Looking Ahead: Chicago to Host 2023 Girls Jr Nationals for 14-17
USA Volleyball has selected Chicago to host the 2023 inaugural Girls Junior National Championship (GJNC) for the 14-17 age divisions
|8 A.M.||12:30 P.M.||3 P.M.||5 P.M.|
|14 Open||14 Freedom||14 Liberty||14 Freedom|
|15 Open||15 Freedom||15 Liberty||15 Freedom|
|14 American||14 USA|
|15 American||15 USA|
|14 National||14 National||14 Patriot|
|15 National||15 National|
|15 Patriot||15 Patriot|
|8 AM||12:30 PM||3 PM||5 PM|
|16 Open||16 Freedom||16 USA||16 Freedom|
|17 Open||17 Freedom||17 USA||17 Freedom|
|16 American||16 Liberty|
|17 American||17 Liberty|
|16 National||16 National||16 Patriot|
|17 National||17 National|
|17 Patriot||17 Patriot|
Q: Where can I find the schedule?
A: It will be posted at the beginning of the week of play
Q: What are the entry times and location?
A: Entry will be located on the GRAND CONCOURSE
Q: What is the tiebreaker procedure?
A: Please see the tiebreaking procedure flow chart (PDF).
Q: What is the last-day forfeit policy?
A: A penalty of $100 will be issued for any last-day forfeits.
Q: What is the ticketing policy?
A: Tickets for parents & spectators will go on sale June 14th. Coaches & Rostered Staff- will receive an email with how to redeem their free QR Code the day before the event starts. Rostered Staff includes anyone listed on the Officials Roster. Players- will not need or receive QR code/wristband/bag tag. They will enter through Athlete Entrance
Q: Are the matches livestreamed?
A: Leave the cameras and tripods at home and enjoy the action – live! We have partnered with BallerTV to provide professional live streaming for this event. They have the necessary liability insurance and expertise to set up video equipment to protect athletes and fans. Any other live streaming, including the use of Facebook Live, is strictly prohibited.
Enjoy one free game download at BallerTV with promo code YourFreeGame. Thank you for your cooperation!
Q: What is the concession and seating policy?
A: No outside food, coolers or chairs are allowed in the convention center. The McCormick Place Convention Center will be selling food in the venue and have made an effort to provide a good variety of options.
Q: What is the parking situation?
A: There are 3 parking lots and the fee varies between $16-$25 per vehicle, per entry, to park at the convention center. For more information click here: Parking Information
Q: Are there practice opportunities?
A: Yes, June 27th from 4pm-8pm for 14/15’s and July 2nd from 4pm-8pm for 16/17’s. Practice courts are on a first come first serve basis and have a time limit of 1 hour max per team.
Q: Balls and Carts
A: USA Volleyball will have a limited number of balls and carts to rent on a first come first serve basis.
Q: Is there luggage storage?
A: There will not be an area designated for luggage storage at the convention center. Please arrange with your hotel.
Ball & Cart Checkout
Ball checkout will be available for the duration of the tournament each weekend starting June 28th – July 1st & July 3rd– July 6th at the Equipment Tent located next to the Championship Desk #1 in the South Hall.
PLEASE NOTE!! – Although we will have volleyball/ball cart rentals available on a first come first serve basis, we CANNOT guarantee that there will be enough for all teams. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY!
Teams will be allowed practice times the day before the tournament begins each weekend.
14/15 Age Divisions Practice Times (June 27th)
16/17 Age Divisions Practice Times (July 2nd)
Showcase will be held June 27th for 14s/15s and July 2nd for 16s/17s
USAV GJNC Showcase – Session 1
General Information for Coaches onsite
Coaches – Register through University Athlete. Please check in at Ticketing Help desk onsite. Proof of registration required.
We’re excited to announce BallerTV will be livestreaming the Girls Junior National Championship (14-17s)! The event livestream kicks off Wednesday, June 28th.
Can’t attend the event in person? With BallerTV, you can watch the Girls Junior National Championship (14-17s) games live, create and edit clips, and get access to the game downloads.
Please click below for the 2023 Girls 14-17s Junior National Championship Pre-Tournament Manual.
2023 GJNC 14-17S PRE-TOURNAMENT MANUAL
Team and Player Eligibility (PDF)
Competition Rules and Regulations (PDF)
General Tournament Information (PDF)
Entry and Registration Process (PDF)
Ages 14-15: June 28-July 1 (Onsite Check-In: June 27)
Ages 16-17: July 3-July 6 (Onsite Check-In: July 2)
Each age group will include the following divisions: Open, National, USA, Liberty, American, Freedom and Patriot
This is a Stay and Play event; all housing must be booked through Team Travel Source.
Tier One and Tier Two Lottery Results
Patriot Housing will open Thursday, January 19
Patriot teams can only book at Patriot indicated properties. Properties will be marked as a Patriot hotel on the booking site. You can refer to Team Travel Source’s Housing Page for additional information
Once a team has either accepted a bid or received a spot in the Patriot Division, they will be placed in an “OK to Pay” status. Only then will they be prompted for payment. Check or credit card is accepted.
Due to the recent changes in fees imposed by credit card merchants, all credit card payments will incur a $25 non-refundable convenience fee. There are no convenience fees for paying by check.
A team that is denied entry to the National Championship by the USAV Events Department shall receive a full refund of their entry fee.
• There will be NO REFUNDS if a team removes itself from the event after the registration deadline, which will be outlined in the acceptance email sent to the individual team.
*Please note: The Patriot division will be limited to 2 teams per club, per age group in the 14 & Under through 17 & Under age groups. If the age groups are not filled, we will then consider increasing this limit.
Stop by our booth before your matches to sign up for Official USA Volleyball Action Photos for you and your team.
We only photograph by request and sign up is free, but spots fill up quickly. About an hour after your match you can view your photos on the iPads at our booth, create your album of favorites, and then place your order. You will get 5×7 and 8×10 prints, photo plaques, and digital photos at the tournament – posters will be mailed afterward. Don’t miss this unique and fun opportunity.
Also come by our booth to schedule and take your special team photos. It’s free to sign up and take your team photo, but slots fill up quickly as well. It only takes a few minutes to take and immediately preview your team photo. Don’t wait until the last day when we are extremely busy with team photos. Each parent can purchase 5×7 prints, 8×10 prints, and photo plaques of both regular and silly team photos.
See you at the photo booth!
Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for USA Volleyball for this event.
Please click here to book your flights.
You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NM2HS
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.
McCormick Place Convention Center
2301 S. King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616