The 2016 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships will be held in Indianapolis beginning June 25th, where more than 15,000 girl volleyball players ages 12 to 18 will compete. Competition will once again be played on Sport Court® playing surfaces, which have transformed the sport of volleyball to allow for concurrent match play in a convention center setting.
Sport Court will provide 60 Sport Court Maple Select courts and will add an Indianapolis 500 racing theme to the tournament with a custom black, pink, and gray championship court at the Indiana Convention Center. The USA Volleyball GJNC tournament featuring Sport Court volleyball courts will transform the convention center into a hub of competitive volleyball for more than 6,000 players on over 1,200 teams and a cumulative total of 30,000 spectators.
Adding to the summer of 2016 USA Volleyball takeover, the Boys' Junior National Championships will also be played on Sport Court surfaces beginning Sunday, June 29 at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX with an estimated 2,500 matches to be played by more than 5,000 players on over 500 teams, representing a record level of participation.
“USA Volleyball and other elite volleyball organizations have commented on Sport Court’s positive impact on the sport of volleyball. Since Sport Court volleyball courts have been used to create convention center tournaments participation in the sport for girls and women has increased,” said Ron Cerny, CEO, Connor Sport Court International.
Sport Court, a division of Salt Lake City-based Connor Sport Court International, has been the Official flooring partner to USA Volleyball since 1989. Sport Court has helped transform the sport of volleyball to allow major tournaments to host games on multiple courts that are easy to install and provides a surface with increased cushion and lateral movement for players. Sport Court has also helped decrease volleyball injuries and exponentially increase general participation and exposure to college coaches for top players.