Northeast Qualifier(15-17's): Apr 9-11, 2021


15 Diamond: 15 Open      
16 Diamond: 16 Open 16 Crystal: 16 USA 16 Jade: 16 American 16 Pearl: 16 American
17 Diamond: 17 Open 17 Crystal: 17 USA 17 Jade: 17 American 17 Pearl: 17 American


Deadline: December 10th, 2020
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown 
(Connected by skywalk to Convention Center)
1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Check in:  Apr. 8, 2021
Check out:  Apr. 11, 2021

A. 15 Diamond/16 Diamond/16 Crystal/16 Jade/17 Diamond/17 Crystal/17 Jade: These teams are team-travel unless family-travel option was chosen. We will book the rooms for players and coaches, and would like to request families that have chosen family travel to book the same hotel under our block BEFORE the deadline.

B. 16 Pearl/17 Pearl: These are family-travel teams. Each family is committed to one room under the club block, and all families MUST reserve their rooms BEFORE the deadline.

C. If you still need rooms AFTER the deadline, please email Krista McGivern (, our Travel Coordinator


Website Locations Schedule Spectator Absence Letter Jerseys

D1: Black/White(L)
D2: White/Blue(L)
D3: Blue/Black(L)


• Meet @ 7:30A, Apr. 8(Thur) @ Academy
• Buses MUST depart @ 8A
• Dress Code: Academy warmup set & Tee
• Lunch @ 1P at Potomac Mills Outlet Mall
• Dress Code: Academy warmup set & Tee


Latest Event Update(Jan 8th)

Dear NEQ Team Reps,

As we enter 2021 and the meat of the club volleyball season, we want to take this opportunity to update you on the status of the 2021 Northeast Qualifier in Philadelphia.

We've been in constant contact with representatives of the City of Philadelphia and the Convention Center.  the upcoming week(s) we're hoping that restrictions will begin lessening.  Of course, as with most everywhere, that process is ongoing and changing.

At this time, we project the following:

* COMPETITION DATES:  At this time, we are holding to the scheduled dates for all divisions. 
* TEAM ACCEPTANCE:  Of course, we hope to accept all teams entered.  Depending upon facility restrictions, this may not be possible.  Per the agreement, teams that accepted the entry credit from the 2020 NEQ have guaranteed acceptance and have been listed in AES accordingly.  We are working on the plan for future acceptance, and hope to begin accepting more teams before the end of January.
*  MASKS:  Masks will be required of ALL PERSONS, including players, coaches, officials and spectators at ALL TIMES while in the Convention Center.  This includes while on the court. No Exceptions.
*  TEMPERATURE CHECKS:  Temperature checks will be performed on each person before they are allowed access to the Center.
* SPECTATORS:  We are hoping to allow at least 10 spectators per team.  Of course, this will be subject to facility limitations at the time of the event.  We are working with the Center regarding spectator areas and how those will be managed and maintained.
* STREAMING:  All matches on all courts will be streamed by "Be the Beast". Subscription rates apply.
* FORMAT:  We are working in conjunction with the staff of other major volleyball events on a playing format/schedule that will allow for the most participating teams while still limiting the number of persons in the Center at one time. 
* OFFICIALS:  Referees will be required to wear a mask at all times and use a hand-held whistle.
* HOTELS:  The cancelation deadline for all hotels is 7 days prior to check in.  In the case your hotel requires a deposit, it will be billed to the card on file 3 weeks prior to arrival and will be fully refundable until 7 days prior to arrival.  If cancellation occurs less than 7 days prior to arrival, you will be charged one nights room and tax as a penalty.  If you have any questions regarding hotels, please contact EM2 Housing at 800-603-0917 or email us at

Again, we want to stress that all of this is quite fluid.  We hope to have periodic update emails for all of you with the next one coming before the end of the month.

Thank you for your understanding, patience and support.


NEQ Staff