Thursday, 23 May 2024

Columbus, Kansas City to Host 2021 National Events

USA Volleyball has made its decision on the hosts for the 2021 Junior National Championships. Columbus, Ohio, and Kansas City, Missouri, have been selected as the venues for these prestigious events.

Columbus Hosting 2021 GJNC18

The Greater Columbus Convention Center will be the stage for the 2021 USA Volleyball Girls 18s Junior National Championship (GJNC18), taking place from April 23-25. This highly anticipated event is expected to attract around 300 teams, nearly 3,000 players, and over 5,000 family and friends from across the country. The competition will feature five age divisions, with champions being crowned in the Open, National, USA, American, and Patriot Divisions.

Columbus has a proven track record of successfully hosting USA Volleyball National Championship events, having hosted four since 2012. The city has welcomed players and spectators with open arms, consistently delivering memorable experiences. The Opens have been held in Columbus on four previous occasions (1930, 1952, 2000, and 2019), establishing the city as a favorite destination for volleyball enthusiasts.

Linda Logan, the executive director of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, expressed the city’s excitement to host the USA Volleyball Girls 18s Junior National Championship. She emphasized Columbus’ rich history of passionate and knowledgeable volleyball fans and their dedication to hosting national volleyball events. The Greater Columbus Convention Center recently hosted the Ohio Valley Region of USA Volleyball’s 2020 American Challenge Tournament, further highlighting the city’s capabilities in organizing successful volleyball events.

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Columbus is an essential stop on the road to the GJNC18, hosting the Ohio Valley Qualifier, a national qualifier into the championship. The city has also hosted other regional-level junior volleyball events where teams compete for a chance to qualify for nationals.

Kansas City Hosting 2021 BJNC

The Kansas City Convention Center will be the venue for the 2021 USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championship (BJNC), taking place from June 30 to July 7. This 42nd annual event is expected to draw almost 550 teams and 6,000 athletes, competing for 16 championships across various age groups from 12-and-under to 18-and-under.

Kansas City has solidified its reputation as a premier host city for junior volleyball events in the last decade. It has a strong volleyball community, including a growing base of boys volleyball enthusiasts. The city’s track record and commitment to volleyball make it a fitting choice for hosting the 2021 Boys Junior Nationals.

Kansas City has previously hosted three USA Volleyball National Championship events. In 1991, it was the site of the USA Volleyball Open National Championship, and in 1993, it hosted both the Girls and Boys Junior National Championships. Additionally, Kansas City has partnered with USA Volleyball to host three National Collegiate Volleyball Federation National Championships in 2012, 2015, and 2017.

Jason Fulvi, President and CEO of Visit KC, expressed pride in Kansas City’s consistent partnership with USA Volleyball and enthusiasm for hosting the Boys Junior National Championship. He emphasized the city’s commitment to providing a high-caliber competition experience and its reputation as a convenient and accommodating destination.

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Kansas City has been a proud host of youth volleyball events in recent years. The city has been the annual home of the Show Me National Qualifier since 2009 and also hosts the KC MLK 18s National qualifier, an important stepping stone to the GJNC18.

FAQs

1. What are the dates of the 2021 Junior National Championships?

The 2021 USA Volleyball Girls 18s Junior National Championship will take place from April 23-25, and the 2021 USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championship will be held from June 30 to July 7.

2. How many teams are expected to participate in each championship?

Approximately 300 teams will compete in the Girls 18s Junior National Championship, and nearly 550 teams are expected to participate in the Boys Junior National Championship.

3. What are the age divisions for each championship?

The Girls 18s Junior National Championship will crown champions in five age divisions: Open, National, USA, American, and Patriot Divisions. The Boys Junior National Championship will have championships decided in age groups from 12-and-under to 18-and-under.

Conclusion

Columbus, Ohio, and Kansas City, Missouri, have been chosen as the hosts for the 2021 Junior National Championships. These cities have a proven history of successfully hosting volleyball events and are ready to welcome players, coaches, and fans from across the country. The USA Volleyball Girls 18s Junior National Championship in Columbus and the Boys Junior National Championship in Kansas City promise to be exhilarating and memorable competitions. Let’s celebrate the athletes and their achievements as they compete for national titles in these fantastic locations.

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