Event Info - SVT's Southeast 18s Qualifier & Invitational - SEQ


Divisions
Description Entry FeeTeamsMax Teams
112 Open$495.00 16
213 Open$495.00 16
314 Open$495.00 24
414/15 Power$495.00 12
515 Open$495.00 20
616 Open$495.00 24
716/17 Power$495.00 16
817 Open$495.00 24
918 American$825.00 32
1018 Liberty$825.00 24
1118 Open$825.00 24
1218 USA$825.00 32
Event Details
SVT's Southeast 18s Qualifier & Invitational - SEQ
National Qualifier - Girls
USAV
Southern (SO)
Southern Volleyball Tournaments
GICC and Tsunami
Georgia International Convention Center and Tsunami Volleyball
Atlanta
30337
Georgia
United States of America (USA)
http://www.southeastqualifier.com
briana@southernvolleyball.com
Dates

****** All dates and times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)******

2/24/2023
2/26/2023
9/27/2022
2/2/2023
$0.00
2/2/2023
[ ]
[x]
2/20/2023
2/20/2023
$0.00
Requirements
No
Event Information

When you register a team, their status for this event will be “pending”.  It will be changed to “accepted” once we have received your registration fee and your hotel obligation has been met. Teams are not guaranteed acceptance until they have completed both the payment and hotel requirements. If teams do not complete these requirements, they may be placed on the wait list. This is a Stay and Play event. We will be using Team Travel Source to handle all hotel reservations. Refunds requested on or after October 15, 2022, will be subject to a $150 service fee. No refunds will be given on or after January 1, 2023.

 

Hotel Registration open date: October 15, 2022. Questions regarding hotels? Email Denise: denise@southernvolleyball.com

This Atlanta tradition, back for its 16th year, Southeast Qualifier (SEQ) - formerly known as Beast of the Southeast regularly attracts over 200 college coaches. SEQ is an invitational tournament for 17's and under open divisions and a USAV National Qualifier for the 18-Open, 18-USA, 18-Liberty and 18-American divisions. If the division you're interested in is full and you would like to be waitlisted, contact briana@southernvolleyball.com

 

 

18’s Specific Information

SEQ will, again, be a National Qualifier for the 18-Open, 18-USA, 18-Liberty, and 18-American divisions. Thus, for the 18s:

  • It is not necessary to be invited. If you want to attend, simply register using the link to the left. Registration opens September 27, 2022

  • It will be a three-day National Qualifier (Friday 2/24 to Sunday 2/26)

  • Based on last year's registration numbers, we expect 3 bids to the USAV National Championship tournament will be awarded in the 18 Open division; 3 bids will be awarded in 18 USA; 2 bids in the 18 Liberty and 1 in the 18 American division.

  • Per USAV guidelines, bids may not be awarded to a team lower than 8th place

  • For more information about National Qualifiers and the National Championship Tournament for 18’s division, please visit the TEAM USA website

  • Order of strength: Open, USA, Liberty, American

     

 

17’s and Below Information (General)

SEQ is a two-day invitational tournament for 17’s and below open divisions. Invitations have been extended and we expect the field to fill by the end of summer. However, it is possible that a few registered teams may drop, so it is important to be on the wait list if you would like to come but are not currently registered. Contact briana@southernvolleyball.com in this event.

SEQ has traditionally been able to attract most of the best teams from throughout the Southeast–from Louisiana, Memphis, D.C., Raleigh, Miami and every significant market in between. And owing to its National Qualifier status, we now attract clubs from all over the U.S.

 

 

Recruiting

Historically we have nearly 200 college coaches scouting 15’s and above on GICC’s 28 courts.  We ask that coaches stop by the registration desk, where they will be given a (free) wristband in exchange for their registering with us.  The tournament is University Athlete-friendly.

 

 

Coaches Meeting

There will be no coaches meeting at this tournament. Rather, we welcome you to review the tournament website: www.southeastqualifier.com.

 

 

Wrist Bands

Coach wristbands will be given to a Coach or Team Representative at check in. The only way to remove them once they are properly put on is to cut them off.

Coach and spectator wristbands must be worn all three days of the tournament and MUST BE WORN ON THE WRIST.  Wristbands that are put on backpacks, purses, or bags will be rejected by security and may require you to purchase an additional wristband for entry.  Lost wristbands are not replaced for free; a new wristband must be purchased in this situation.

Teams are given wristbands for up to three coaches on every roster.  Staff members who are displayed on multiple rosters will only be issued one wristband for the tournament. Team Representatives and Chaperones are not given wristbands.

 

Venues

All 18s qualifier divisions will be playing at the Georgia International Convention Center (“GICC”), located near Atlanta’s airport — NOT to be confused with Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta.  The GICC location will eliminate the need for college coaches or out-of-town teams to rent vans and cars and will likewise knock an hour or more off each leg of the trip.

U12-U17 divisions will be at either GICC or Tsunami Volleyball's facility. Locations will be announced mid-October

 

 


18’s Qualifier (2/24-2/26) | GICC : 2000 Convention Center Pkwy, College Park, GA 30337

From South of Atlanta (via I-75):

Take I-75N towards Atlanta. Take I285W  toward Montgomery/Domestic. Merge onto I-85N. Take Camp Creek Parkway exit 72 toward Air Cargo. Merge onto Camp Creek Pkwy (go for .41m). Merge onto US-29 S (go for .56m). Turn right onto Gateway Blvd. (go .06m). Take 1st right onto Convention Center Concourse (go .12m). Arrive at destination.

From South of Atlanta (via I-85):

Take I-85N towards Atlanta. Exit GA 279 (go for .97m). Turn left onto Old National Hwy (go for .36m). Turn right onto Sullivan Rd. (go for .02m). Take 1st left onto W Point Ave (go for 1.56m) Turn left onto Lesley Dr. (go .03m). Take the first right onto Roosevelt Hwy (go .17m). Turn left onto Gateway Blvd (go .05m. Turn right onto Convention Center Concourse (go .12m). Arrive at your destination.

From North of Atlanta (via I-85)

Take I-85S towards Atlanta. Exit at Camp Creek Pkwy (exit 72). Merge onto Airport Blvd (.33m). Take the Camp Creek Parkway ramp (.3 m). Merge onto Camp Creek Pkwy/GA-6 (.15m). Merge onto US-29s/GA-139/GA-14 (for .56m). Turn right onto Gateway Blvd. (for .06m). Take the 1st right onto Convention Center Concourse.

From I75 (North of Atlanta):

Take I-75 towards Atlanta. Merge onto I-85S towards Montgomery. Exit at Camp Creek Pkwy (exit 72). Merge onto Airport Blvd (.33m). Take the Camp Creek Parkway ramp (.3 m). Merge onto Camp Creek Pkwy/GA-6 (.15m). Merge onto US-29s/GA-139/GA-14 (for .56m). Turn right onto Gateway Blvd. (for .06m). Take the 1st right onto Convention Center Concourse.

From East of Atlanta (via I-20):

Take I-20W towards Atlanta. Merge onto I-85S towards Montgomery. Exit at Camp Creek Pkwy (exit 72). Merge onto Airport Blvd (.33m). Take the Camp Creek Parkway ramp (.3 m). Merge onto Camp Creek Pkwy/GA-6 (.15m). Merge onto US-29s/GA-139/GA-14 (for .56m). Turn right onto Gateway Blvd. (for .06m). Take the 1st right onto Convention Center Concourse.

From West of Atlanta (via I-20):

Take I-20E towards Atlanta. Merge onto I-85S towards Montgomery. Exit at Camp Creek Pkwy (exit 72). Merge onto Airport Blvd (.33m). Take the Camp Creek Parkway ramp (.3 m). Merge onto Camp Creek Pkwy/GA-6 (.15m). Merge onto US-29s/GA-139/GA-14 (for .56m). Turn right onto Gateway Blvd. (for .06m). Take the 1st right onto Convention Center Concourse.

 

 

 

Hotel Accommodations

This is a Stay and Play event. We will be using Team Travel Source again this season to handle all hotel reservations. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to our scheduling coordinator, Denise Corrigan, at denise@southernvolleyball.com.

 

Rosters

Please ensure that your rosters are uploaded onto AES a week prior to the tournament. We will have printed copies for you to review and sign upon check-in.  Make sure your 18’s are safe sport certified, coaches are background checked, etc.

 

Parking

$10/day (no in/out privileges) at GICC; Free at Tsunami Volleyball Center.

 

Artificial Noise

No speakers, radios, air horns, bells or the like will be permitted in the gym.

 

Seating

GICC: There will be no personal chairs permitted inside the facility. Seating will be provided.

 

Departure Flights

All we can tell you this far out — when registrations are still coming in and we don’t even know the size of the field — is the following:

  • The last match will be scheduled to conclude not later than 4 p.m.

  • The venue is connected to the airport.  You can finish a match, take the sky train and be at the check-in gate in 15 minutes.

  • Sometimes a few of the courts run behind — occasionally by as much as an hour

  • THEREFORE…. we think everyone will be safe in scheduling flights that depart 7:30 p.m. or later.

However, use your best judgement as we are not responsible for missed flights. There will be a $500 fine for a forfeited match.

 

Athletic Trainers

Athletic trainers will be on site from about 7:00 a.m. through the close of competition.  If you need to have your ankles wrapped you will need to bring your own tape.

 

Winners Invited to SEQ 2024

Winners of this tournament receive a Champion’s Exemption-an automatic invitation to the 2024 Southeast Qualifier

 

Check In

Teams competing at GICC are able, but not required, to check in the evening prior to competition commencing. We will man the registration desk from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday evening for that purpose.  If checking in the night prior to competition presents a hardship due to travel schedules or other reasons, teams competing in the a.m. wave may check in from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. the day of Friday, and teams in the p.m. wave may check in from noon until 3:30 p.m on Friday. U12-U17 teams may check in from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Saturday and from noon until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Teams competing at Tsunami are to check in the morning (or afternoon, as the case may be) of competition.

 

Warm-up Volleyballs

If you need to reserve volleyballs, please contact Denise: denise@southernvolleyball.com. We have a limited number of volleyballs to rent, so if you will need them, please reach out ASAP.

 

Food & Beverages

The GICC will not allow food, coolers, etc. to be brought into the building. A wide variety of food and snacks will be available at GICC’s concession stand as well as various food booths.

There will be no food tables at Tsunami. We ask all athletes to pack food and beverages within their backpacks while in the facility.

 

Any other questions?

Please contact the appropriate party with any other questions you may have.

Tournament Registration & Scheduling: Briana Johnson, briana@southernvolleyball.com, 404-683-9494

Housing Information: Denise Corrigan, denise@southernvolleyball.com, 678-386-9766

On-site Questions or Issues: Phil Teknipp, phil@southernvolleyball.com, 440-413-7911