u12 – u18: $1,195 (save $100, if paid on or before March 10, 2018 entry fee is $1,095); 4 days of play

  • Team Entry Fee remains the same as 2017 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
  • 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 2018 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 opens Oct. 1, 2017. Register and pay on or BEFORE March 10, 2018 and save $100. After that date, the Team entry fee is $1,195.  Registrations are accepted on AES through June 15, 2018.  All payments are non-refundable, non-transferable.


Team Check In is in Room 106-C of the Phoenix Convention Center, West Building.
- Tuesday, June 26: 4-8pm
- Wednesday, June 27: 9am-6pm.  
- Late check in Thursday, June 28: 7am-1pm (must be at least an hour before you play or ref)

Prior to Team Check in, all teams must fax or email us the FESTIVAL WAIVER FORM for all registered Players, Coaches and Chaperones per the instructions below under "Required Forms."

At Team Check in you need to bring:
- A copy of the Festival Waiver for all registered Coaches, Players and Chaperones;
- 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 27 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 teams must submit via email or fax the FESTIVAL WAIVER FORM for all registered Players, Coaches and Chaperones to the Volleyball Festival by May 10, 2018.  If registering after this date, the form is due upon registration.

For each Team, submit the FESTIVAL WAIVER FORMS via email ( or fax (877-628-2804).  Please limit submissions to only one Team per email or fax.  If sending via email, scan all required forms to your PC and make sure to rename the file(s) so that it starts with the Team Name you registered with on AES.  For example, a good naming convention is: Phoenix Elite 14-1 Waiver Forms.jpg.  Preferred file formats are .jpg, .tif, or .pdf.

Players must also have a completed and signed USAV MEDICAL RELEASE FORM or equivalent medical waiver. Hard copies of both the FESTIVAL WAIVER FORM and 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.

Age Definitions:
  • 12s: Born on or after September 1, 2005
  • 13s: Born on or after September 1, 2004
  • 14s: Born on or after September 1, 2003
  • 15s: Born on or after September 1, 2002
  • 16s: Born on or after September 1, 2001
  • 17/18s: Born on or after September 1, 1999 or born on or after September 1, 1998 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 12, 2018 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.


The Festival makes free raffle tickets available to all teams to assist in their fundraising efforts.  Teams sell the tickets for $5 each and keep 100% of their sales.  Cash prizes are provided by the Festival (Ten $100, Two $250 and Two $500 prizes) and are drawn at the Festival.  Winners do not have to be present to win.

Click for DETAILS or make your REQUEST ONLINE. Requests will be fulfilled starting November 1. Call 281-545-1939, if you have any questions.