This tournament is one of USA Volleyball’s national qualifying tournaments and is governed by the set forth by them. It is a mandated 3-day tournament.
In the USA & American divisions, the first two days are pool play, with the third being single-elimination bracket play. (Depending on the size of the field, some adaptations may be made to accommodate odd numbers.) In the Open divisions, challenge matches may follow pool play on the first two days, and some brackets may participate in pool play on the final day. *Typically AM Wave begins at 8 am, PM at 3 pm.
Bids to the GJNC are awarded in every division at the PNQ, so foreign teams are not allowed to participate.