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Sep 1, 2023

REGISTRATION OPENS

Dec 15, 2023

 REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Dec 27, 2023

ONLINE SCHEDULE POSTED

Dec 28, 2023

RECRUITING SHOWCASE
CHECK-IN
WRISTBANDS

Dec 29th, 2023

DAY 1
11's-18's
AM / PM WAVES
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Dec 30th,
2023

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 2023 Countdown City Classic. You may subscribe and watch matches if you are not able to attend the event. 

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SCHEDULE POSTED BELOW

Schedule/Results

Countdown City Classic

Two Day Girls Juniors Volleyball Tournament
Ages 11-18
Two Divisions per Age Group
December 29th and 30th, 2023
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 FIFTH annual College Coaches Showcase will be held on December 28th, held in conjunction with our FIFTH 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 Date for 2023 is December 28th!
BUT times will be (split by graduation year)

2:00-3:30p: 2025/2026
4:00-5:30p: 2024/2027/2028



**Recruiting seminar to be held
(included for all showcase attendees) from 2:15-3:15p and 4:15-5:15p

Price per Player will be $139 *Schools committed will be listed below
More will be committing throughout December 2023

Schools will be attending virtually or in person based on dead period rules.

NO REFUNDS
 
BOYS REGISTRATION OPEN - CLICK HERE

GIRLS REGISTRATION OPEN - CLICK HERE
GIRLS Schools listed below attended last year:


 

Division I

Abilene Christian

Arkansas

Auburn

Baylor

Bellarmine

Colorado

Creighton

Dayton

Delaware

East Carolina

Florida

Fordham

Georgetown

Georgia

Gonzaga

Houston

Iowa St

Kansas State

Kentucky

Kentucky

LIU

Louisiana Lafayette

Louisville

LSU

Maryland

McNeese St

Memphis

Michigan State

Mississippi St

New Mexico

New Mexico State

Northwestern St

Notre Dame

Ohio State

Oklahoma

Rice

SFA

SMU

Tarleton

TCU

Tennessee

Texas A&M

Texas A&M Commerce

Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Texas State

Texas Tech

UCF

UCLA

UIW

USC

USD

Utah

Utah State

UTEP

UTSA

Vanderbilt

Division II

Angelo State

Colorado Mesa

Oklahoma Baptist

SE Oklahoma

St. Mary's

St.Martin's

TAMIU

Texas A&M Kingsville

UT Tyler

West Texas A&M

Division III

Austin College

Schreiner

Southwestern

NAIA

OLLU

JuCo

Cedar Valley

Coastal Bend

Mountain View

Navarro

Ranger College

Victoria

Wharton County

Wiley

2023 Countdown Medalists

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Guest Information

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
Pre-sale IN-PERSON Wristband purchase available the day before the event @:

HBG Convention Center - Main Lobby
2:00-5:30p (12/28/23)

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

Two-Day

CASH ONLY
Age 15-64 $35

Age 5-14   $30
Age 65+   $30

One-Day

CASH ONLY
Age 15-64 $25

Age 5-14   $20
Age 65+    $20
Cash only, no credit cards accepted.
Kids age 4 and under are free.

Things to Do:

Shopping:
San Antonio Riverwalk
La Cantera
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/Exhibitors

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:

For 2023, we have partnered with EM2 Housing out of Austin to coordinate our patron hotels and ensure we satisfy the Stay to Save requirement in place by USAV. We currently have over 20 hotels contracted within walking distance of the HBG Convention Center. Priority housing for VIP Clubs will open on September 25th while housing for the general public for ALL teams attending this event will open on October 3rd. 

A LINK WILL BE POSTED HERE on October 3rd to begin booking your hotels through EM2 Housing and Advanced Event Systems!

Please email us with questions: evan@saforce.net 

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.

 

  • December 29th, 2023 HBG Convention Center FOYER

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

CONTACT

Evan Case

Tournament Director &

Housing Contact

Evan@saforce.net

210-323-0181

(SA Force Office)

Mike Carter

Tournament Director

gmikec777@gmail.com

210-573-4827

(Alamo Office)

Jamie Blair

Tournament Director

jamie@saforce.net

210-323-0181 

(SA Force Office)

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