Competition


VOLLEYBALL FESTIVAL (JUNE) COMPETITION INFO


2024 PLAYING SCHEDULE & RESULTS

Session 1: 12s & 13s
  • June 23-25: 8am (11-12s); 3pm (13s)
  • June 26: 11-12s done by 3pm; 13s done by 6pm
*** Playing schedules will post on AES by 9pm, Friday, June 21***

Session 2: 14s - 18s
  • June 27 - 29: 8am (14s & 17/18s); 3pm (15s & 16s)
  • June 30: 14s & 17/18s done by 3pm; 15s and 16s done by 6pm 
*** Playing schedules will post on AES by 9pm, Tuesday, June 25 ***


2024 VF


COACH SLIDES & INFORMATION

  • No Coaches' meetings at the tournament.
  • The 2024 Coaches' Slide Presentation with helpful insights into the format, officiating, sports medicine, and other helpful info for a successful tournament will be posted here in mid-June.

FORMAT

  • Modified Festival Format. All teams play all 4 days of the event.
  • All teams play between 9 and 14 matches, unless they've elected to not play all days of the event.
  • All teams play at least 2 matches on Day 4.
  • First 3 rounds are pool play, Days 4 is either pool play or bracket play depending how team has performed.
  • All matches best of 3 sets (2 sets to 25, deciding set to 15), unless in a 3 team pool.
  • No Tie-Break matches or sets will be played.
  • View 2024 Tie-Break Procedures.
  • Teams have normal officiating assignments.
    • 2nd Referee must be a Qualified Adult Coach or Assistant Coach.
    • Players call 2 lines and keep score (flip score, BallerTV iPad, scoresheet and libero tracking).
  • Templates
  • All matches are at the Phoenix Convention Center.
  • Schedules & Results posted on AES.
  • Rosters limited to 3 coaches, 15 players and 1 chaperone (all must have AAU memberships).
  • No attendance limits for Parents/Spectators.

AAU MEMBERSHIP

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The Volleyball Festival is a licensed AAU event.  All participating clubs, athletes and non-athlete adults on a team roster must be AAU members. 

Click HERE to acquire your Individual Coach or Athlete AAU Membership. The below instruction sheet will help Coaches or Club Directors navigate the membership process for the entire team or club.


Your AAU Membership is good for all sports through August, 2024 Below are other great AAU events.

MLK Arizona Open AAU Super Regional (Jan 18-20, 2025)
Stars & Stripes Festival AAU Grand Prix- Mesa, AZ (May 24-26, 2025)

AAU membership questions should be directed to membership@aasports.org.

2024 VF COURT MAPS

   


2024 TIE-BREAK PROCEDURES


OFFICIAL BALL

The New Baden VX550 All American is the Official Ball of the 2024 Volleyball Festival. The VX450 u12 light is used for the 12u division.
           

AGE WAIVERS

A max of two Age Waivers are allowed per team. For more details or to submit an online Age Waiver Request.
  • 11s: Must be born on or after July 1, 2012 (Can't turn 13 before July 1, 2023)
  • 12s: Must be born on or after July 1, 2011 (Can't turn 13 before July 1, 2023)
  • 13s: Must be born on or after July 1, 2010 (Can't turn 14 before July 1, 2023)
  • 14s: Must be born on or after July 1, 2009 (Can't turn 15 before July 1, 2023)
  • 15s: Must be born on or after July 1, 2008 (Can't turn 16 before July 1, 2023)
  • 16s: Must be born on or after July 1, 2007 (Can't turn 17 before July 1, 2023)
  • 17/18s: Must be born on or after July 1, 2005 (including high school graduates eligible based on the below paragraph* OR born on or after July 1, 2004 AND be a high school student (12th grade or below) during some part of the current academic year.
* Once a player participates (including but not limited to practicing, training, attending workouts and/or competing) in a club or varsity program for any university, college, community college, or junior college, she is ineligible to compete.