Girls Junior National Championships

USAV Girl's Junior National Championships

For more information regarding the Summer GJNC please see the manual below or visit the USA Volleyball website.

All 18 divisions will be held at an earlier date during GJNC 18s. Please see below for more information.

                GJNC Championship Manual
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USA Volleyball Girls' 18s Junior National Championships

Following the changes in 2016, USAV will be moving all 18s divisions to the Spring GJNC. The Open, National, USA, and American divisions of the GJNC will be held TBD (Spring GJNC).

Added to the 18s Championship event in the spring will be a Patriot Division (non-qualifying). Added to the Summer GJNC will be the Continental Division. The possibility of adding a Patriot Division to the Summer GJNC will be discussed at the Annual Meetings in Detroit. The field sizes for each division of the 18s divisions will be as follows:

  • Open: 36 teams – all from National Qualifiers
  • National: 48 teams – all from Regions
  • USA: 48 teams – all from National Qualifiers
  • American: 48-64 teams all from a combination of Regions and National Qualifiers
  • Continental: 12 teams (8 from the United States and 4 International)
  • Patriot: 24-48 – all via open entry process. If space will allow, more teams may be accepted in this division.

Why the change?
Over the past 3 to 5 years, we've seen a steady change in the composition of the Girls' 18-&-Under Divisions at the Girls' Junior National Championships (GJNC). The change has been causing fluctuating rosters, late drops of teams, Regions unable to fill allocated bids and significant changes to team rosters to ensure that the team can follow through on its commitment to participate in the Championships. To try and solve this problem, the USAV National Office, USAV Regions (RVAs) and clubs must all share in adjusting their "Standard Operating Procedures" to allow these athletes, many of which have participated in the GJNC for many years, the opportunity to play in the Championships without over-extending their length of commitment. USAV plans to offer a stand-alone GJNC for this age group beginning in 2016.