Junior Volleyball Tournaments
 For 2016

November 6, 2019
This season's list of tournaments is here!


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This is a comprehensive list of 2-day and 3-day tournaments along
the East Coast from Pa to Ga, and all Qualifiers east of the Mississippi River.
As you scroll down, you will see dates, locations and websites.

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Tournaments that have been updated for 2016 are in navy.

Tournaments that haven't been updated for 2016 are in gray.

This season's list of tournaments is here!


2016 One-Day Tournaments

* The Old Dominion Region Junior website is here.
Day tournaments usually open for entering in mid December
* The Carolina Region Junior website is here
Expect the specific locations, the tournaments will start being posted in November!!!
* The Chesapeake Region (Md, WV, Del & NOVA) website is here.
Expect this list to be up in November!!!

* The Palmetto Region Junior website is here

All USAV Regions can be found here.

2016 Multi-Day Tournaments

There used to be a multi-day tournament link on the USAV website. 
I can't find it now.  If you find it, please let me know. 

The Quest For Excellence New Year's Tournament
January 2 - 3, 2016

Greensboro Sportsplex, Barber Park and Page High School.  
Their website is here.

Charleston SC Volleyball Tournaments
January Jam: January 2 - 3, 2016 (Power Division) 12s - 18s.
Kickoff Classic: January 9-10, 2016 (Club Division) 12s - 18s.
North Charleston Convention Center.  Its website is here.

The Martin Luther King Tournament
January 17 - 19, 2015
Lancaster and York Pa. It's website is
This is a "StayToPlay" policy, where the tournament decides what hotels you
stay at. 

The Monument City Classic
January 16-18, 2016.
at the Richmond Convention Center. Its new website is here.
This is a "StayToPlay" policy, where the tournament decides what hotels you can stay at. 
Yes, you
forced to pick from their specific list. 

The Myrtle Beach Volleyball Tournament
January 16 - 18
, 2016
Winter Bump at Myrtle Beach. Elite Challenge at Spartanburg.
Its website is here.
This tournament has not been a "StayToPlay" tournament.

Smokey Mountain Challenge
January 16 - 17
, 2016
Rocky Top Sports World, Gatlinburg, TN.
Its website is here.

Little Big South
January 16 - 18
, 2016
Georgia World Congress Center.
Its website is here.
Email on 8/31 said: This is NOT a "StayToPlay" tournament.

City Of The Oaks Challenge
January 16 - 18
, 2016
Charlotte NC.
Its website is here.
This tournament
is new for 2016, and is not a "StayToPlay" tournament.

Mizuno Southern Dream Tournament
January 16 - 18, 2016

Suwannee Sport Academy and Gwinnett Convention Center. Its website is here.
For 2016, this is an AAU tournament. In 2014 this was NOT a Stay-To-Play Tournament....but I'm not sure for 2016. !

MLK Challenge
January 17-1
8, 2015
Jessup, Md.  Contact Roxanne@mdjrs.org. 

A-Town Showdown
As of Aug 15 2016, the website and the F'book pages are both down.

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta Ga.
Its website was
here, and it's Facebook page was here.

Maroon & Orange Classic
January 17-18, 2015 on the Virginia Tech campus.  Blacksburg, Va.
Its website is here

It's an AAU tournament!  Players must be AAU members.

K-2 Invitational (Elite Level)
January 23 - 24, 2016

Sevierville, TN. Its website is here.

Smoky Mountain Challenge
January 2
4-25, 2015
Gatlinburg, TN. Its website is here.

2015 Memphis Challenge

January 23 - 24, 201
6: 10's - 14's.
Janary 30 - 31, 2016.  
15's - 18's
Memphis T
N, Cook Convention Center. The w
ebsite is here.

K-2 "Wilderness in The Smokies" (Power Level)
January 30 - January 31, 2016.
Sevierville, Tennessee.  Its website is here.

The tournament for elite teams is the week before.  For info, scroll up.

Icebreaker Invitational
January 30 - 31, 2016.
Suwanee Sports Academy, Souther Volleyball Center & Peachtree Ridge High.
Its website is here.

was not a Stay-To-Play tournament in 2015.  HOORAY!!

Queen City Classic
February 6 - 7, 2016
Charlotte Convention Center.  It's website is here

This is a StayToPlay tournament, where the tournament decides what hotels you can stay at. 
Yes, you we will be forced to pick from their specific list. 

K-2 "Madness In The Mts" (Lowest Level)
February 6 - 7, 2016
Sevierville, TN. Its website is here.

Myrtle Beach Ball Bash
February 13-14, 2016 (Power Division) 12s - 18s.
Myrtle Beach Sports Center.  Its website is here

Peak Performance Challenge
February 14 - 15, 2015
Indian Trail and Concord, NC (near Charlotte).
None of its websites are working. It's Facebok page is here.

This tournament is not a "StayToPlay" tournament!  I like these people!

Capitol Hill Classic
February 13 - 15, 2016 in Washington DC.
Location: Washington Convention Center. It's website is here.
The tournament website is here. The tournament's Facebook page is here
This has been a "StayToPlay" tournament since 2009.

First Lady's Challenge

February 13 - 15, 2016.
Georgia International Convention Center, near the Atlanta airport
. Its website is here.

Jewel Of The Mountains
February 20-21, 2016. This is an AAU event.
Meadowview Conference Resort & Convention Center, Kingsport TN.
Its website is here.

Beast Of The Southeast
* February 19 - 21, 2016 for 18's, plus it's an 18's National Qualifier.
* February 20 - 21, 2016 for 17's and below.
Georgia International Convention Center

The tournament website is here.

Teams that attended Jr Nationals the year before get first dibs!  
Teams can stay at whatever hotel they wish

Southeast Pre-Qualifier

March 5-6, 2016. Knoxville, TN
Its website is here.
This is not a "StayTo Play" tournament.

South Classic (Power Division)
12 - 13, 2016.

Upstate South Carolina
Most of this in played in Greeneville SC and the surrounding area.
The list of all Pametto Region tournaments is

Peachtree Classic
March 1
2 - 13, 2016.
Atlanta, Ga.  The website is here.

The Shamrock Festival
March 12 - 13, 2
The website is here.

Registration often opens earlier than the posted date and usually fills up within 3 or 4 days.

Southern Youth Festival
March 19 - 20, 2016, only for teams u14 and younger.
It's held at the Suwanee Sports Academy here.
The website is here.

Irish Rumble
March 14 - 15, 2015.
Spookey Nook Sports Center, near Windsor, PA.  It's website is here.

Chattanooga Battleground Explosion
March 19-20, 2016.
Chattanooga, TN. Its website is here

This is not a StayToPlay.  HURRAH!

The Kudzu Classic
April 9 - 10, 2016. It's website is here
At the Southern Volleyball Center, Roswell, Ga.

This is NOT a StayToPlay Tournament.  Sweeeeet! 
Teams can stay at whatever hotel they wish.

Spring Fling
April 18 - 19, 2015.
Spookey Nook Sports Center, Manhiem, PA.  It's website is here

Hi Neighbor
April 16 - 17, 2016
All over Asheville
, NC.   Its website is here.
Registration often begins early, so be ready!  In 2014 StayToPlay was experiemented with, and we were told that they
teams may be given their freedom back in 2015.  Please be aware. 

Old Dominion Region Bid Tournament
April 25-26, 2015
at the Hampton Convention Center

I'm told that each age dvision will probably play on either Sat or Sun, probably not both....just like 2014

The Revolutionary Rumble
April 23-24, 2016
All over Williamburg, Va.
  Its website is here.

Xcel Junior Challenge
April 25-26, 2015
is is the club division weekend for 12s - 18's ! 
Henderson, NC.  Its websi
te is here.


May 7 - 8, 2016.

Sevierville, TN.  The K-2 website is here

Xcel Junior Challenge
May 16 - 17, 2015
This is the open/power
division weekend for 12s - 18's ! 
Henderson, NC.  Its website is here.

Hokie Super Regional
May 23 - 24, 2015 on the Va Tech Campus
The webite is
It's an AAU tournament, which in past years has required AAU membership.

Happy Volley Tournament & Camp
May 22 - 25, 2015.  The website is here.

This is an AAU event.  Girls must be registered with AAU in order to participate.

South Atlantic Championship
May 23 - 25, 2015.   The website is here.
This is a Stay To Play event.

East Coast Championships

May 23 - 25, 2015
David Larence Convention Center, Pittsburgh PA.  That C.C. website is here.
The tournament website is here. The tournament facebook page is here.

Big Bear
May 30 - 31, 2015.  This is an AAU event. 
Gatlinburg, TN. Its website is here.

The Coastal Classic
June 6 - 7, 2015. Myrtle Beach Convention Center
It's website is
Received this from Alex Sing, tournament director:  "Coastal Classic, AAU Super Regional, will be approx $450 with R1 provided."
This is not a "StayToPlay" tournament. 

2016 Mid Atlantic Power League Events

January 30- 31, 2016 in Hampton, Va
March 7-8, 2016 in Raleigh, NC
April 23-24, 2016 in York, Pa
The website is here.

2016 USAV National Qualifers

The entire list of qualifers can be seen here.
Qualifiers are almost all "StayToPlay" events, where teams are forced to stay at a hotel from a specific list.
Unless a team is communting, there is no other choice. 

Colorado Crossroads Qualifier
February 27 - 29, 2016. 
Different ages have different weekends.  I'll post here when I know it.
The website is here.   Its Facebook page is here

Mid East Qualifier

 March 11 - 13, 2016 for all 12's, 13's, 14's and some 15's  
St Louis Convention Center, 701 Convention Plz, St. Louis.

March 18 - 20, 2016 for the other 15's, and all 16's, 17's and 18's.
Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis  

The website is here  Its Facebook page is here.   

Disney Showcase.
March 18 - 20, 2016
Orlando, Florida. The website is here.

Big South Qualifier
March 25 - 27, 2016.
The tournament is usually played at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta:

The Big South website is here.

NorthEast Qualifier (NEQ)
Pennsylvania Convention Center
March 18 - 20, 2016: All 12's, 13's, 14's and 18's.
Also, 15's American & Select.  
March 23 - 27, 2016: All 16's and 17's. Also 15's Open & USA.

The website is here

Lone Star Qualifier
April 16-18, 2016: Ages: 13s, 14s, 15 American and 15 Select.
April 22-24, 2016: Ages: 10s, 11s, 12s, 15 Open, 15 USA, 16s, 17s.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, TX
The website is here.

Northern Light's Qualifier
Jan 29 - 31: 18's Open & 18's USA
April 29 - May 1: All 12's - 17's, plus 18's American & 18 Elite (non qualifying division)
The website is here.  Mnneapolis, MN is all I know. 

USAV Junior Nationals

2016 Junior National Tournament will be held in:
The tournament website is here.

This tournament is only for teams who win their region's Bid Tournament
or do extremely well at one of the National Qualifier above.

Coach Houser's team have qualified for Jr National in 2006, 2009 and 2012!
Here are the 2006 Atlanta pics and here are the 2009 Miami pics,
and here are the pics from our weekend in Columbus OH in 2012!

Coach Houser's stepdaughter, Lauren Clary, qualified with her 17's team, and they played in Salt Lake City in 2005! Touch here to see those pictures.

Junior Nationals is a tournament where only the best teams in the country participate. This is because teams must qualify for it. The location changes every year.

Yes, AAU Nationals in Orlando is also a national tournament, but that's a tournemnt in which any team can play. Not only that, but in AAU you can choose to play in any division you wish: the powerful, the good, the ok, or the "We're here on vacation" division.
To participate in AAU Nationals you must have enough players, all players and coaches be AAU members, and an entry fee.
The tournament is held in Orlando, so that's fun!
Each year there were approximately 1000 teams at AAU Nationals.

2016 AAU Nationals

2016 AAU Junior National Volleyball Champions will be
at the ESPN Wide World of Sports
and the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL.
The 2015 website was here. Maybe the 2016 website will be here.

* Since I can remember, it's been held in Orlando Florida. 
* In 2010, the Roanoke 17's attended. 
* In 2011, Roanoke United 17's and 15's participated.  In 2012, Roanoke United 17's participated.
A team's results are ALWAYS better than their results at Junior Nationals, or even one of the National Qualifiers. 
Yes, for some reason teams from our area often "sand bag" and play in a division so that they can win a lot. I guess that's OK. .