The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, will host the USA Volleyball Sunshine Classic Girls Qualifier from 2002–2025.
The 2022 edition is scheduled for April 1–3. The Sunshine Classic is one of 12 qualifiers for the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship. The 2022 national championship will be June 23–July 4 in Indianapolis with qualifying beginning March 5 at the Salt Lake City Showdown in Utah.
“We are happy to partner with the Orange County Convention Center and Greater Orlando Sports in bringing the Sunshine Classic Qualifier back to Orlando for the next four years,” USA Volleyball President and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Davis said. “The Sunshine Classic is a premier qualifying tournament for the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship, and we know that our athletes, families, officials and staff love all that Orlando offers as a destination for them.”
In 2021, more than 1,100 teams competed at the Sunshine Classic with 36 teams advancing to the national championship.
“We value our longtime partnership with USA Volleyball and we thank them for their continued confidence in the Center of Hospitality,” said Orange County Convention Center Executive Director Mark Tester. “We look forward to the prospect of working with USA Volleyball and the Sunshine Qualifier.”
“We are so pleased to welcome back the Sunshine Classic Girls Qualifier, featuring the best indoor volleyball athletes from across the United States for the next four years,” said Greater Orlando Sports President and Chief Executive Officer Jason Siegel. “On behalf of our partners at the OCCC, Orange County and Visit Orlando, we are looking forward to providing an exceptional experience for all of the coaches, athletes and families that will be traveling to our community for the event.”