COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 22, 2021) – The USA Volleyball Girls 18s Junior National Championship returns in 2021 on April 23-25 with 266 teams with approximately 3,300 athletes set to compete at the Greater Columbus (Ohio) Convention Center.
After missing 2020 due to the pandemic, the 18-and-under age group event celebrates its fifth year as a standalone championship outside of the USAV Girls Junior National Championship, which will be held June 26-July 5 in Las Vegas for age groups from 11-and-under to 17-and-under.
The premier 18 Open Division will have a 48-team field. Each competing club earned its spot at nationals through one of 13 national qualifiers held across the country since January. The 18 USA and 18 American Divisions also placed 48 and 63 teams into the GJNC18s, respectively, through the national qualifier tournaments.
The 18 National Division has a 48-team field based on results from USA Volleyball’s Regional Volleyball Association championship events, at-large bids and re-allocation spots. The 18 Patriot Division has a 59-team field for clubs who elected to have a season-ending tournament but without having to qualify for the event.
Players and families are encouraged to follow and engage in social media detailing their tournament experience by using the hashtag #GJNC18. USA Volleyball will be posting social media content to its Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat platforms under the handle @USAVolleyball.
American: MadFrog 18’s N Green (North Texas Region)
National: CVC 18 Black (Ohio Valley Region)
Open: TAV 18 Black (North Texas Region)
Patriot: Legacy 18-1 adidas (Lakeshore Region)
USA: MichioChicago 18 Natl (Great Lakes Region)
View the schedule and brackets at advancedeventsystems.com