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:
It is still to be determined how the Arizona Region of USA Volleyball will fill the Freedom bid. This information will be determined prior to the General Assembly.
Due to an AIA scheduling change this year, the Junior Girls Committee has changed the 14 and younger tryouts to be no earlier than Saturday, November 6th for 2021 tryouts. The Open House period begins Wednesday, October 27th and end on Friday, November 5th.
The 15s and older tryouts will be held no earlier than Saturday, November 20th. With the Girls State High School Championships on November 13th - which has become a Blackout Date - no recruiting, no Open House, no club related participation at all.
We all can support the teams and players who are participating in the State High School Championships. The Open House period will begin on Tuesday, November 9th and end on Friday, November 19th. That still gives 10 days of Open House opportunities with the Blackout date of November 13th.
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.
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.