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Oct 1, 2022

REGISTRATION OPENS

Dec 16, 2022

 REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Dec 27, 2022

ONLINE SCHEDULE POSTED

TBD

RECRUITING SHOWCASE
TEAM
CHECK-IN
WRISTBANDS

TBD

DAY 1
11's-18's
AM / PM WAVES

TBD

DAY 2
11's-18's
AM / PM WAVES

Team Check In

For your convenience this season, we have partnered with BallerTV to provide coverage of the 2022 Countdown City Classic. You may subscribe and watch matches if you are not able to attend the event. 

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Schedule will be posted on or before
12-27-2022

Schedule/Results

Countdown City Classic

Two Day Girls Juniors Volleyball Tournament
Ages 11-18
Two Divisions per Age Group
TBD for 2022
San Antonio, Texas

Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center
900 East Market StreetSan Antonio, TX 78205

**All teams will play at least one day at the convention center. Force Sports Center (7218 N Loop 1604 E, SA, TX 78233) will also be used as a secondary site.


Registration Information
College Showcase Information

College Coaches Showcase


Our FOURTH annual College Coaches Showcase will be held the night before the event in 2022-TBD, held in conjunction with our FOURTH annual Countdown City Classic.

Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center - 
900 East Market Street, 
San Antonio, TX 78205
 
This showcase will be open to ages 14-18 and will allow players to come train with College Coaches and get college experience and exposure at the same time.

Showcase Dates for 2022 are TBD.
BUT times will be (split by graduation year)

3p-5p: 2024/2025
5-7p: 2023/2026/2027



**Recruiting seminar to be held
(included for all showcase attendees) from 4-5p OR 5-6p for both sessions**

Price per Player will be $129 *Schools committed will be listed below
More will be committing throughout December 2022
Schools will be attending virtually or in person based on dead period rules.

NO REFUNDS
 

2021 Countdown Medalists

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Venue

Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center
900 East Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

**All teams will play at least one day at the convention center. Force Sports Center (7218 N Loop 1604 E, SA, TX 78233) will also be used as a secondary site.

Schedule/Results

Parking Information

All parking for event can be found downtown at exterior convention lots. prices per day range from $10-$25 per vehicle per day.  Self park lots and Valet parking at hotels will be more expensive.

Guest Wristbands

No Advanced Online Pre-Sale
Date TBD for 2022
Pre-sale Wristband available the day before the event @:

HBG Convention Center
3pm-7pm

On-site purchase during two day event available as well 7a-9p both days.

Two-Day

Adults $20
Student $15
Senior $15

Daily

Adults $12
Student $10
Senior $10
Cash only, no credit cards accepted.
Kids age 5 and under are free.

Things to Do:

Shopping:
San Antonio Riverwalk
La Contera
Quarry
Theme Parks:
Sea World
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Schlitterbahn Waterpark (New Braunfels)
Points of Interest:
Alamo (historical mission)
San Antonio Zoo
Botanical Garden
 

Stay to Save Hotels

Stay to Save is a USAV policy that requires all teams and attendees to book their hotel rooms through the tournament specifically in order to compete in the tournament. The housing department of our tournament negotiates discounted rates at the best hotels in the area so that registered participants can attend the event for a low price. By booking a room through the tournament directly, you not only get the best deal on a hotel room, but you also help lower the costs of tournament fees for everyone. 

Instructions for Booking a Room:

To reserve a room for the Countdown City Classic, you can access a list of hotels using the information provided below. You will find a list of hotels along with a link for an easy booking experience. If you have any issues or concerns you can contact the hotel directly using the contact information provided. You may also email Evan Case at evan@saforce.net if you have additional questions. You will be able to send out information to the parents at your club in order to have each of them book their rooms individually under their own name and credit card. Hotel reservations will open on October 1st, 2022. For reservations larger than 40 please contact Evan Case at evan@saforce.net

HOTELS:

Please note: hotels will have listed dates as check in the night before the event starts and check out on the second day of the event.

 

Hotels will be open for booking on October 15th, 2022

Grand Hyatt

600 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Marriott River Center

101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Hilton Palacio Del Rio

200 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

The Westin Riverwalk

420 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Drury Hotels Plaza

105 S St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Breakfast Included

Drury Hotels Inn & Suites

201 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Breakfast Included

La Quinta Inn & Suites

303 Blum St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Breakfast Included

Sheraton Gunter Hotel

205 East Houston Street San Antonio, TX 78205

Exhibitors

Countdown City Classic Exhibitor Application will be posted here when available. 


Why exhibit with us? 

 

  • We are one of the largest HBG Convention Center events!

  • More than 340 teams participating

  • Expectation of more than 12,000 patrons

 
Joining our Exhibitor Alley includes:

  • Two exhibitor badges for tournament entry

  • Vendor spaces will be filled on a 'first come, first serve' basis

 

How to Become an Exhibitor

For any questions regarding the vendor application process, please contact Jamie Blair (tournament director) at jamie@saforce.net

Below you will find a link with a PDF copy of our Exhibitor Application. If you are interested in becoming an Exhibitor at our THIRD annual Countdown City Classic on December 30/31, 2021, please fill out the form and scan a copy to jamie@saforce.net

EXHIBITOR APPLICATION

TEAM CHECK IN

There will be no team check-in or rosters required. Team coaches will just need to stop by the team check in table and pick up coach credentials in the convention center lobby next to the spectator wristband purchase tables. This can be done during advance pre-sale of spectator wristbands or the first day of the event on the way to first match.

  • TBD-2022 (night before event) HBG Convention Center FOYER

    • 3pm -  7pm *Times & locations subject to change 

  • TBD-2022 (Day 1 of event) HBG Convention Center FOYER

    • 7a-4p *Times & locations subject to change

  • Check-in for coaches playing at Force Sports Center can take place @ FSC prior to play on Day 1

CONTACT

Evan Case

Tournament Director &

Housing Contact

Evan@saforce.net

210-323-0181

(SA Force Office)

Mike Carter

Tournament Director

gmikec@gvtc.com

210-573-4827

(Alamo Office)

Jamie Blair

Tournament Director

jamie@saforce.net

210-323-0181 

(SA Force Office)

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