2017 Tournament Information


ADMISSION

Admission to the tournament will be $10.00 per day for adults and $5.00 per day for students.


TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Pool play begins at 1:00pm on Friday, Sept 15, at all sites. Pools will be posted on Tuesday, September 12.

Qualifying rounds on Saturday begin at 8:30am at all sites.

The championship match is scheduled for 5:30pm on Saturday, Sept 16, at Durango.


AWARDS

Team trophies will be given to the winner of the Character, Challenger, Contender, Classic, Competition, Bronze, and Silver Divisions, and to the winner, runner-up, and third place teams in the Championship Division. Awards will be given to 16 All-Tournament team members which includes the Most Valuable Player.


FOR COACHES

There will be a coaches’ meeting at 12:15pm on Friday, Sept 15:

  • At Durango, the meeting will be in Room 406
  • At Green Valley, the meeting will be in Room 410
  • At Palo Verde, the meeting will be in the Dance Room adjoining the Main Gym
  • At Coronado, the meeting will be in the Dance Room adjoining the Main Gym

At the coaches’ meeting each team will receive:

  1. One tournament t-shirt voucher which can be redeemed at the Nike merchandise stand located at the site.
  2. Blue wrist bands – Each team is given wristbands for the head and assistant coaches who are listed on the Team Information Sheet. School administrator and bus drivers will receive a wristband from the ticket seller at the site. Coaches need to wear the wristband for two days.
  3. One Nike back pack.
  4. One Molten clipboard with the pools and tournament rule sheets.

COACHES’ HOSPITALITY ROOM

There will be a coaches’ hospitality room at all sites.

TRAINING SERVICES

A certified trainer will be at all sites throughout the tournament.

REFEREE ASSIGNMENTS

Teams will not have any officiating duties throughout the tournament. We are planning on having two officials per court for every match.

MATCH TIMES

Matches will not begin before the scheduled time. Matches may begin prior to the scheduled time only if both coaches agree to do so.

VOLLEYBALLS

On each of the four courts at all sites, there will be one cart with 20 balls. If this is sufficient for your team, then you do not have to bring volleyballs.

WARM-UP PROCEDURES

Ten minutes between matches, each team will have five minutes for hitting and serving.

PROTESTS

If a protest is made, it must be made under the following guidelines:

  1. Before the next ball is served
  2. Only the coach or floor captain can protest
  3. Judgment calls cannot be protested

Protest issues will be handled in the following sequence:

  1. Referee on the stand
  2. Head Official(s) for Friday
    • Tony Field at Durango
    • Sam Samana at Green Valley
    • Mel Cayetano at Palo Verde
    • Sergio Gonzales at Coronado
  3. Head Official(s) for Saturday
    • Tony Field at Durango
    • Diana Johnson at Green Valley
    • Cameron Schmidt at Palo Verde
    • Joe Weigand at Coronado
  4. Tournament Committee

THE TOURNAMENT RULES WILL BE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FEDERATION

FORMAT

The format for this tournament will be pool play on Friday evening, and Qualifying Round and Bracket Play on Saturday. Each match will be rally scoring to 25, best two sets out of three. Set three, if necessary, will be to 25 points. There will be no caps.

FRIDAY

All teams will participate in pool play at their designated locations. At the conclusion of pool play, all teams will play in a Qualifying Round on Saturday morning.

1st place teams will play at Durango
2nd place teams will play at Green Valley
3rd place teams will play at Palo Verde
4th place teams will play at Coronado

SATURDAY

At Durango: The winners of the Championship Qualifying Rounds will play in the Championship Division Bracket, while the losers will compete in the Silver Division Bracket.

At Green Valley: The winners of the Bronze Qualifying Rounds will play in the Bronze Division Bracket, while the losers will compete in the Competition Division Bracket.

At Palo Verde: The winners of the Classic Qualifying Rounds will play in the Classic Division Bracket, while the losers will compete in the Contender Division Bracket.

At Coronado: The winners of the Challenger Qualifying Rounds will play in the Challenger Division Bracket, while the losers will compete in the Character Division Bracket.

TIE BREAKING PROCEDURES

Two Teams with Identical Match Records: Use head to head results.

Three Teams with Identical Match Records: In a pool with one team advancing to the Championship Round and a three-way tie in match record for 1st (in a 4-team pool, all teams are 2-1 in match record).

SEEDING TIE BREAKER SETS

The seeds for teams tied in match record involved in the tie breaker sets are determined by: Set Percentage: The total number of sets played in the pool (sets won divided by total sets played). The team with the highest set percentage is seeded first.

If teams are still tied: Point Percentage: Each team’s total points scored divided by the total points scored by the team’s opponents in that pool. The team with the highest point percentage is seeded first.

If teams are still tied: Coin toss

PLAYING TIE BREAKER SETS

All three teams will participate in tie breaker sets.

Set 1: The #2 seed will play the #3 seed, and the #1 seed will officiate. The loser of Set 1 will be third place in the pool and will officiate the next tie breaker set.

Set 2: The winner of Set 1 will play the #1 seed and the loser of Set 1 will officiate. The winner of Set 2 will be first in the pool and the loser will be second.

Each set is to 25 points.

If, for any reason, one of the tied teams is unavailable for the resolution of the tie at the time the court official is ready to proceed, that team will automatically become the third place team and the other two teams will play one tie breaker set.

In a pool with a three-way tie in match record for 2nd place (in a 4-team pool, all teams are 1-2 in match record).

SEEDING TIE BREAKER SETS

The seeds for teams tied in match record involved in the tie breaker sets are determined by: Set Percentage: The total number of sets played in the pool (sets won divided by total sets played). The team with the highest set percentage is seeded second.

If teams are still tied: Point Percentage: Each team’s total points scored divided by the total points scored by the team’s opponents in that pool. The team with the highest point percentage is seeded second.

If teams are still tied: Coin toss

PLAYING TIE BREAKER SETS

All three teams will participate in tie breaker sets.

Set 1: The #3 seed will play the #4 seed, and the #2 seed will officiate. The loser of Set 1 will be fourth place in the pool and will officiate the next tie breaker set.

Set 2: The winner of Set 1 will play the #2 seed and the loser of Set 1 will officiate. The winner of Set 2 will be second in the pool and the loser will be third.

Each set is to 25 points.

If, for any reason, one of the tied teams is unavailable for the resolution of the tie at the time the court official is ready to proceed, that team will automatically become the fourth place team and the other two teams will play one tie breaker set.