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Bids to USAV Girls Junior Nationals

As we near the end of the season, our traveling teams inevitably look towards the annual Girls USAV National Championships (GJNC). At that event, eight different age divisions (18s, 17s, 16s, 15s, 14s, 13s, 12s and 11s) are hosted.

As many as seven different  skill divisions are offered across the age divisions. In order, those are:  OPEN, NATIONAL, USA, LIBERTY, AMERICAN, FREEDOM and PATRIOT.  The chart attached to the right describes which Skill Levels are offered in each of the Age Divisions. 

There are three paths to get to the GJNC: 1) Qualify at one of the  Junior National Qualifiers (JNQs) that take place across the country. 2) Qualify at regional Bid-Qualifying tournaments (RQs), or 3) Pay-to-Play in the Patriot Division. Most of you are familiar with items 1 and 3 above, so let's turn to item 2, the Regional Qualifiers.

USAV grants each region a certain number of bids in each of three skill levels: National, American and Freedom.  The RMR is a "mid-sized" Region, so we get ONE bid in each of those three divisions for 14s-18s.  Remember that not all age groups play in all divisions, so we get ONE bid in National and ONE bid in American for 12s-13s and ONE bid in National for 11s.

We take great pride in hosting our Zelinkoff Bid Tournament, March 16-17 for all bids for all age groups.  

Of course, teams might participate in several JNQs and/or IQs during their season. As they get better, and win at ever-higher levels, the bids they win are "passed down" through a process we call "bid progression." It can be challenging to track all the progression moves through the spring, and so we publish "Bid Standings" for our RMR teams HERE.

Talk to your Coach or Club Director for more information about this important process, or send your question to:

Which Divisions play at Girls Junior Nationals?

What regional bids can be earned at RMR ZBT?

18s-1 National, 1 American, 1 Freedom

17s-1 National, 1 American, 1 Freedom

16s-1 National, 1 American, 1 Freedom

15s-1 National, 1 American, 1 Freedom

14s-1 National, 1 American, 1 Freedom

13s-1 National, 1 American

12s-1 National, 1 American

11s-1 National

Where and When does the '24 GJNC play?

18s-Baltimore, Maryland-April 26-28

17s-Las Vegas, Nevada-July 3-6

16s-Las Vegas, Nevada-July 3-6

15s-Las Vegas, Nevada-July 8-11

14s-Las Vegas, Nevada-July 8-11

13s-Dallas, Texas-June 21-24

12s-Dallas, Texas-June 21-24

11s-Dallas, Texas-June 21-24

USA Volleyball Indoor Rules 23-25

Chapter 1 of the USAV Rules stipulates playing dimensions and conditions. Additionally the rules mandate safety requirements such as pole and referee-stand padding, minimum clearances, as well as lighting and temperature standards.

How To Access the USAV Learning academy

This article demonstrates how to navigate with your private Sportsengine account, to reach the USAV Academy. There students can learn about officiant, coaching and more. The Academy offers "ENROLLMENTS" which are mandatory courses for credit, as associated with your specific role (coach, referee, student athlete, etc) Also offered is the "Course Catalog." There you can study almost any topic you'd like, just for fun and education!

Player Opportunities (Girls teams)

Still need a team? These clubs still have spots available that you might try out for.

Inclement Weather Policy

The RMR does not dictate whether teams or participants should or should not travel during inclement weather or under any other unsafe condition. Club/Team/Personal travel to any RMR event is always at your own risk and expense. Safety first!


That said, we rarely cancel events. In the event that interstate highways are closed, or if gyms are closed by their school districts or owners, we publish these closures both at the RMR Home Page, and directly to all involved TEAM COACHES, via the TM2 email system.


In the event that a team is running late or cannot attend, it is the responsibility of the Team Coach or Representative to notify the RMR as early as possible. We can be reached by text at our office cell phone 303-584-0376. 


Weather-related cancellations may be eligible for refund if highway closure is corroborated by State Highway Patrol. Cancellations for any other reason substantially affect all attending teams, and are therefore not eligible for refund, and may be subject to fines or other club sanction.



NCAA Eligibilty Center-College Bound Athletes

**this is one of the most important websites for all players/parents who want to play in college to know inside and out

Resources for Athletes


Below you will find several resources for your athletes if they want to know more about volleyball, why play for USA Volleyball or the 



Award Pins

What is new about pins this year? 

This year pins aren't marked as a specific power. Instead, we offer 5 or 6 different types of pins that you will have a chance to earn throughout the season. We want to give everyone the opportunity to collect as many pin designs as you can!

How do I get my pin?   

Pins will be located at all venues throughout the season. After you have won your division, please find the tournament director. They will let your team choose from among the available designs!

What if I won, but forgot to grab my pin?

In the event that you cannot find the site director and do not receive pins for the team, please contact for assistance. 

Now it is your turn to compete for a chance to earn all the pins!

U.S. Center for SafeSport


 The U.S. Olympic Committee  announced the  members of the Board of Directors. I have included a link to the press release below. I hope to have more updates for you soon. Thank you for your continued support of the USA Volleyball SafeSport Program.


23-24 Statement and information from Safesport

USA Volleyball is required on an annual basis to communicate with all adult members the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) and How to Report misconduct mechanisms.   The Center created a shortened version of the MAAPP called MAAPP at a Glance which captures the key components of the MAAPP.  If you wish to read the full MAAPP, please click on the second link below.

MAAPP at a Glance


All adult participants of USA Volleyball are mandatory reporters of abuse.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport has exclusive jurisdiction over allegations of Sexual Misconduct.  To report sexual misconduct, please click the following link to report directly to the U.S. Center for SafeSport

Report a Concern | U.S. Center for SafeSport (

To report any other form of Misconduct including Physical and Emotional misconduct (such as bullying, hazing harassment), retaliation, violations of the MAAPP, or any other violations of the SafeSport Code, you may file a concern with USA Volleyball at the following link:

USAV Incident Reporting Form (

In addition, the U.S. center for SafeSport offers SafeSport training for parents and minor athletes free of charge.  These courses can be taken at the link below:

U.S. Center for SafeSport (



This page offes guidance regarding SafeSport issues and how to report. It also offers a "REPORT A CONCERN" link, as well as a REPORT phone number.



SafeSport Helpline Access

Have questions about Safesport and the types of concerns that are addressed by the Safesport program?  The HelpLine link above, or the phone number below, give you access to safeSport resources. These tools can guide you if you have a concern that may merit being reported.

 Phone: 866-200-0796 (open 24 hours


USA Volleyball Safe Sport 


The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Volleyball. USA Volleyball has ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct.

This includes not only on-court safety, but also off-court safety in any part of USA Volleyball’s programs. USA Volleyball is committed to creating safe and fun environments for youth. This includes, but not limited to, providing training, educational materials and resources for our regions, clubs, coaches, parents and athletes.


Questions about Safesport?

For questions about the Safesport program and its implementation in the Rocky Mountain Region, please contact Executive Director Keith Murlless. (

This "safesportquestions" email address is for program inquiries; it is not the emergency reporting line To make a report, contact local authorities and Safesport directly, at the contact points posted above.