Tour Stop Formats

Important Housing Information

This year, the Tour of Texas committee has agreed that only the pre-qualified teams will be able to book their hotels for Tour Stop II and Tour Finals starting Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Any team that qualifies at the 2018 Tour of Texas Qualifier will have to wait until Tuesday, January 16, 2018 to book through EM2 Housing.

Pre-Qualified Teams

Any pre-qualified team that gets bought out, merges with an existing club, or moves to a new club will automatically forfeit their pre-qualified status. A change in team code for any reason will result in that team losing its pre-qualified spot.

If a pre-qualified team chooses not to participate in the Tour of Texas they must email sbagsby@em2sports.com before the Tour Qualifier registration deadline.

The Tour of Texas is mandatory once qualified

This applies to teams that qualify at the Tour of Texas Qualifier; it does not include pre-qualified teams from the previous year. Should a team qualify for the Tour of Texas then choose to drop or not attend either Tour Stop II or Tour Finals, the entire club will be prohibited to place any teams into the Tour of Texas the following year.

Teams may not play up an age division

The Tour of Texas is designed to be an ultra-competitive tournament series.

  • In 2015, 110 of the 144 teams qualified for USAV's GJNC in their respective age group and division
  • In 2016, 123 of the 168 teams qualified for USAV's GJNC. Of those 123 teams, 10 became 2017 National Champions!
  • In 2017, 115 of the 163 teams qualified for USAV's GJNC. 23 of these teams medaled at Nationals, with 5 becoming National Champions!
  • With that said, teams are required to compete in their respective age group.
    January 13–15, 2018
    • 12s–13s in Round Rock, TX
    • 14s–15s in Houston,TX
    • 16s–18s in San Antonio,TX
    • Pre-qualified teams (14s-18s) in San Antonio, TX

    2018 tentative wave times have been posted under Tour Qualifier; Q Schedule/ Results

    Qualification Process

    The 2018 Tour of Texas Qualifier consists of bidding and pre-qualified divisions. Pre-qualified teams are determined by the top 12 finishes at the 2017 Tour of Texas Finals in the 13s - 17s Divisions. Finishes in the bidding divisions will determine the other teams that will qualify for the 2018 Tour of Texas. The rosters submitted at the Tour of Texas Qualifier will be considered frozen for the entirety of the Tour. Any changes to the roster for Stop II or Finals will need to be approved by the Tour of Texas committee.

    Below is the breakdown of the number of teams that will be accepted into the Tour of Texas:

  • The top 16 teams in the 12s division will qualify for the Tour.

  • The top 24 teams in the 13s divisions will qualify for the Tour.
  • The top 12 teams in the 14s, 15s, and 18s divisions will qualify for the Tour along with the 12 pre-qualified teams in each respective division.
  • The top 20 teams in the 16s & 17s division will qualify for the Tour along with the 12 pre-qualified teams.

  • For the 13s - 16s divisions, the next best 12 teams after those teams that qualify for the Tour of Texas will qualify for the Lone Star Championship Series. These 12 teams will be determined by match, set, and point ratio.
    February 3–4, 2018
    • 12s- San Antonio, TX
    • 13s-18s Dallas, TX
    • 2018 wave times will be posted closer to tournament start date.

    March 3–4, 2018
    • All divisions in Houston, TX
    • 2018 wave times will be posted closer to tournament start date.

    Only the players and coaches designated on the final roster submitted at team check-in are allowed to be on the team bench during a match. Any staff on the team bench must be on the team's roster. For example: club directors must be designated as team representative on the team roster in order to sit on the team bench.