18's Qualifier Info

All of the information listed in this section APPLIES ONLY TO THE 18 OPEN, 18 USA and 18 AMERICAN DIVISIONS and is covered in more detail in USA Volleyball’s Qualifier Manual (2019 Copy). The Manual is a complete guide to the special rules and policies that govern individual participants, teams and tournament directors throughout the Qualifier process. Coaches and directors are responsible for reading and understanding all information provided in the Qualifier Manual.

**Foreign teams are not eligible to participate in the 18 Open, 18 USA and 18 American Divisions at the
Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festiva
l, but they are able to enter 18 Club.**

Qualifier Ethics and Eligibility Information:
The National Qualifiers are part of the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships. Participants, individual or team, may access normal Due Process channels should their eligibility to participate be in question. Procedures, including appeal options, are outlined in the Bylaws of USA Volleyball. Bylaws can be found in the current issue of the USAV Official Guidebook (2018 Copy). The Guidebook is available through Regional Commissioners, from the USA Volleyball National Office, at the Event Championship Desk, and on the USAV website.

Coach Certification: 

All coaches listed on the roster must be IMPACT certified. But at least one coach, with IMPACT or higher certification, must be on the bench with the team at all times.

Penalties for Not Using a Qualifier Bid:


Qualifier Playing Divisions and Bids: 

Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival will host qualifying divisions in the 18 Open, 18 USA and 18 American Divisions. The number of teams we can accommodate in each qualifier division and the number of bids available for that number of teams is outlined in the chart below.


Number of Teams

Number of Bids Expected

18 Open



18 USA



18 American

32 1

Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to adjust the size of a division depending on the number of applications received after the deadline date. 




More information on the following topics is available in the Qualifier Manual (2019 Copy):
• Complete Bid Process and Rules for Priority of Use

• Formats and Pool Play Sequence & Schedules

• Tie Breaking Procedures

• Court Use

• Warm-up Protocol

• Roster Verification procedures

• Team Officiating Duties

• Penalty for Forfeitures

• Awards for each division

• Roster Rules – Frozen and Otherwise

• Foreign individual and Team Participation, Eligibility and Registration

• Officials, Awards, and Protest Committee information

• Arbitrator and Ethics and Eligibility procedures

• Age and Identity Falsification Policy