March 31-April 2, 2017

Georgia World Congress Center

285 ANDREW YOUNG INTERNATIONAL BLVD., N.W
ATLANTA, GA 30313

   

Event Information

TEAM REGISTRATION FEE & PROCESS: 
The registration fee for the 2017 event is $810   (Tax included, should any apply).
To register for the Big South, go to the Girl's Team Registration page for details on the complete registration process.

HOTEL REQUIREMENTS: 
This event is a Stay & Play event.  Please read Hotel Information

PLAY LOCATION: 
All divisions, all age groups will be played at the Georgia World Congress Center located at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd., N.W Atlanta, GA 30313.  
Courts will be located in Halls B and C at the GWCC.

PLAYING DIVISIONS & BIDS:
As one of twelve National Qualifiers, Big South will be hosting play and awarding bids in most of the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championship divisions as allowed by USAV.

Divisions & Anticipated Bids
18’s:  Challenge (non-bid) 
17’s:  Open (3 bids), USA (3 bids) and American (1 bid)
16’s:  Open (3 bids), USA (3 bids) and American (1 bid)
15’s:  Open (3 bids), USA (3 bids) and American (1 bid)
14’s:  Open (3 bids), USA (3 bids) and American (1 bid)
13’s:  Open (2 bids) and American (1 bid)
12’s:  National (1 bid) and American (1 bid)

Bids will be offered in accordance with the Qualifier Manual Specifications (2016 Copy).

PARKING INFORMATION:
Click here for parking information at the Georgia World Congress Center. Here you will find where you can purchase parking passes at the GWCC.

 For Bus Parking...
1. Visit www.gwccparking.com
2. Scroll to the bottom and click on Special Bus Parking (Access Code Required) 
3. Select date desired
4. Enter code - bus25 (for daily) or bus30 (for overnight) and click Update 
5. Select quantity and add to cart 
6. Complete purhcase process in cart with credit card
*You can either print the permit or show the attendant the permit on a cell phone*

We have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking for the Big South Qualifier. View real-time availability and pricing at several convenient locations around the Georgia World Congress Center.

Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever. Parking availability is very limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase your parking in advance, if driving.

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TRAINERS & MEDICAL TEAM: 
Global Event Medicine will provide certified trainers and doctors within the playing venue. They will provide services and supplies. Do not wait until the last minute to have your players report to the medical tent to be taped as play will not be delayed.

All coaches are required to have a Medical Release Form for each player with them at all times.

TEAM PRACTICES:
Practice will be allowed in Building B only if the event set up has been completed. The doors will not be open to enter the hall until 4:00pm on Thursday, March 30. Courts are available for 1/2 hour time slots and are on a first come - first served basis. All practices MUST END no later than 8:00pm.

USAV HIGH PERFORMANCE TRYOUTS:There will be a USAV High Performance Tryout taking place on Thursday, March 30.  Please visit the USAV HP page for more information and to register. No one will be allowed on the Convention Center floor prior to 4:00pm.  Tryout registration will take place inside the door at B2. 

EXHIBITORS: 
A variety of vendors and sponsors will have booths at the Big South. Hours of operation are generally from 8:00am to 6:00pm each day of the tournament.  
If you are interested in being an exhibitor at the Big South, please contact:   Jeremy Rubin jeremyrubin21@gmail.com678-637-2443

FOR THE WIN AWARD:The creators of the Big South National Qualifier know the importance sports can have to develop leadership skills, foster teamwork and create discipline with our young athletes.  Therefore, the tournament has created the FOR THE WIN award.  Click here for more information.

SPECTATORS AGREEMENT FOR ENTRY: 
The Big South National Qualifier is a USA Volleyball sanctioned event. By entering the facility, all spectators agree to abide by the following Spectators Code of Conduct as required by USA Volleyball.  Spectators also understand that injury from flying objects incidental to the sport of volleyball may occur at this event and attend at their own risk. Be alert at all times, especially during active play. Children not participating on a team entered in the event must be under the supervision of their parents at all times. The venue is not to be considered an open play area. Open courts and free space within the facility are not designated or designed for general child-play activities and should be used for event related activities only.

PROHIBITED ITEMS: 
We are striving to make our events as enjoyable and safe for all attendees and participants. Therefore, spectators and participants are prohibited from bringing the following items into the Asics Big South National Qualifier:

  • Personal Seats and chairs 
  • Coolers 
  • Personal transportation devices (i.e. hoverboards, skateboards, etc.) 
  • Oversized bags or luggage 
  • Outside food 
  • Weapons of any type 
  • All tobacco products – including e-Cigarettes and vaping products 
  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Loud noise makers 
  • Balloons 
  • Other items as determined by the staff.  

If you are asked to remove an item from the playing facility, you must do so immediately or you will be removed from the event. Please be aware that state laws for the right to carry any of the items listed above into public areas do not apply once you are admitted through the doors of the show. Prohibited items will not be stored by the GWCC or BSQ.