qualify for the USA or American Division at the GJNC (or National Division for 12 & Under only). Open is the higher and more competitive division. For further information on the divisions, refer to the Qualifier Manual or contact your region office.


Available Bids at ASICS Show Me National Qualifier 2019

The number of bids to the GJNC for any of the Divisions is dependent on the number of teams in that division. The bids will trickle down as specified in the Qualifier Manual. The table below shows the bid allocations for each of the age divisions based on the number of teams entered in that division.

Number of Bids by Division
15 American 16 Open
15 USA 17 American
15 Open 17 USA
16 American 17 Open
16 USA
Number of Bids by Division
11 National 13 Open
12 American 14 American
12 National 14 USA
13 American 14 Open

 


Bid Allocations Open Divisions

The number of bids to the GJNC for any of the Open Divisions is dependent on the number of teams in that division. The Open Division bids will trickle down as specified in the Qualifier Manual. The table below shows the bid allocations for each of the Open age divisions based on the number of teams entered in that division.

# of teams entered
Number of Bids by Age Division
 14-17 Open 13 Open
Less than 8 0 Less than 8 0
8-15 1 8-11 1
16-23 2 12-48 2
24-48 3

Bid Allocations – Club Divisions

The number of bids to the GJNVC for any of the Club Divisions is dependent on the number of teams in that division. The Club Division bids will trickle down as specified in the Qualifier Manual. The table below shows the bid allocations for each of the Club age divisions based on the number of teams entered in that division.

# of teams entered
Number of Bids by Age Division
NATIONAL  DIVISION
11 & 12
Fewer than 8
0
8-128
1

 

# of teams entered
Number of Bids by Age Division
USA DIVISION
13
Fewer than 8
0
8-11
1
12-48
2

 

# of teams entered
Number of Bids by Age Division
USA DIVISION
14-17
Fewer than 8
0
8-15
1
16-23
2
24-128
3

 

# of teams entered
Number of Bids by Age Division
AMERICAN DIVISION
12-17
Fewer than 8
0
8-128
1

In general, Club Division bids will trickle down to a team able to accept the bid provided that team finishes no lower than fourth place. In the event that any team qualifies in more than one qualifier, the duplicate bid will be offered to the next highest finishing team. In the event that none of the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th place teams accept the bid, the bid will be returned to USA Volleyball.


Penalty for Rejection of Bid

Serious consequences for teams who reject a bid can be implemented, these are specified in the Qualifier Manual. In general, if an Open team that wins a bid or a Club team that accepts a bid at a Qualifier does not participate in the GJNC in the division in which it won the bid, that team, it’s coaches, it’s club director and all it’s teams will be suspended from participation in all national qualifying events for the following season.


Format for age level Open Divisions

Two rounds of pool play followed by single elimination play-offs for all teams except those in the Gold Championship Bracket. Those teams in the “Gold” will play a third round of pool play with the top teams advancing to a final single elimination bracket. All matches will use the rally point scoring system consisting of two sets to 25 points (win by two, no cap) and if required to determine a winner the third set is played to 15 points (win by two, no cap). Awards will be given to the top three teams in the Gold Championship brackets as specified in the Qualifier Manual.


Format for age level Club Divisions

Two rounds of pool play followed by single elimination play-offs for all teams.
All matches will use the rally point scoring system consisting of two sets to 25 points (win by two, no cap) and if required to determine a winner the third set is played to 15 points (win by two, no cap).
Awards will be given to the top three teams in the Gold Championship brackets as specified in the Qualifier Manual. The 17’s, 16’s, & 15’s Club Divisions will accept at least 64 teams and at most a maximum of 128 teams dependent on space available. The 14’s, 13’s, 12’s & 11’s Club Divisions will accept at least 48 teams and at most a maximum of 128 teams dependent on space available.

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