In the Arizona Region of USA Volleyball, teams have the option of competing to capture a bid for the national tournament.
Region teams compete in a regular club season. Then they may register to compete in the Arizona Region National Club Qualifier, which you might see as the "AZ NCQ." Teams which win bids at the AZ NCQ then advance to the GJNC or Girls Junior National Championships through USA Volleyball.
Teams may also earn bids for GJNC at tournaments outside of the Arizona Region. To find out more, please visit our AZ NCQ page for details.
The new season brings new opportunities to play!
2022 ushers in two new divisions of play at Girls Junior National Qualifiers and Girls Junior National Championships.
The Liberty Division will be a National Qualifier only division.
The Freedom Division will be a Region Qualifier only Division.
The Arizona Region of USA Volleyball receives a bid to fill for the National, American and Freedom Divisions.
The Qualifiers will offer Open, USA, Liberty and American Divisions. Girls 11s & 12s will also be able to qualify for a National bid at a National Qualifier.
The order of strength for the Divisions will be:
USA Volleyball has added 2 divisions of play to the list of opportunities to play at
GJNC. The 2 Divisions are Liberty and Freedom. A Liberty bid may only be earned at a National Qualifier; a Freedom bid may only be earned at the Region National Club Qualifier.
The order of strength from highest to lowest of the Divisions offered is Open, National, USA, Liberty, American, Freedom and then the Patriot Division which does not require a bid to participate.
The Arizona Region will now offer 3 bids for each age group, except 11s, at the AZ NCQ. First place will earn the National Bid, 2nd place will earn the American bid and 3rd place will earn the Freedom bid.
2022 Girls Junior National Championship Locations
The Girls' 18 Junior National Championships will be held in Phoenix next April 22-24.
The Girls Junior National Championships, (11s-17s,) will be held in Indianapolis, IN next June 23 - July 4.
The Liberty and Freedom Divisions will be offered at these events.
New Girls Junior National Qualifier - Salt Lake City Showdown
Many of you were aware that Colorado Crossroads had its sanctioning as a National Qualifier pulled by USAV last April. Salt Lake City has been identified as the new qualifier to pick up those bids.
The dates for 2022 of the Salt Lake City Showdown will be Mar 5-7 and 11-13. The ages have not been released yet. Here is the link to the USAV Girls Events page. From this page you can see the Girls 18s and Girls 17s and younger qualifier dates and locations.