Live stream begins Friday morning, Feb. 9
100 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Registration is now CLOSED for The 2024 Salt Lake City Showdown 18s Qualifier
- Register for the event in AES
- Pay registration fee, either by check or credit card
- Complete housing through Team Travel Source
All registration requirements need to be completed in order to be fully accepted into the event.
- Weekend 1 (13s-15s) – February 9-11, 2024
Divisions: The following is the ranking of divisions, starting with the most elite, for the 2024 Salt Lake City Showdown 18s Qualifier:
- $840 per team
Teams NOT accepted into Salt Lake City Showdown 18s Qualifier: Full Refund
Registration Deadline: December 22, 2023
Refund Deadline: December 22, 2023
Roster Deadline: December 22, 2023
Note: Divisions will fill quickly. Once a division fills, those teams still in a pending status will be placed on a waitlist, and notified once a spot opens.
Reminder: Due to the 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.
If a team is denied entry into the tournament, because the field is filled, the team may elect to cancel its application and receive a full refund of its entry fee, OR the team may elect to go on a waiting list.
A team on a waiting list may drop out and obtain a full refund of its entry fee as long as we have not yet accepted the team into the tournament from the waitlist. To qualify for this, a team on the waitlist must have notified us in writing of their desire to drop before they receive notification of being accepted from the waitlist.
All spectators are required to purchase a Spectator QR Code for entry into The 2024 Salt Lake City Showdown 18s Qualifier. USAV is using an electronic system. An electronic QR code and photo identification will be required for each entry and re-entry into the facility.
Spectator QR Codes can only be purchased online starting Friday, January 26th, 2024.
Single Day Pass: $15
Weekend Pass: $35*
*Early bird pricing. Spectator QR Code purchased on the day of play will increase to $45.
Q: Where can I find the schedule?
A: The 2024 SLC 18s schedule can be accessed here
Q: What are the entry times and location?
A: Entry will be located on the inside of the HYATT Entrance and inside of the WEST Entrance.
- AM Waves – Doors will open at 7AM. Once you have completed your work assignments and matches for the day please leave the facility.
- PM Waves – Doors will open at 2:30PM to allow AM waves to leave after their scheduled 1PM game.
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 up to $100 will be issued for any last-day forfeits.
Q: What is the ticketing policy?
A: Tickets for parents & spectators will be on sale roughly 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the tournament. 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 Entrances.
Q: What is the concession and seating policy?
A: No outside food, coolers or chairs are allowed in the convention center. The Salt Palace 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 is parking available in The Salt Palace Convention Center parking structures are varying rates dependent on duration of stay.
Q: Will games be streamed?
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.
Q: Are there practice opportunities?
A: Thursday February 8th teams are able to practice between 5-8PM local time.
- Courts will be available on a first come first serve basis for a total of ONE HOUR.
Q: Balls and Carts
A: With 20 courts, we will be placing balls and carts at each court prior to the wave beginnings for teams to use for warm ups.
- We ask that you do not bring your balls and carts with you to the gym, so that we can keep track of our USAV balls and carts.
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.
AM / Morning Wave:
- 18 Open
- 18 USA
Doors will open for AM Wave @ 7AM (Matches will begin @ 8AM)
PM / Afternoon Wave:
- 18 Liberty
- 18 American
Teams may begin to arrive for PM Wave @ 2PM (Matches will begin @ 3PM)
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The number of bids to the GJNC for any of the Divisions is dependent on the number of teams in that division.
18 Open – 3
18 USA – 3
18 Liberty – 2
18 American – 1
Coaches – Register through University Athlete. Please check in at Ticketing Help Desk onsite. Proof of registration required.
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