Welcome To The Volleyball Festival Site


The 37th annual championships are June 25 - 28 in the Phoenix Convention Center. Teams play all 4 days. Welcome Party is June 24 (6-8 pm). Over 550 teams ages 12-18 from across the USA and around the world will compete. Team entry fee is $1095 if paid before March 8, 2020 ($1,195 thereafter). Register HERE on AES.

2018 Volleyball Festival


As of now, we do not plan to cancel this year's tournament due to the current coronavirus outbreak. Our priority is the health and safety of our attendees. Should the event get cancelled, all paid team registration fees will be promptly refunded. We are working closely with the US CDC, the City of Phoenix, our Phoenix hotel partners, the Phoenix Convention Center, Visit Phoenix and the national office of the AAU. Below are helpful links for updates.


The most current playing schedule and results will be live on AES. In general, play will start at the below times for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday play. Sunday's last day of play start times depends on format and a team's performance during the tournament. 
  • AM (8am): 12s, 14s, 17/18s
  • PM (3pm): 13s, 15s, 16s


Baller TV is the Official Livestream partner of Festival Sports. EVERY court at will be streamed June 25-28, 2020 in addition to the MarKi Player Showcase June 24. Baller TV monthly or yearly members have full access to live and archived Volleyball Festival matches.

2019 Festival Fiesta Classic


Join us Wednesday, June 24 from 6-8 pm for the "Festival Ohana" Welcome Party!  We celebrate the Hawaiian Aloha spirit and ohana. Ohana means family, but it goes well beyond that. Ohana means nobody gets left behind… or forgotten. Being part of an ohana is beneficial for everyone but also comes with responsibilities. The Festival Ohana honors its history, represents today with integrity and prepares the next generation by nourishing each other and maintaining a give and take relationship within our ohana. Join us at the Phoenix Convention Center and come dressed in your best Hawaiian themed costumes to have a great time and kick off Volleyball Festival 2020!

Welcome Party 2020    Welcome Party 2020


Professional men's teams, including the Phoenix Ascension, from the National Volleyball Association will compete during The Volleyball Festival. NVA team rosters boast some of the highest level of talent with experience ranging from recent NCAA men's college graduates to former Olympians. 
  • Saturday, June 27: Times TBD
  • Sunday, June 28: Times TBD

National Volleyball Association


A Festival tradition for 37 years!  Every player goes home with a commemorative 16" x 20" themed festival poster. Posters are given out at the conclusion of each team's last match. Below is the 2019 "Swing into the Jungle" themed poster.


The Festival makes free raffle tickets available to all teams to assist in their fundraising efforts.  In 2019, teams raised over $500,000 to help offset their travel and participation expenses. Cash prizes (Ten $100, Two $250 and Two $500 prizes) are drawn June 25-28 at the event. Winners do not have to be present to win.

Click for DETAILS or make your REQUEST ONLINE. Requests will be fulfilled starting November 1. Call 281-545-1939, if you have any questions.


The Phoenix Convention Center will be the host site for all matches of the 2020 Volleyball Festival.  Our goal is to finalize the dates for Opening Ceremonies and tournament play by October 1 of each year.  The actual dates will only vary by one or two days from the below tentative schedule.

  • June 30 - July 3, 2021; Welcome Party Tuesday, June 29 (Wednesday-Saturday competition)
  • June 23 - June 26, 2022; Welcome Party Wednesday, June 22 (Thursday-Sunday competition)
  • June 22 - June 25, 2023; Welcome Party Wednesday, June 21 (Thursday-Sunday competition)