All registration is done online, through SportWrench. If you do not already have a club account on SportWrench, please do so ASAP and create your teams so you're ready to go for Saturday.
Registration opens October 1st @ 8 am PST.
Prior to the tournament, your complete roster MUST be verified by USAV through their registration/database system.
All adults on the roster must have CURRENT background checks, and be SafeSport certified. Deadlines for rosters will be posted as the tournament approaches, and emails will be sent to the address entered in the SportWrench account for the team with important information and reminders.
TEAM ENTRY INFORMATION
Registration will open in October 2023.
Team entry fees are $1000 for all teams, except 11 National (if there are enough teams entered to warrant a division). This division is $600 per team.
No refunds will be given after January 1, 2024. Once a team has paid and submitted hotel information, acceptance will be noted in SportWrench if space is available. If space is not available, teams will be notified via email of an alternate opening, or will be placed on a waitlist.
All coaches must be IMPACT certified in order to participate 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 (rostered adult), 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 rules set forth by them. It is a mandated 3-day tournament.
In the USA. Liberty, National & 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 8:00am, PM at 3:00 pm.
Bids to the GJNC are awarded in every division at the PNQ, so foreign teams are not allowed to participate.
All Open bids are determined by the number of teams in the division. The Qualifier Manual has this information.
Please check back for an updated Girls National Championship Manual for more information on number of bids, priority of bid use, trickle down process, etc. **TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES
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 5:30 pm.
*No roster changes may be made once a team has commenced play.*
All teams requiring lodging must stay in a PNQ Partner Hotel and book through our housing partner, THS. Hotel reservations will open in October2023.
All teams are required to check in. All teams must complete the ONLINE CHECK-IN. Failure to do so may disqualify your team from the tournament.
More information will be posted about roster updates/team tag pick-up, closer to the event.
There will be no coaches' meeting. All information will be provided to you during the check-in process. Medical release forms for ALL players should be accessible to coaches AT ALL TIMES during your stay at PNQ. By signing your roster, the team attests that these forms will be available in either print or digital form and carried by a representative of the team.
NO STAFF MEMBER OR PLAYER WILL BE ALLOWED TO PLAY WITHOUT A CURRENT USAV #. A roster will be provided during the check-in process, 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 current Girls National Championship Manual closer to the event, 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