On-Site Registration, Verified Rosters, Coaches Meeting, Practice times, Cooler Policy

Roster Verification 

Full team rosters are required for participation in the Mizuno Northern Lights Qualifier. You will be required to enter and validate your roster prior to being able to print out your Check In Form. USAV Numbers and Coaches’ Certifications are required. USAV is also requiring that all coaches who are participating in the tournament be Safe Sport Certified.

To create or update your roster, log into TM2Sign.com, click on teams, click on your team, click on “Roster”, and follow the instructions for creating a template roster.

After building your template roster, click on “Event Rosters” and then click the “Submit Roster” link next to “2019 Mizuno Northern Lights Qualifier (April 19-28)”,  this will create your event roster by copying your template roster into that event.

You do not need to enter any AAU numbers. If your roster contains a column for AAU ID and it shows as “Empty”, this is ok.

All coaches must be at least impact certified. Any coach/team rep/club director who sits on the bench must be USAV registered & Safe Sport Certified by their own Region.

Please check your rosters now . . . it only takes a few seconds to do. You will have to complete this task before you can check-in your team.


This year we are pleased to announce that you may check your team in electronically either from your home/office/mobile device, or at the Convention Center on Thursday evening before the tournament.     All teams must complete their Check-In AND pick up their teams wristbands by no later than 9:00 pm on Thursday evening before the tournament.

This means that even if you check your team in “online” you still must come to the Convention Center and pick up your team’s wristbands on Thursday evening.   There is NO team wristband pick available on Friday.    Failure to pick up your team’s wristband on Thursday will result in you having to purchase wristbands at the door for all players and staff.

We will open the Online Check-in on Thursday before the event at 8:00 am and it will close at 9:00 pm.   To check-in Online, log into your TM2 account, scroll down to the Northern Lights Qualifier event, find the team you wish to check-in, and click on the purple button that says “Check In Online”.  The purple check-in button will only show up after 8:00 am Thursday morning.

We will open our Check-in & Team Wristband pickup desk at the Convention Center on Thursday before the event at 3:00 pm and close at 9:00 pm.

We encourage you to utilize the Online Check-in before arriving at the Convention Center on Thursday to pick up your team’s wristbands.  It will be much quicker.

To pick up your wristbands be sure to bring a copy of the online check in receipt you will receive, either printed out or on your phone.

If you do not wish to Check-in Online, you may Check-in in person at the Convention Center on Thursday between 3-9 pm.

If you are going to check-in in person, it will make things easier if you bring a copy of your QR coded roster printed out from TM2sign.com.

Club Directors may check their teams in remotely, and send the check in confirmation email we issue to their coaches or another representative to pick up their Wristbands on Thursday evening.

ALL TEAMS must check in on THURSDAY evening prior to the tournament. The check in desk will be open from 3 pm – 9:00 pm at the convention center. There is no check in on Friday! ALL TEAMS must be checked in on Thursday evening AND their Wristbands picked up.  

Official Roster Submission

The roster you submit at Team Check-in is the team’s Official Roster for this event and the ONLY Official Roster.  Once it is submitted at check in (online or in-person), it cannot be changed.  The deadline for submitting an Official Roster is 9:00 pm CDT on the Thursday before the team plays.

The roster for any team winning a bid will be frozen as submitted at registration. The Qualifier will send a copy of this roster to the JNC Director of Competition following the conclusion of the Qualifier as the team’s official roster for JNC’s.

Coaches Meeting

There is no coaches meeting at the Mizuno Northern Lights Qualifier.

Cooler Policy 

The Convention Center has a “No Cooler Policy”. Participants and spectators will not be permitted to bring coolers/food into any part of the Convention Center. Please inform all players, parents and coaches of this policy.

This No Cooler Policy is NOT being controlled by Northern Lights. It is a Convention Center Policy. Northern Lights will not answer any questions concerning this policy. All questions and comments about this policy should be directed to the Convention Center staff.

Tournament Schedule

The official schedule is the schedule found on the TM2sign website display at TM2Sign.com, and also found at the Results Stations at the Convention Center. Be sure you check the website each evening, or the results computers at the Convention Center. There will be no printed postings at any site. If you want a paper schedule, be sure you print it out before you leave and bring it with you.

We promise to post the entire schedule on this website no later than Wednesday night before the tournament. We will make every attempt to post it earlier! Our goal is to post the schedule on Monday night before the tournament, if we have all of the information.

Practice Times

Practice courts will be available for the April event on Thursday from 4:30 pm until 8:30 pm (this means practice will end at 8:30 pm). Teams may come to the Convention Center between 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm to practice. Practice courts are available on a first come first serve basis on the 1/2 hour in Halls C, D & E. The maximum time a team may have on the court is 1 hour, and all courts change at 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30 regardless of how long you have been on the court.

For safety reasons our set up has to be 100% complete before we will allow any courts to be used. Therefore we reserve the right to cancel or delay the start of practice sessions should we deem it necessary.