We need qualified officials to join us in Phoenix for Volleyball Festival 2016.  You may register for this event by going onto the AES website at  Please, read this information sheet carefully.


1. Go to the AES website at  
2. Establish and AES account (if you don't already have one).
3.     Filter on "AAU" and "Arizona"
4. Select "2016 Volleyball Festival National Championships" from the list.
5. Check "register."
6. Scroll to the bottom and click "Submit."
7.     If you don't have a RefPay account, establish one at
6. Return here to download the Personal Data/Housing Form.
8. Complete the form and email it to  
9. A contract will be emailed to you as confirmation that you have completed the process.


10:00AM-2:00PM on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the Phoenix Convention Center.  If you will not be able to arrive before Thursday at 2:00 PM, please inform Gloria, so that other check-in arrangements can be made.


Full-time Officials living more than 30 miles from the Phoenix Convention Center are housed at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, two officials to a room.  Please select another official to room with and make note of that on your Personal Data/Housing Form.  Housing is provided with a check-in of Thursday, June 23 and check-out of Tuesday, June 28.  Anyone not staying that entire time should contact Gloria so that we do not pay for rooms that are not occupied.


Parking is expensive in the downtown area but the Festival has a limited number of parking passes for out of town officials.  The driver of a car must indicate the need for a pass on the Personal Data/Housing Form.  Priority will be given to those drivers carpool with other officials.   All local officials should plan to park in the light rail parking lots and take the train to the Convention Center.


Festival Sports provides tournament apparel for the Volleyball Festival Championships (VF) in June.

VF officials are provided with t-shirts. Bring enough pants or shorts in solid navy, black or tan for the entire week. Bring your own officiating shoes, navy blue pants, the white "officials’ shirt" and white socks for Championship matches. Canadians should bring their national uniform.

Make sure that your sizes are noted on the personal data form. VF is a licensed AAU event in 2016 so your USAV patch does not need to be worn on your "officials' shirt."


Officials arriving at the Phoenix Airport should catch the light rail.  Take the Montebello/Westbound train and exit at 3rd St. and Washington for the Hyatt and Convention Center.  Light rail information can be found HERE.


Join us for our annual pizza party on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 7:30 PM, to be held in conjunction with the Mandatory Meeting. Failure to attend this meeting could result in removal from Monday’s schedule. 


All Officials are invited to attend the annual Staff Party on Monday, June 27, 2016 shortly following the conclusion of the last Finals match.


The 2016 Volleyball Festival Championships are a licensed AAU event. As such, Officials are covered and insured through the event license and not required to secure an AAU or USAV membership.


Matches will be played from Friday, June 24 through Monday, June 27.   Play should conclude by 7pm Monday, June 27.


If you have any special circumstances, you may email through Sunday, June 20, 2016.  After that date, call her at 281-389-5425 or email us at

We look forward to a great event in Phoenix for Volleyball Festival 2016.  Travel safely.