u12 – u18: $1,195 (save $100, if paid on or before March 8, 2020 entry fee is $1,095); 4 days of play

  • Team Entry Fee remains the same as 2019 and consists of just one payment. 
  • Registration is not complete, nor can Housing be reserved, until the Team Entry Fee is received.  Housing priority is based on when the Team Entry Fee is received.  The Festival has a Stay-and-Save policy. Click HERE to book or to see available properties and rates.
  • Tournament is licensed by AAU. All participants must have AAU memberships.This requires:
    • Club Membership ($30 and covers an unlimited number of teams)
    • Player Memberships ($14 and covers all AAU sports/events through August 2020 and includes a $20 East Bay coupon)
    • Adult Memberships for Coaches/Chaperones on the roster ($16 for US teams, $37 for International teams and includes the background check). 
  • All payments are non-refundable, non-transferable.

Click HERE for complete instructions on AES registration and acquiring AAU memberships.


Click HERE for complete instructions on AES registration and acquiring AAU memberships.


Registration is now Open. Register and pay on or BEFORE March 8, 2020 and save $100. After that date, the Team entry fee is $1,195.  Registrations are accepted on AES through June 15, 2020.  All payments are non-refundable, non-transferable.


Team Check In will be at the Phoenix Convention Center, Room 106C (West Building).
- Tuesday, June 25: 4-8pm
- Wednesday, June 26: 9am-6pm.  
- Late check in Thursday, June 27: 7am-1pm (must be at least an hour before you play or ref)

For 2020, we will use an online Festival Waiver Form that can be completed and signed online via a computer or smartphone. A link to the form is coming soon. Prior to Team Check in, all Players, Coaches and Chaperones on the Team Roster must fill out the FESTIVAL WAIVER FORM. The Festival will periodically notify clubs of missing waiver forms so they can remind parents to complete them.

At Team Check in you need to bring:
- A Medical Release Form (USAV form is ok) for all Players
- A copy of your AES roster with AAU numbers verified (use AAU Import quick link on AES)
- If AAU numbers are not showing verified, bring one of these three forms of verification:
*AAU membership card copy; or 
*AAU Club Listing (generated from AAU website Club Director Account); or 
*AAU Team roster (generated from AAU website Club Director Account).

Once checked in, you will receive a Team Bag with goodies, souvenir programs and Team Credentials.  Anyone wanting to attend the Welcome Party from 6:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 24 will need their Credentials to enter. So if you are doing Late Check In, your players will not be able to attend the party without buying a ticket.

A Club Director or Team Parent can perform the Team Check In as long as they have all the proper documentation.


All registered Players, Coaches and Chaperones to the Volleyball Festival must complete the online FESTIVAL WAIVER FORM by May 15, 2020.  If registering after this date, the form is due upon registration.

Players must also have a completed and signed USAV MEDICAL RELEASE FORM or equivalent medical waiver. Hard copies of the USAV MEDICAL RELEASE FORM (or equivalent) must be presented at onsite team registration.

The Team Coach or Chaperone must keep a copy of all paperwork in their possession at all times while at the Volleyball Festival.


The Volleyball Festival is an AAU licensed event.  It is a true "All-Comers" event that welcomes all teams from around the world without qualification.  No one goes home early and everyone who starts the tournament has a chance to win the Championship.  If your team is not already registered with AAU, click HERE for instructions on how to obtain memberships.


A max of two Age Waivers are allowed per team. For more details or to submit an online Age Waiver Request.

2019-2020 Age Definitions:
  • 12s: Born on or after September 1, 2007
  • 13s: Born on or after September 1, 2006
  • 14s: Born on or after September 1, 2005
  • 15s: Born on or after September 1, 2004
  • 16s: Born on or after September 1, 2003
  • 17/18s: Born on or after September 1, 2001 or born on or after September 1, 2000 AND is a high school student (12th grade or below) during some part of the current academic year.


The Volleyball Festival welcomes the diversity and cultural sharing that comes with foreign teams participating in the event. Teams from Canada need to also follow these instructions.  Teams from Puerto Rico do not. Click HERE for instructions for registering a Foreign Team for Volleyball Festival.  Most foreign teams will also require a US Visitor Visa.  To find out more information about Visitor Visas, click HERE.


AAU offers all member free of charge the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) courses and resources. Click HERE to explore all PCA educational resources or to sign up for one of the three levels of Coaching courses.  These courses are NOT mandatory for participation in Festival Sports Events.


The rosters in AES on May 15, 2020 are what will be published in the Festival Program.  Please make sure your roster is correct by this date.  Any missing or incorrect information cannot be fixed after this date.  Teams registering after this date may not appear in the Festival souvenir program.