2020 USAV Open National Championships

May 15-28, 2020 • Minneapolis, MN

EVENT INFORMATION

This is a stay and play event.

All athletes and coaches must book through Team Travel Source.
Families are also welcome to utilize Team Travel Source when booking rooms for this event. 

When will housing open for the 2020 Open National Championships?

 

PRE BOOKING TEAMS:

Pre booking clubs have been contacted via email and will be able to submit their block request on Monday, December 9 at 12 noon EST. All details and instructions will be sent directly to pre booking clubs.

 

ALL OTHER TEAMS:

We will begin accepting team block requests on Monday, December 16 at 12 noon EST. Room requests sent before this time WILL NOT be processed!  You can click the link above to submit your team block request starting on December 16 at 12 noon EST.

We encourage all teams to set up a team block! This can include athletes, coaches, families, etc, and a custom booking link will be created to ensure easy booking for your team! This will also help to track rooms for Stay-and-Play compliance for your team.

SPECTATORS/GENERAL HOUSING, ETC.:

General housing will open on Monday, December 16 at 12 noon EST.  The general link will be posted to allow for any individual reservations to be made. 

GROUP BLOCK REQUESTS

How do I request a block of rooms?
 

  • We will begin accepting team block requests on Monday, December 16 at 12 pm EST.
    Room requests sent before this time WILL NOT be processed.

  • Hotel blocks will be set up on a first come, first serve basis by utilizing our LIVE INVENTORY system!

  • Team blocks can be set up for athletes, coaches, families or anyone else traveling with the team.

  • Here’s how to do it (NON PRE BOOKING BLOCKS):

    1. Create your room block through the link above.

    2. CLICK HERE for step by step instructions on how to create a block for your group.

    3. Once the block is created, you will be sent a link from the system to book your rooms right away!

    4. Team Relation Specialists are here to help you any step of the way - please reach out to us if you have any questions. 

    5. Book Rooms – Please make sure you book using your USAV Team Code and specific Club and Team Name (for tracking purposes).

STAY TO PLAY POLICY & EXEMPTION INFO

What is USAV's Stay and Play policy?

The 2020 USAV Open National Championships is Stay and Play. This means that to compete in the tournament, you must be staying in one of the official room blocks set up by Team Travel Source. All reservations must be made through the official general housing booking link or through a custom team/club booking link provided by Team Travel Source to your housing contact.

HOUSING CONTACTS: Please make sure that your parents know that they should NOT call the hotels directly or book with a direct hotel website. These reservations as well as third party bookings (Expedia.com, Hotels.com, etc.,) will not be compliant with the Stay and Play policy. All questions, adjustments, requests or cancellations regarding your reservations must go through Team Travel Source as well.

 

Team Travel Source guarantees the lowest group rates available (exclusions include but are not limited to unconfirmed room types, non-cancellable rates, employee rates, government rates, advanced purchase rates, AAA and AARP rates). Team Travel Source will work with any club or team that may have a special situation (please see Exemptions).


Why is there a Stay and Play policy? 

Reasons for implementing the Stay and Play policy are to increase the amount of room nights available to teams and clubs and to help secure the lowest group rates. By increasing the amount of room nights actualized, USA Volleyball can prove to the host cities our positive impact on their local economy, thus building stronger relationships as well as helping to offset event expenses, enabling USAV to keep costs down.

Special Situations
The following exemptions are allowed but must be verified as explained below.

The following situations are approved exemptions to the stay to play policy.

USING POINTS FOR A FREE ROOM

If you have enough points to redeem them for an entirely FREE stay, you are allowed to do so. Please book the room through the hotel directly and upload a copy of your reservation showing that points were used to book your entire stay to the online form below. Please make sure to list the athletes name on your email so they are an approved exemption. Please note that just ‘receiving points’ for staying at a hotel does not qualify for an exemption. You must be redeeming for an entire free stay.

CLUB IS WITHIN 75 MILES OF THE TOURNAMENT VENUE

If your team practice facility is within 75 miles from the venue, you are not required to stay in a hotel. The location of the team's primary/posted practice location will be used when determining mileage validation. This must be able to be verified through mapquest.com. Please visit the link below to apply for an exemption. You will need to provide your club address.

STAYING WITH A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER THAT LIVES WITHIN
75 MILES OF THE TOURNAMENT VENUE

If you are staying with a family member that lives within 75 miles from the venue, you are not required to stay in a hotel. This must be able to be verified through mapquest.com. 

**If 5 or more people on a single team are submitting an individual exemption for staying with a friend or family member, the team will be subject to a $500 buyout fee.

MILITARY/GOVERNMENT DISCOUNT

If you are able to get a lower rate with a military or government discount, this will be accepted. Please book the room through the hotel directly and upload a copy of your reservation showing that a military/government discount was used to book your entire stay to the online form below. Please note, the hotel will require the military or government ID to be presented upon check-in, please have this information when you arrive. 

*The DEADLINE to submit an exemption is 30 days prior to the event.

If have any questions, please contact Team Travel Source at usav@teamtravelsource.com 
or on the USAV Customer Service Line toll-free at 844-875-4586.

TTS SCHOLARSHIP INFO

Team Travel Source is proud to be the housing partner for USAV, and we look forward to making lasting relationships with all clubs and teams affiliated with USAV. We are excited to present the following scholarships at USAV Championships in 2020.  All athletes or teams who apply must be attending a USAV Championship event in 2020 and must be in good standing with USAV.

BEST HOTELS

TTS sources the best

hotel options that are

closest to the event!

LIVE INVENTORY

TTS provides instant access
to your team block!

LOYALTY POINTS

You have the availability
to collect and use
hotel rewards points!

LOWEST RATE

TTS offers an easy way
to report a lower rate
if you find one!

CLICK HERE for more info!

NOTE: TTS Live! event rates are based on demand and subject to change. TTS Live Events do not qualify for the Lowest Rate Guarantee.

CALL CENTER

502.354.9103
866.567.7075 (Toll Free)

HOURS

Monday-Friday

     8:00 am – 7:00 pm E.S.T.
Saturday

     8:30 am – 5:00 pm E.S.T.

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