Spiking to success, USA Volleyball Junior Teams are ready to rally for a bid to the national championship.
More than 1,500 young volleyball players in 110 teams will vie for the right to represent their age group at the final event for teams, the Intermountain Bid Qualifier, May 4-5. Players will compete on 30 volleyball courts at six Wasatch front venues.
For these teams in the Power Division of the Intermountain Region, making the bid qualifier is the concluding event before nationals. Champions who made it this far are the best teams across the states. The end goal: National Champion.
The road to the qualifier has been anything but easy. Teams from Boise to St. George have been volleying to the finish since January.
Victors of each age division (12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18-year olds) will hit the court at the 33rd annual USA Volleyball Junior National Championships, previously known as the USA Junior Olympic Girls National Championship June 28-July 7 in Columbus, Ohio.
Pocatello Elite 18s and Club Utah 18 Black are already qualified for the National Championship based on their top-notch performances at a Junior National Qualifier Tournament in Denver, Colorado—Colorado Crossroads.
Volleyball fans have the opportunity to score autographs Friday, May 4, from a new professional women’s volleyball team, Unity, as they scrimmage at the Intermountain Volleyball Training Center. Get your sharpies and Wilson’s ready at 6:30 p.m. before the team plays at 8 p.m.
The Olympics are swiftly approaching and fans can pick their favorites early by following these spandex clad athletes on their climb to the top.