Crossroads Countdown


2016 Colorado Crossroads



Competition begins at 8 am on Saturday, February 27, 2016 for Week 1 and 8 am Friday, March 4 for Week 2.

Play on Day 1 and Day 2 of each weekend is pool play in a wave format.  The morning pools (wave) begin at 8:00 am and the afternoon pools (wave) begin at 3:00 pm. on Days 1 and 2.   (See below for division wave assignments for Day 1.)

Teams playing in the AM Wave on Day 1 do NOT necessarily play in the AM wave on Day 2; Day 2 and Day 3 play time assignments depend on the team’s pool finish the previous day.  

Depending on the number of teams in a division, there may be additional matches for some teams in the evening of either Day 1 or Day 2 (or both).  After the finish of the Day 1 pools, further play depends on the team’s pool finish.

Day 3 of each weekend is a combination of pool play and bracket play, or single elimination bracket play, depending on the team’s standing at the end of Day 2. 
(See the Qualifier Manual for further information.) 

The last round of matches on Day 3 each weekend is scheduled to begin at 2 pm. However, play usually runs late on Day 3 of the tournament, so we recommend that you schedule any flights departing from Denver International Airport at 6:00 pm or later.  (The airport is about a 45 minute drive from the Convention Center in good weather and normal traffic; bad weather or traffic problems add to that time.)

Specific play times for specific teams is published the week of the tournament after seeding is completed and teams are assigned to pools for Day 1.


Week 1


Starts at 8:00 am

18 Open
17 Open
17 American
16 Open
16 USA


Starts at 3:00pm

18 USA
18 American
17 USA
16 American








Week 2


Starts at 8:00 am

15 Open
14 Open
14 USA
14 American
13 Open
12 National
12 American


Starts at 3:00pm

15 USA
15 American
13 American











Provided we finish court installation on Thursday, Feb. 26, teams may practice at the Convention Center for a 1 hour period the day before the opening of the tournament each weekend.  Practice periods begin at 2:30 pm on the practice day.

Use of courts for practice is a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations are needed.  All practices must be finished and all players, coaches and spectators must leave the playing court area not later than 8:00 pm on the practice days. 

You must provide your own balls and carts for both practice and the tournament.

Each weekend certain courts are unavailable for practice use because of tryouts for USAV High Performance teams (both weekends) and the Crossroads Showcase (first weekend only).  

All spectators, players and coaches must have an entry wristband; no one is admitted into the playing floor area without it; this includes those watching tryout activities and it holds for the entire tournament.  There are no exceptions to this rule.  PLAYERS – remember to take your entry wristband with you if you leave the playing area between matches!


Register for AVCA Combine

Interested in what colleges attended Colorado Crossroads last year?  Click on the links listed below. 



2016 Colorado Crossroads Dates:

Week 1: 16s - 18s February 27-29

Week 2: 15s - 12s March 4-6




Take Your Game Mile High

NEW THIS YEAR – Crossroads is a 18s SUPER QUALIFIER - it has 4 bids for 18 Open* and 4 for 18 USA rather than the 3 it had in the past!!!  More chances to earn a bid!

USA Volleyball changed the qualifying system for 18 Open, 18 National and 18 USA divisions, and added a separate championship for these divisions.  CROSSROADS was named a 18s SUPER QUALIFIER – it has 4 bids in both 18 Open and 18 USA divisions.  See more here.

*Requires having 24 teams minimum and 48 maximum registered in the division * See USAV 18s Manual


Week 1: February 27-29  
Week 2: February March 4-6

February 27-29, Saturday – Monday

16 Open, 16 USA, 16 American, 17 Open, 17 USA, 17 American, 18 Open, 18 USA, and 18 American

March 4 - March 6, Friday - Sunday

12 National, 12 American, 13 Open, 13 American, 14 Open, 14 USA, 14 American, 15 Open, 15 USA, and 15 American


All Play at Colorado Convention Center 700 14th St Denver, CO

90+ courts of high intensity action over two weekends.  Don’t miss this premier event!  All bid divisions still playing together regardless of age; more college coaches attended in 2015 (434, including 47 on 15s weekend) than any other Qualifier

*USAV Chapter 1 of the Championship Manual:


Crossroads is a “Stay & Play” event.  For more information on Stay & Play, check here.


2016 Teams’ Loyal Customer Rewards Program

Step 1. Team registers for  Crossroads during Loyalty sign-up period on TM2sign

Loyalty sign-up period is Thursday, November 5 at 10:00am MST to Monday, November 9 at 3:00pm MST.  EACH team must have its own contract and reserve a minimum of 36 room nights to be part of the Loyalty Gold or Platinum levels.

Step 2. Team applies for Loyalty Program hotels (Application Form Link live here on Nov. 5, 2015 at 10 am MST - Week 1 and Week 2)

Step 3. Team accepts hotel contract (sign and return to THS)

Step 4. THS notifies Crossroads of completed hotel contracts

Step 5. Crossroads accepts team into tournament


2016 Team General Registration

Team Tournament and Hotel Registration Period:

Opens Thursday, November 18 10:00 am MST – Closes Monday, January 5 or when division is filled. (Teams may be accepted after Jan. 5 at director’s discretion and provided space is available.). Follow the same steps as above, except for the dates and the number of rooms reserved.

General Register for the event here : This link will be live at 10 am MDT on November 18th (

EACH team must have its own contract and reserve a minimum of 12 room nights to be accepted into the tournament.

Book hotels here: These links will be live November 18th (For a preview, please refer to the Approved Hotels List)