ADIDAS Lone Star Classic 18s

March 26-28, 2021

George R. Brown Convention Center

ADIDAS LONE STAR CLASSIC 18s

March 26-28, 2021

George R. Brown Convention Center

CLUB DIRECTORS

Club Directors,

The GRB has confirmed that they are able to host LSC 18s from March 26-28th in Houston. Please read the below update for the tournament so that your team can prepare:

Registration

All teams’ status in AES will be moved to Pending unless you have already confirmed attendance with our staff for the new dates. If a team dropped before the event was postponed and would like to play now, please let our staff know. Due to the short turn around time for housing, teams will be marked as Accepted for the event upon payment (or written confirmation of attendance), but Stay to Play will still be in effect. Teams outside of 60 miles from the venue will need to book a minimum of 5 hotel rooms per night of the tournament. If a team does not have the proper number of hotel rooms booked by March 16th, that team will revert back to Pending in AES and will not be in the tournament until housing requirements are fulfilled.

New Registrations and Deadlines

With the new dates in March, additional space is available in the GRB. If you have additional 18s teams that would like to participate in the tournament, we can accommodate them. Please notes that Late Fees will start 3/1 and Registration will close 3/9.

Housing

EM2 Housing is in the process of securing new hotel blocks for teams. Housing will open in March, the exact date will be confirmed in the future by EM2. Please wait to book hotels until EM2 announces that the hotel blocks are ready.

Spectators & Ticketing

Ticketing is open. Each team will receive 10 athlete tickets and 3 coach tickets. Please let us know if you have more than 10 athletes and our staff will adjust your team’s tickets. Coaches’ tickets are to be used only by coaches for their designated entrance.

Rosters

15 athletes, 1 head coach and 2 assistant coaches are allowed on each roster. Chaperones and team representatives are allowed, but will be required to use a teams’ spectator ticket allotment due to the capacity restrictions.

This USAV sanctioned National Qualifier will follow a 3-day format.

  • 7 matches guaranteed
  • R1 provided
  • Work team provides the R2

No tiebreakers throughout the tournament!
Ties will be determined by Match %, Set %, and then Point %. Two-way ties will be determined by Head to Head.

Open Division

The Open divisions are designed to give the most competitive teams in the country an opportunity to compete and qualify for the Open division at the USAV GJNC.

USA Division

The USA divisions are the next step of competition after the Open Division. This division gives teams the opportunity to compete and qualify for the USA division at the USAV GJNC. USA bids are exclusive to National qualifiers.

American Division

The American divisions are the next step of competition after the USA Division. This division gives teams the opportunity to compete and qualify for the American division at the USAV GJNC. A maximum of 1 American bid will be given out in each of the American divisions.

All teams must check-in online prior to their first match. There will be no on-site check-in and no paper copies will be accepted at the event. A cell phone number of a coach onsite must be entered.

How to check in?

Contact: Austin Sports Center Event Staff
E-maileventstaff@austinsportscenter.com
Phone: 512-433-5140

Email is the best way to contact us during and outside office hours.

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The ball bag program will not be offered this year due to COVID.

Please see the Lone Star Classic refund policy HERE

COVID Health and Safety

For general tournament protocol regarding masks, social distancing and spectators please see the General COVID Safety Information.

All venue-specific COVID information will be posted on the Policy & Procedures page.

Clean Houston's Safety Measures Video

 

The GRB has implemented the following and more for COVID safety:

  • Thermal scanning technology at each entry point
  • Touchless technologies including sliding doors at all entry points, light switch sensors in conference rooms, permanent door stops, water fountains, paper towel and soap dispensers, and payment options
  • Updated cleaning and disinfection measures throughout the facility with a focus on increasing frequency of disinfection in high-traffic areas and commonly touched points
  • Updated sanitizer dispensers with ION Pure plastic with antibacterial agents
  • UV disinfection technology on all escalator handrails
  • Emergency interface on the control system to override all damper positions to 100% clean and we have upgraded to Merv13 filters throughout the facility
  • Sneeze guards for F&B operations
  • COVID-19 signage for social distancing and cleanliness, rope and stanchions for queuing, etc.

Travel - stay to play event

Book Hotel - Here

Housing will open March 4th at 12pm CST. 5 rooms for the entire event are required per team.

Qualified Teams

TEAM NAME/CODE LSC 18's Division QUALIFIED DIVISION
AJV 18 adidas -G18AJVBA1LS 18 Open 18 National
Austin Skyline 18 Royal -G18ASKYL1LS 18 Open 18 American
AVA TX 18 Adidas -G18AVATX1LS 18 Open 18 USA
Club V 18 Ren Reed - G18CLUBV1IM 18 Open 18 National
H Skyline 18 Royal - G18HOSKY1LS 18 Open 18 Open
H Skyline 18 Black - G18HOSKY2LS 18 Open 18 USA
Hou Stellar 18 Elite - G18HSVBA1LS 18 Open 18 National
OJVA 18-1 Gold - G18OJVAC1CE 18 Open 18 National
SA Juniors 18 Adidas - G18SAJVB1LS 18 Open 18 Open
Arizona Storm 18 Thunder - G18STORM1AZ 18 Open 18 Open
T3 18 Elite Brian - G18T3VBC2EV 18 Open 18 National
TAV Houston 18 Black -G18TAVHO1LS 18 Open 18 American
Tstreet 18-Kasia - G18TSTRT1SC 18 Open 18 Open
USANY Fortitude - G18USANY1IE 18 Open 18 National
Drive Nation 18 Red - G18DRIVE1NT 18 USA 18 USA
MAVS 816 18-1 -G18MAVSE1HA 18 USA 18 American
OP2 18-1 - G18OP2VB1OK 18 USA 18 National
TAV 18 Asics Black - G18TXIMG1NT 18 USA 18 USA
Texas Pistols 18 Black - G18TXPST1NT 18 USA 18 USA
TX Legacy 18 Elite - G18TLGCY1LS 18 American 18 American

*unofficial list as of 3/25/21

VENUES

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010

  • Click HERE to read about steps the GRB is taking during COVID to ensure health and safety.
  • The following are not allowed at the event or venue(s):
    • Outside food, drink, or coolers
    • Smoking/alcohol or weapons, including concealed firearms
    • Ball handling off the court
    • Outdoor chairs inside the venue(s)
    • Pets; exception for guide or service animals
    • Bikes, skateboards, roller skates/blades
  • Appropriate non-marking athletic shoes are required on all competition floors.
  • The event and venue(s) are not responsible for lost or stolen items and reserve the right to remove individuals for unacceptable behavior and/or be subject to further legal action.

Parking and directions to the George R. Brown convention center can be found here:

https://www.grbhouston.com/attendees/parking-maps-and-directions/

 
We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app. To reserve your parking spot, visit the George R. Brown Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
 

Live stream

BallerTV will stream all matches at this event - Livestream

Use the code AJVTV to associate your account with the event!

OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE

Simpatico Solutions will be the tournament shirt provider for the adidas Lone Star Classic. Be sure to order online and skip the line with pick up onsite!

SPECTATOR INFORMATION

Ticketing is ONLINE and CASHLESS. PHOTO ID and TICKET must be presented for facility entry EVERY TIME.

2 SPECTATORS per athlete will be allowed into each venue. Different spectators can attend each day. Tickets cannot be switched during the day between two spectators. To purchase a ticket, you must have the correct code issued to your club.

Due to COVID restrictions, our policies have become stricter to enable contact tracing and spectator limitations. Tickets are issued individually by attendee name and are not shareable or transferrable.

Need help with purchasing tickets? Take 2 minutes to read this guide.

TICKET TYPE
DAILY TICKET $10 $12
Child (5 & under) Free Free

Presale ends Thursday, Feb 18th at 11:59pm

RECRUITING OPPORTUNITIES

 

Every year, 130,000 athletes are evaluated 1.5 million times by college coaches in the University Athlete system. Athletes should take control of their recruiting data by requesting a free profile account to make sure their data is accurate. We charge college coaches, not players.

Click here to see the list of college coaches registered on University Athlete for this tournament!

Lsc 18's bid breakdown

Bid Breakdown
18 American 1
18 Open 3
18 USA 3

DIVISIONS

AGE
18 American PM
18 Open AM
18 USA AM

visit houston

Welcome to Houston! Please see the below links provided by Visit Houston for helpful information about the city, restaurants, parking and more!

 

GRB Client Services Welcome Letter

Houston Downtown Restaurant Operating Hours

Downtown Restaurant, Group Order and Delivery Deals

Congratulations Medalists!

Congratulations to the podium finishers at the 2020 Mizuno Lone Star Classic 18s!