USA Volleyball has selected Chicago to host the 2023 inaugural Girls Junior National Championship (GJNC) for the 14-17 age divisions
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 27, 2022) – SportsTravel Magazine honored the 2022 USA Volleyball Salt Lake City Showdown with its Best New Event Award on Tuesday night during the TEAMS ’22 Conference & Expo in Oklahoma City.
SportsTravel Magazine annually presents the SportsTravel Awards, which are nominated and voted on by the readers of SportsTravel. The 2022 awards included events that occurred or venues that opened between Aug. 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022.
The inaugural Salt Lake City Showdown Girls Junior National Qualifier ran over two weekends in March at the Salt Palace Convention Center, creating an estimated economic impact of more than $15 million with 30,000 attendees. It was the largest volleyball tournament ever hosted in Utah.
The Salt Lake City Showdown is one of 12 qualifiers around the country for the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship and one of 16 qualifiers for the USA Volleyball Girls 18s Junior National Championship.
In 2023, the Showdown will run over three weekends: Jan. 27-29 (18s); April 8-10 (11-12s, 16-17s) and April 14-16 (13-15s).
Upcoming National Championship Events
2023 Girls 18s National Championship: April 28-30 in Columbus, Ohio
2023 Open National Championship: May 26-31 in Dallas, Texas
2023 Girls Junior National Championship for 11-13: June 14-17 in Minneapolis, Minn.
2023 Girls Junior National Championship for 14-17: June 28-July 6 in Chicago, Ill.
2023 Boys Junior National Championship: June 29-July 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah
2024 Girls 18s National Championship: April 26-28 in Baltimore, Md.
2024 Open National Championship: May 24-29 in Columbus, Ohio
2024 Girls Junior National Championship for 11-13: June 21-24 in Dallas, Texas
2024 Girls Junior National Championship for 14-17: July 3-11 in Las Vegas, Nev.
2024 Boys Junior National Championship: June 26-July 3 in Dallas, Texas
2025 Boys Junior National Championship: July 3-10 in Minneapolis, Minn.