Our 2022 event will return to the weekend before President's day - Saturday thru Monday February 12-14, 2022.
NEW for 2022 - 15 USA Bid Divsion - 4 Bids Tentatively Available
February 12-14, 2022
Late Entry Deadline: January 1, 2022
Final Entry Deadline: February 9, 2022
Final AES Roster Deadline: February 9, 2022
Entry Fee: $725/team - $525/team for 12U - (Additional $50 if after late entry deadline)
Entry Process: Advanced Event Systems (AES) Tourney is listed as 22 Dennis Lafata Boys Bid Classic.
Team Online Check-in: Opens Tuesday February 8, 2022 at 12am. Closes Thursday February 10, 2021 at 5pm CST
Team In-Person Check-in: Thursday February 11, 2022 - 3-9pm CST
There is no late check-in. ALL TEAMS must be checked in before the first day of competition.
First day AM Playing Waves: TBD
First day PM Playing Waves: TBD
Hotel Link will be posted here once available.
Hotels will be continually added.
Contact info for hotels: Scott McQueen, email@example.com or 1-317-839-5222 ext 116
701 Convention Plaza
St Louis, MO 63101
Registered teams may roster up to 15 players, and 3 coaches. Players get in free. Credentials will only be issued for up to 3 rostered coaches. Coaches that appear on multiple rosters will not be issued additional credentials.
Exact Pricing TBD. Baller TV will provide streaming for the event.
A very limited supply of warm-up balls will be provided for warm-up use during the event. First emailed - first reserved. A $300 deposit will be necessary to use a set of 6 balls. A $50 charge for each lost ball will be incurred. The final day to reserve balls is Thursday February 10, 2022 at 5pm. Contact Brittney firstname.lastname@example.org
TBD - Limited courts may be available as we near event.
Here you can link to a field guide for the event. You can find discounts that are offered exclusively for our volleyball attendees only. Safe travels and see you soon: https://explorestlouis.com/capitol-sports-special-offers/
Boys 18s Open Division – 4 Open Bids – Min 18 teams
Boys 18s USA Division – 5 USA Bids – Min 22 teams
Boys 17s Open Division – 4 Open Bids – Min 18 teams
Boys 17s USA Division – 5 USA Bids – Min 22 teams
Boys 16 Open Division – 4 Open Bids – Min 18 teams
Boys 16 USA Division – 5 USA Bids – Min 22 teams
Boys 15 Open Division – 3 Open Bids – Min 14 teams
NEW for 2022 - Boys 15 USA Division - Proposed 4 Bids - Min 18 teams
Boys 14 Open Division – 3 Open Bids – Min 14 teams
Boys 14 USA Division – 4 USA Bids – Min 18 teams
Clubs/Teams may choose to check their teams in online to save time. A representative of the team will still need to stop by the Convention Center Friday February 11, 2022 between 3-9pm (CST) to pickup coach wristbands and sign off on bid intent. Teams that check-in online are doing so with the knowledge that they may NOT make any updates to their rosters once online check-in is complete without a $25 penalty.
Online Check in Opens 12:00am Tuesday February 8, 2022
Online Check in Closes 5:00pm (CST) Thursday February 10, 2022
In-Person Team Credential pick-up: Friday February 11, 2021 - 3-9pm (CST) Teams that experience last minute changes after completing online check-in will need to manually update their roster at championship desk and pickup credentials between 3-9pm in the Convention Center.
There is no late check-in. ALL TEAMS must complete check-in either online or make final changes in-person on Friday February 11, 2022 between 3-9pm.
Molten - Official Ball Sponsor
There are spots for college coaches to attend - just register within University Athlete.
The National Referee Clinic will not be offered this 2021 season. It will likely return for the 2022 event.
The 21-22 international documents will be posted when then become available from USAV. Below are the documents for the 20-21 season for foreign teams to have an idea of what their process will be.
The first three forms below outline the policies and procedures to be completed by foreign teams that wish to participate in this Boys Bid Event. The last two forms are part of the paperwork to be filled out and returned to our Region office, along with additional required forms for each player and coach. Forms may be scanned/PDF'd and emailed to Linus Shyu at email@example.com. Insurance Fees may be paid online - requests may be electronically invoiced.
Forms and fees may also be mailed to:
Gateway Region Volleyball
5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd. Suite 265
Hazelwood, MO 63042