New dates, locations set for Windy City, Northern Lights, GLR qualifiers

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, McCormick Place in downtown Chicago is out as a location for the 2021 Windy City National Qualifier and Indianapolis and St. Louis are in. (Photos by Dave Ruggles)

News flash! The Windy City National Qualifier will not be held in Chicago this year, and the Northern Lights Qualifier will not be held in Minneapolis.

The 2021 adidas Windy City National Qualifier, originally scheduled for April 23-25 at McCormick Place, has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions and now will be held over two weekends at different locations.

The 2021 adidas Windy City National Qualifier for 15s and 16s will be held April 23-25 in St. Louis (the same weekend as USA Volleyball Girls 18 Junior National Championships in Columbus, Ohio), and WCNQ for 11-14s and 17s will be held May 14-16 in Indianapolis.

Meanwhile, the Northern Lights Qualifier (May Event) has moved to Omaha and will now take place over three weekends. The website has been updated with all the new information.  The registration deadline has been changed to March 8.

Qualifying in 15 Open, 15 USA and 15 American will be held April 30-May 2, 202, at the CHI-Health Center Omaha. Qualifying in 11 National,  12 National, 12 American, 13 Open, 13 USA, 13 American, 14 Open, 14 USA and 14 American will be held May 7-9.

Finally, qualifying in 16 Open, 16 USA, 16 American, 17 Elite and 18 Elite (non-qualifying divisions) will be held at the CHI-Health Center Omaha on May 14-16.

There are no spectator restrictions at the CHI Center in Omaha. For more information about the Northern Lights Qualifier, go to

The schedule for the GLR Girls Regional Qualifier 18-17-16-15 on February 20-21 and 27-29 has also been released. Go to: