Registration will open on Feb. 3, 2021, at 12 p.m. ET. Advanced Event Systems
- All divisions 14-18: $1,000
- 12 and 13 Club division: $800
Due to the recent changes in fees imposed by credit card merchants, all credit card payments will incur a $25 nonrefundable convenience fee. There are no convenience fees for paying by check.
Should a team need to cancel their registration from the national championship before the refund deadline date, a full refund of the entry fee will be given. The convenience fee is nonrefundable.
We are working with the Kansas City Convention Center and local authorities to ensure the safety of our guests at our event. Please check back soon to see a list of the protocols for BJNC and what to expect when attending.
Due to the circumstances and incompletion of the 2020 season, we have made the decision to transfer the lottery winners over to the 2021 season. All boys and girls Tier 1 & Tier 2 and girls region lottery will keep the same spot as they had in 2020. Team Travel Source will reach out directly to all lottery winners at the beginning of January for more information. For more information, contact Team Travel Source.
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The USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championships hosts three competitive divisions: Open, USA and Club. The Open and USA Divisions require teams to qualify in order to participate whereas the Club Division does not require qualification for teams to participate.
Open and USA Classification
The goal of the Open and USA Divisions of the BJNC is to produce an event which will promote the highest level of boys competition. Open competition will be offered in the 18, 17, 16, 15 and 14 age divisions with a minimum field size of sixteen (16) and a maximum field size of thirty-six (36) for all ages. USA competition will be offered in the 18, 17, 16, and 14 age division with a minimum field size of sixteen (16) and a maximum field size of thirty-six (36) for 18 and 16, and thirty-two (32) for 17 and 14.
The USAV Events Department, with the Junior Assembly, adopted bid tournaments to provide bids to the BJNC for the Open and USA Divisions.
At-large teams will be selected by the Boys Competition Committee, with the oversight of the USA Events Department, using the following selection criteria:
- Must have competed in at least one (1) bid tournament (in a bid division – Open or USA)
- Register your team in the desired At-Large division for the BJNC in AES and send payment and the entry by the posted deadline (may not register for both Open and USA but will be considered for both).
- Record against qualified teams
- Record against at-large applicants
- Past year’s BJNC finish of the rostered players
- Date of entry
*In the Open Division(s) Hawaii and Puerto Rico will be given one (1) bid for the 14 and 15 & under age divisions. Each territory will award those bids to a team in each age division by any means they deem appropriate (i.e. a tournament or via an application process). Any other team wishing to receive a bid for the 14 or 15 & under age divisions must attend a bid tournament and apply for an At-Large bid if necessary.
If Hawaii or Puerto Rico chooses to award the allotted bids via a tournament, that tournament is not considered a sanctioned USAV bid tournament and does not count towards the required criteria to be eligible to apply for an at-large bid.
The Boys Competition Committee and Events Department reserve the right to accept as many or as few teams applying for an at-large bid to round out numbers and create even pool play.
At-large bids will be announced no later than 10 days after the at-large entry deadline date.
Failure to submit any of the required information will result in that team’s elimination from consideration for an open At-Large bid.
For bid tournaments, the number of teams entered in an age division at the entry deadline or the number of teams in an age division at the start of the event, whichever is greater, will be the number used to determine how many bids a boys bid tournament will receive up to the maximum allocated to that event.
In the bid tournaments, Open and USA bids will be offered to the teams that finish the competition in a bid award position. A bid will trickle down based on the number of Open and USA teams entered in the division. See the Championship Manual for specifics. Bids must be accepted or denied at the time the bid is awarded by the tournament director. Bids not awarded at the bid tournament will revert to the Open at-large pool. If a team finishes in a bid award position and declines the bid, that team will not be eligible for at-large consideration.
Sanctions for Not Using Bids
Teams that earn bids must use their bids or be subject to sanctions according to these policies:
If a team that earns and accepts an Open or USA bid or an at-large Open/USA bid but does not participate in the BJNC in the division in which it was awarded the bid, that team, its coaches, its club director and all its club’s teams will be suspended from participating in BJNC and bid tournaments for the following season.
Frozen Player Rule – Open & USA
All players listed on the roster of a team are “frozen” to that team at the time the team earns a bid at a bid tournament or accepts a bid invitation from USAV. Accepting a bid defines a team as qualified. players from a qualified team cannot be added to any other team roster submitted for bid tournaments, seeding tournaments or the BJNC. This includes teams from within the same club. There are no restrictions on additions to the roster of new players or players from nonqualified teams—up to the limit of fifteen (15) players.
All teams and players must maintain eligibility compliance within their region. Violations of the Frozen Player Rule will result in sanctions being imposed on the already qualified team, its club, and/or the individual(s) involved, including the player, the coach and the club director. The Events Department will determine sanctions for violations of the Frozen Player Rule. For a first offense, the sanctions may be a warning, probation, suspension or expulsion.
Frozen Player Rule – Open At-Large
All players listed on the roster of a team are “frozen” to that team at the time the team applies for an At-Large bid to the BJNC. Applying for an At-Large bid is defined as registering for the BJNC in AES and submitting an entry form and payment to USAV. Accepting a bid defines a team as qualified. Players from a qualified team cannot be added to any other team roster submitted for bid tournaments, seeding tournaments or the BJNC. This includes teams from within the same club. There are no restrictions on additions to the roster of new players or players from nonqualified teams—up to the limit of fifteen (15) players. If a team does NOT earn an At-Large bid and chooses to accept the Club Division invitation, the roster is still frozen. If a team does not earn an at-large bid and decides not to attend the championship, all players shall be considered released and shall be permitted to be added to another team’s roster from within the same Member Organization (refer to the BJNC Tournament Manual, Chapter 2, Player Eligibility for transfer and release policies for purposes of attending BJNCs).
HOWEVER, the released player(s) are required to have a signed release from the original team coach, club representative, new team coach AND Member Organization commissioner/designated representative, if eligible.
Teams that have not earned an Open or USA bid at one of the designated boys bid tournaments, or applied and did not receive an Open/USA at-large bid, are classified as Club teams. Club teams must register, pay and submit their entry form by the published deadlines to be accepted. Any team that is late registering, paying or submitting required forms will be wait-listed. USA Volleyball reserves the right to accept or deny as many teams necessary to round out pool numbers, allowing for space availability, after the deadline.
Frozen Player Rule – Club
The players on the roster shall be considered frozen upon submission of the Entry Form AND payment to USAV. NO player listed on this roster may participate with any other CLUB TEAM for the purpose of these championships. If this team decides not to attend the championship, all players shall be considered released and shall be permitted to be added to another team’s roster from within the same Member Organization (refer to Player Eligibility for transfer and release policies for purposes of attending BJNCs).
HOWEVER, the released player(s) are required to have a signed release from the original team coach, club representative, new team coach AND Member Organization commissioner/designated representative. All teams and players must maintain eligibility compliance within their region and adhere to regional transfer policies when applicable.
For athlete safety purposes, the U.S. Center for SafeSport is now requiring all athletes over the age of 17 (including those turning 18 years old during the USAV membership season) to take the Core Center for SafeSport training prior to competing in USAV events. To avoid any disruption in play, athletes must complete the training prior to arrival at the BJNC.
The consent form can be located here for those athletes under 18 requiring consent prior to registration.
For questions regarding registration for SafeSport, please direct your questions to email@example.com