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2018 VOLLEYBALL FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 35th annual championships are June 28 - July 1 in the Phoenix Convention Center. Teams play all 4 days. Welcome Party is June 27 (6-8 pm). Over 500 teams ages 12-18 from across the USA and around the world are competing. Registration opens October 1 HERE on AES. $1095 per team if paid by March 10, 2018 ($1195 after).

2017 Volleyball Festival


FREE FUNDRAISER

Every year, Festival Sports makes available over $1 million in raffle tickets for FREE to help teams underwrite the cost of attending The Volleyball Festival Championships. Click for DETAILS or make your REQUEST ONLINE. Requests will be fulfilled starting November 1.


2018 VF PLAYING WAVES

In general, play will start at the below times for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday play. Some AM pool teams on Day 1 may be asked to play PM. Sunday's last day of play start times depends on format and a team's performance during the tournament. Schedules & results will be posted on AES.
  • AM (8am): 12s, 14s, 17/18s
  • PM (3pm): 13s, 15s, 16s


2018 WELCOME PARTY

Join us for our "Settin' by the Sea" Welcome Party June 27 from 6-8pm at the Phoenix Convention Center before our athletes take the court. Whether you're just chillin' or competing, the beach and ocean are beautiful and magical places that mean something unique to all of us. Draw inspiration for your costumes and outfits from the beautiful creatures under the sea to the mystical characters that spin tales on it. Come enjoy fun games, prizes, face painting and a dance party that will set us sailing into Summer!

Welcome Party 2017    Welcome Party


FRIDAY, JUNE 29: GO PURPLE & END ALZ! 

The Festival's Charity focus for 2018 is again the Alzheimer's Association. Friday, June 29 is Go Purple Day at the Festival to help increase Alzheimer's awareness and raise money for the cause. Visit www.alz.org to get educated and get involved. This disease affects over 5 million Americans. Currently, it can not be prevented, slowed or cured and costs our nation over $203 Billion. To make an online donation today, please click HERE.


FESTIVAL POSTER

A Festival tradition for 35 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 2017 "Out of this World" themed poster that goes where no bear has gone before!


FUTURE DATES

The Phoenix Convention Center will be the host site for all matches of the 2018 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 27 - June 30, 2019; Welcome Reception Wednesday, June 26 (Thursday-Sunday competition)
  • June 25 - June 28, 2020; Welcome Reception Wednesday, June 24 (Thursday-Sunday competition)
  • June 24 - June 27, 2021; Welcome Reception Wednesday, June 23 (Thursday-Sunday competition)