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Oct 1, 2020

REGISTRATION OPENS

Dec 18, 2020

 REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Dec 30, 2020

ONLINE SCHEDULE POSTED

Jan 1, 2021

TEAM
CHECK-IN
WRISTBANDS

Jan 2, 2021

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

Jan 3, 2021

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

 

For your convenience this season, we has partnered with BallerTV to provide coverage of the 2021 Countdown City Classic. You may subscribe and watch matches if you are not able to attend the event. Click this link for more information and to sign up. https://www.ballertv.com/events/2-1-0-countdown-city-classic

 

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UPDATES AND REMINDERS

COVID PROTOCOL:

  • Hands will be sanitized upon entry and exit by everyone!

  • Masks will be worn at all times by spectators, coaches, referees, and players. This includes players while playing on or off the court

  • In an effort to not have to limit the number of spectators per athlete for this tournament we ask teams and parents who are not playing or reffing a match to please leave the facility and wait outside or in your cars to reduce the total number of people in the gyms and around the court. 

  • Due to the city putting limits on number of courts inside the convention center, we have secured additional sites/locations close to downtown to host additional courts for additional space and courts

  • Players , Coaches, and spectators will not be allowed into any location until 30 min prior to the start of THEIR DAUGHTER'S pool play. To meet spectator social distancing requirements, each location will have bleachers and chairs spaced out appropriately and we ask everyone to PLEASE leave chairs where they have been placed. Each location will have a "Covid Cop" patrolling the courts to make sure chairs stay where they were placed and that people do not gather. If asked to move or separate please understand that we ALL want to see the athletes have a safe season.

  • Please bring pens and pencils for reffing assignments. Bookkeeper and libero tracker will sit at opposite ends of the score table while the score flipper will sit in a designated chair distanced between the table and one of the benches.

  • Teams will not switch sides during the match.

  • Sanitizing spray will be provided at each score table to sanitize tables, scoreboards, benches and game ball in between matches.

Schedule will be posted on or before

12-30-2020

Schedule/Results

Countdown City Classic

Two Day Girls Juniors Volleyball Tournament
Ages 11-18
Two Divisions per Age Group
Saturday-Sunday January 2nd-3rd, 2021
San Antonio, Texas
Registration Information
College Showcase Information

College Coaches Showcase

Our second annual College Coaches Showcase will be held Friday, January 1st, 2021, held in conjunction with our second annual Countdown City Classic.
 
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.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
UPDATED 12/31/20
Showcase times (split by graduation year)
4p-6p: 2022/2023
7p-9p: 2021/2024/2025
held at the Mission Concepcion Sports Park

Price per Player is $129

Schools attending (add'l invites out):

​​***WE HAVE A LARGE LIST OF SCHOOLS EXCITED TO JOIN US***

Some in person and some virtually!

West Texas A&M 

A&M Kingsville

Angelo State

A&M Commerce

St Mary's University 

Our Lady of the Lake

Schreiner

Odessa College

U. of Houston

U. of Maryland

Temple College

Navarro College

Michigan

Texas

Baylor

SFA

Texas Tech

TCU

UIW

Texas A&M

DePaul

Univ Central Oklahoma

HBU

UT Arlington

North Texas

Austin College

Hosted by:
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Venue

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

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
Pre-Sale Jan 1, 2021
Mission Concepcion Sports Park
5pm-9pm

Two-Day

Adults $20
Student $16
Senior $16

Daily

Adults $12
Student $9
Senior $9
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 Chelsea Whitlock at chelsea@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, 2020.

HOTELS:

Please note: hotels have listed dates as January 1st & 2nd, these are the bookings nights. Event days will be January 2nd & 3rd.

 

Thank you for your patience while we finish posting hotel information. Hotels are short staffed right now so their turn around time has been lengthened. 

Grand Hyatt 

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Nightly Rate: $154

Marriot Rivercenter

CLICK TO BOOK

Nightly Rate: $134

The Westin Riverwalk

 

CLICK TO BOOK

Nightly Rate: $115

La Quinta SA Riverwalk

CLICK TO BOOK

Nightly Rate: $124

Hilton Palacio del Rio 

 

CLICK TO BOOK

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 200 teams participating

  • Expectation of more than 6,000 spectators

 
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 Chelsea Whitlock @ chelsea@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 first annual Countdown City Classic on January 2nd & 3rd, 2021 please fill out the form and scan a copy to chelsea@saforce.net

EXHIBITOR APPLICATION

CONTACT

Chelsea Whitlock

Tournament Director &

Housing Contact

chelsea@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)