USA Volleyball Girls’ 18s Junior National Championships
- Dallas, Texas
- Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
- April 21-23
This years USA Volleyball Girls’ 18s Junior National Championships (GJNC18) will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas from April 21-23.
The tournament is expected to bring in over 240 teams of 18-and-under players from around the country. There are five division of play: Open, National, USA, American and Patriot.
After years of conflict at the 18s age level, involving college preparation, recruiting, high school graduation and down time for athletes, USA Volleyball decided to separate the 18s division from the GJNC and move it earlier in the year. They originally were competing in late June, early July with age levels ranging from 11-18 over a 10 day stretch of time.
“The feedback and response has been favorable,” USA Volleyball Senior Director Tom Pingel said, ” This was in response to the wants and needs of the players and their families. It only makes sense to continue with the earlier schedule for the foreseeable future.”
The City of Dallas
Dallas has played host to many past USA Volleyball events. The USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships were held in Dallas in 1998 and 2008. The USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships were also in Dallas in 1998 and 2016. The USA Volleyball Open National Championships have been held in Dallas four times (1960, 1996, 2002 and 2011).
Dallas has also hosted two FIVB World League weekends. As the U.S. Men’s National Team hosted Italy, France and Korea in 2012. Also hosting Russia, Australia and Bulgaria earlier this summer.
About USA Volleyball
USA Volleyball was founded in 1928 and is located in Colorado as an incorporated non-profit organization. It is run by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB).
There are over 325,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide apart of USA Volleyball.
USA Volleyball is committed to making it easy for all to participate in the sport. They are an advocate for all Americans to be offered the same level of opportunity at any level to compete in the sport of volleyball.