GJNC 18s

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 18, 2022) – USA Volleyball has selected the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, to host the 2023 USA Volleyball Girls 18s Junior National Championship on April 28-30. 

The Girls 18s Junior Nationals is an annual event that offers club players competing at the top age range a chance to face teams from around the country.  

The Girls 18s event is in its seventh year as a stand-alone national championship. More than 350 teams are expected to compete in Columbus in seven divisions. 

“We have hosted many events in Columbus, and we always enjoy working with the folks at the convention center and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission,” said USAV Events Director Kristy Cox. “I know our players and their families and fans will enjoy their time at the 2023 Girls 18s Nationals.” 

Columbus last hosted Girls 18s Nationals in 2021. 

“We are excited to welcome USA Volleyball to Columbus once more for a championship event,” said Linda Logan, executive director of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission. “Over the last two decades, we’ve hosted nearly 20 major volleyball competitions. The sport is big here at all levels and continues to grow thanks to events like these. USA Volleyball and Columbus have a great partnership – our hotels, convention center and attractions roll out the red carpet for each championship.” 

The 2022 Girls 18s National Championship is April 22-24 in Phoenix. Qualifying events for the 2023 Girls 18s National Championship will begin in January 2023 and run through March.