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COMPETITION INFO


*** UPDATED January 20, 2022: 13/14 Open is now AM, 15/16 Open is now PM ***

  • AM Wave: 12, 15, 17/18 Club and 13/14 Open
  • PM Wave: 13, 14, 16 Club and 15/16 Open
Monday single-elimination brackets. Monday's last scheduled match start time is 4pm.

*** Schedules & Results are live on AES HERE ***

2022 FFC


COVID-19 PROTOCALS (Feb. 9 Update)

As of February 9, 2022 the COVID protocols and restrictions only include staying home if you feel sick, have a fever, cough or other potential COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone with risk factors should not attend (those over 65 or with underlying medical conditions.

*** STAY TUNED FOR ANY 2022 COVID MODIFICATIONS***

FORMAT

  • Festival Format. All teams play on all 3 days of the event.
  • All teams are guaranteed 7 matches, unless they've elected to not play all days of the event.
  • First two rounds are pool play.
  • Monday is single-elimination bracket play. 
  • Off teams will have work assignments for R2, scorekeeping, libero tracking, and lines.
  • Every attempt is made to schedule match start times no later than 4 pm on Monday.
  • Everyone plays in the stadium at least one day and most will at least twice. We intend to have Day 1 playing schedules and locations available on AES by 9pm Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022.
*** STAY TUNED FOR ANY 2022 COVID MODIFICATIONS***

SEEDING REQUEST

If you are a team outside the Arizona Region or haven't played in any events where your results are available in AES, please fill out our SEEDING REQUEST FORM to help us properly seed your team into the event. Forms submitted by end of day Monday, February 14, 2022 will be considered. We intend to have Day 1 schedules available on AES by 9pm Thursday, February 17. 


2022 TIE-BREAK PROCEDURES


ONSITE TEAM CHECK IN (Feb. 8 update)


Drive-Thru Team Check-In takes place outside State Farm Stadium at the North Preferred Red lot of State Farm Stadium. Click HERE for map.
  • Times:
    • Thursday, Feb. 17, 2pm - 7pm
    • Friday, Feb. 18, 10am - 8pm
  • Click HERE to reserve a day/time to check-in.
  • A Club Director or Team Parent can perform Team Check-In for one or more teams as long as they have any required documentation.
  • NO LATE CHECK-IN is permitted. Team entry credentials are only available at Team Check-in - NO EXCEPTIONS 
  • Presold Online entry credentials for parents and families are included in their Team's Check-in bag. Clubs and/or Coaches will distribute those credentials to the parents and families.
Our staff will work remotely to verify all AES rosters are complete with verified AAU numbers prior to Team Check-in. If pre-check-in is completed:
  • Pull into the Drive Thru lane at your reserved time.
  • After greeted by a Festival staff member, provide you Club and Team name(s).
  • Staff members will bring your team bags to your car.
  • Park into an available parallel spot to verify you have the proper number of credentials for both team members and parents before leaving.
If you were not able to complete the pre-check-in process or have last minute roster changes, you will be asked to park and a Festival staff member will assist you. You will need to:
  • Verify you have a Medical Release Form signed by an adult 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, Team Credentials and designated Parent/Spectator wrist bands. Please make sure to verify you received the correct number of credentials and wrist bands before leaving.

AAU MEMBERSHIP

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The Festival Fiesta Classic 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, 2022. Click below for info on other great AAU events.

AAU West Coast Championships - Vegas (May 28-30, 2022)

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

BALL REQUEST

Out of town team may request to check out a bag of 6 balls for the entire tournament. Make a request HERE.

Balls are available on a first come, first serve basis.  We will confirm your request by Feb. 10. Once confirmed you will be charged $250. You can pay via Venmo, PayPal or credit card. Balls will be ready for your assigned Team Check-in time at State Farm Stadium Feb. 17th or 18th. Once returned to the AZSTA Grand Ballroom at State Farm Stadium at the end of the tournament, your $250 will be refunded less $40 per any un-returned balls

PRACTICE TIMES

23 practice courts are available Friday, Feb. 18 from 5:00 pm until 8:45 pm at State Farm Stadium. Click HERE to reserve. Courts are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limit of one 45 minute session per team. Practice balls and carts are available for checkout at the Tournament Desk. Click HERE for the latest assigned practice times.

The Phoenix Ascension and the Adult Mens Volleyball League of America (VLA) plays matches at 5pm and 7pm. Admission and parking is free. 

AGE WAIVERS

A max of two Age Waivers are allowed per team. Even if your region has approved an age waiver, you still need to make a request from the tournament. Approved age waiver athletes have to be added to your event roster by the Tournament Director. For more details or to submit an online Age Waiver Request.
  • 12 Club: Must be born on or after July 1, 2009 (Can't turn 13 before July 1, 2022)
  • 13 Club: Must be born on or after July 1, 2008 (Can't turn 14 before July 1, 2022)
  • 14 Club & 13/14 Open: Must be born on or after July 1, 2007 (Can't turn 15 before July 1, 2022)
  • 15 Club: Must be born on or after July 1, 2006 (Can't turn 16 before July 1, 2022)
  • 16 Club & 15/16 Open: Must be born on or after July 1, 2005 (Can't turn 17 before July 1, 2022)
  • 17/18 Club: Must be born on or after July 1, 2003 OR born on or after July 1, 2002 AND be a high school student (12th grade or below) during some part of the current academic year.

PLAYING SITES

Matches are played on 28 SnapSport courts at the State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals, 6 wood courts at the Avondale American Sports Center, 6 wood courts at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 16 permanent courts at Legacy Sports USA and other sites as needed.