When:
March 29, 2024 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
2024-03-29T08:00:00-07:00
2024-03-29T22:00:00-07:00
Where:
HUB Sports Center
Contact:
April Stark
509-993-3482
REGISTRATION

All registration is done online, through SportWrench.  If you do not already have a club account on SportWrench, please do so ASAP and create your teams so you’re ready to go for Saturday. 

Registration opens October 1st @ 8 am PST.

Prior to the tournament, your complete roster MUST be verified by USAV through their registration/database system.

All adults on the roster must have CURRENT background checks, and be SafeSport certified. Deadlines for rosters will be posted as the tournament approaches, and emails will be sent to the address entered in the SportWrench account for the team with important information and reminders.

TEAM ENTRY INFORMATION

Registration will open in October 2023.

Team entry fees are $1000 for all teams, except 11 National –this division is $600 per team.

No refunds will be given after January 1, 2024. Once a team has paid and submitted hotel information, acceptance will be noted in SportWrench if space is available. If space is not available, teams will be notified via email of an alternate opening, or will be placed on a waitlist. 

IMPACT CERTIFICATION

All coaches must be IMPACT certified in order to participate in a National Qualifier. There will be no IMPACT clinic available, so please take care of this prior to arrival.

REFEREE/SCOREKEEPER CERTIFICATION

All teams must provide a certified scorekeeper, R2 (rostered adult), and two linespersons for each match that they officiate.

During a team’s officiating duties, an adult listed on their roster must be AT THE SCORE TABLE during the entire match.

FORMAT

This tournament is one of USA Volleyball’s national qualifying tournaments and is governed by the rules set forth by them. It is a mandated 3-day tournament.

In the USA. Liberty, National & American divisions, the first two days are pool play, with the third being single-elimination bracket play. (Depending on the size of the field, some adaptations may be made to accommodate odd numbers.) In the Open divisions, challenge matches may follow pool play on the first two days, and some brackets may participate in pool play on the final day. *Typically AM Wave begins at 8:00am, PM at 3:00 pm.

Bids to the GJNC are awarded in every division at the PNQ, so foreign teams are not allowed to participate.

All Open bids are determined by the number of teams in the division. The Qualifier Manual has this information.

Please click here for the 2024 Girls National Championship Manual for more information on number of bids, priority of bid use, trickle down process, etc. **TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES

Since it cannot be determined where a team will finish, teams should not plan to travel until the evening on the third day of play. No match is scheduled later than 3 pm on the final day. **It is recommended that airline tickets be scheduled no earlier than 5:30 pm.

*No roster changes may be made once a team has commenced play.*

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

All teams requiring lodging must stay in a PNQ Partner Hotel and book through our housing partner, THS.  Hotel reservations will open in October 2023. In order to be able to secure hotels, your payment must have been RECEIVED.  If this hasn’t been completed, your team will not show up in the pull-down menu on THS.

CHECK-IN

All teams are required to check in. All teams must complete the ONLINE CHECK-IN.  Failure to do so may disqualify your team from the tournament. 

We also ask that ALL TEAMS still send a team rep to the check-in at the Doubletree Hotel (next to the Convention Center) from 6-9 pm the night before your event begins to pick up player bag tags, head coach’s gift, AND coaches’ wristbands.  **This is new this year and a requirement by USAV in accordance with the MAAPP and SafeSport guidelines.  All coaches must wear these bracelets while on the bench.  You will receive your wristband at check-in, and you need to wear it all three days.  We have done it before and they are pretty bulletproof, but if you do destroy yours, please bring the broken one to your tournament desk and they will replace it.

There will be no coaches’ meeting. All information will be provided to you during the check-in process.  Medical release forms for ALL players should be accessible to coaches AT ALL TIMES during your stay at PNQ.  By signing your roster, the team attests that these forms will be available in either print or digital form and carried by a representative of the team.  

NO STAFF MEMBER OR PLAYER WILL BE ALLOWED TO PLAY WITHOUT A CURRENT USAV #.  A roster will be provided during the check-in process, but the person checking the team in should have a copy of the team’s roster in case there is a discrepancy. Additionally, the person checking the team in will become the “team representative” and “signing agent” and will attest that the information is correct.

QUALIFIER MANUAL

Make sure to download the current Girls National Championship Manual, so that you are familiar with the following Qualifier topics and other tournament protocol:

· bid process and rules
· entry acceptance processes and criteria
· formats and play sequence
· warm-up protocol
· team responsibilities
· penalty for forfeitures
· awards for each division
· coaching certification requirements
· tie-breaking procedures
· roster rules (frozen and otherwise)

PLAYING SITES/WAVES – *all sites/waves subject to change
**current number of bids
Week 1 Schedules

11 National:  AM Wave – Spokane Convention Center – **1

12 American:  PM Wave – Spokane Convention Center– **1

12 USA:  AM Wave – Spokane Convention Center– **2

12 National:  AM Wave – Spokane Convention Center– **1

13 American:  AM Wave – Spokane Convention Center– **1

13 LIberty:  PM Wave – Spokane Convention Center– **2

13 USA:  PM Wave – Spokane Convention Center– **1

13 Open:  AM Wave – The Podium– **1

18 American:  PM Wave – The Podium- **1

18 Liberty:  PM Wave – The Podium- **2
18 USA:  AM Wave – The Podium- 
**3

18 Open:  AM Wave – The Podium- **2

Week 2

15 American:  PM Wave – Spokane Convention Center- **1

15 Liberty:  PM Wave – HUB Sports Center- **2

15 USA:  PM Wave – Eastern Washington University- **3

15 Open:  AM Wave – Spokane Convention Center– **1

16 American:  PM Wave – The Podium– **1

16 Liberty:  AM Wave – The Podium & Spokane Convention Center– **2

16 USA:  AM Wave – Spokane Convention Center– **3

16 Open:  AM Wave – The Podium– **2

17 American:  AM Wave – HUB Sports Center– **1

17 Liberty:  AM Wave – Eastern Washington University– **2

17 USA:  PM Wave – Spokane Convention Center– **3

17 Open:  AM Wave – Spokane Convention Center– **2

Week 3

14 American:  PM Wave – The Podium- **1

14 Liberty:  AM Wave – The Podium- **2
14 USA:  PM Wave – The Podium- 
**2

14 Open:  AM Wave – The Podium- **1

 

PARKING INFORMATION

HUB Sports Center is currently in the process of expanding our complex which has affected our overflow parking lot. We have 220 paved parking spots in our lot and an additional 100 spots in our makeshift overflow lot located in the northwest corner of our lot. Attached is a map. We are asking everyone to please park appropriately in our lot and do not park in non-parking spots. We encourage you to carpool where you can.
Please also make sure to not park in the Blue Compass RV and Camping World parking lots. These are for their customers only and you will be towed.
Thank you for your patience as we complete our construction.