March 30-April 1, 2018

Georgia World Congress Center



Qualifier Information

All of the information listed in this section is covered in more detail in USA Volleyball’s Championship Manual.  The Manual is a complete guide to the special rules and policies that govern individual participants, teams and tournament directors throughout the Qualifier process.  

Coaches and directors are responsible for reading and understanding all information provided in the Championship Manual.

The National Qualifiers are part of the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships.  Participants, individuals or teams, may access normal Due Process channels should their eligibility to participate be in question.  Procedures, including appeal options, are outlined in the Bylaws of USA Volleyball.  Bylaws can be found in the current issue of the USAV Official Guidebook.  The Guidebook is available through Regional Commissioners, from the USA Volleyball National Office, at the Event Championship Desk, and on the USAV website

A team that does not use a GJNC Open bid which it has earned, or a GJNC National, USA or American bid which it has earned and accepted, may be subject to the following penalties:

IF a team earns an Open bid at a NQ, earns and accepts an Open At-Large bid, or earns and accepts a National, USA or American bid (Regional or NQ) and subsequently does not participate in the GJNC, ALL members listed on the Official Event Roster and the Club Director will be suspended from participating in all NQs, Regional Qualification Events, and the GJNC for the following season; and,

The Club must pay USAV the GJNC entry fee for the team.
If the Club does not pay the GJNC Event Entry Fee, the suspension from competing in qualifying events will remain in force until the fee is paid in full.

The Big South hosting teams in the Junior National Qualifier divisions listed below. USA Volleyball may award an additional bid to the USA divisions of some qualifiers on the Wednesday before the start of the first National Qualifier.

17 Open – 3 bids            17 USA – 3 bids            17 American – 1 bid
16 Open – 3 bids            16 USA – 3 bids            16 American – 1 bid
15 Open – 3 bids            15 USA – 3 bids            15 American – 1 bid
14 Open – 3 bids            14 USA – 4 bids            14 American – 1 bid
13 Open – 2 bids            12 American – 1 bid      13 American – 1 bid
12 National – 1 bids      

More information on the following topics is available in the Championship Manual.

  • Complete Bid Process and Rules for Priority of Use
  • Formats and Pool Play Sequence & Schedules
  • Tie Breaking Procedures
  • Court Use
  • Warm-up Protocol
  • Roster Verification procedures
  • Team Officiating Duties
  • Penalty for Forfeitures
  • Awards for each division
  • Roster Rules – Frozen and Otherwise
  • Foreign individual and Team Participation, Eligibility and Registration
  • Officials, Awards, and Protest Committee information
  • Arbitrator and Ethics and Eligibility procedures
  • Age and Identity Falsification Policy