2014 TEAM ENTRY FEE
u12 – u18: $1,195 (save $100, enter before March 8, 2014 and entry fee is $1,095)
The Team Entry Fee is reduced by $100 from 2013 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. The tournament is now licensed by AAU which requires all participants to be AAU members in order to participate. This requires a Club Membership ($30 and covers an unlimited number of teams), Player Memberships ($14 and covers all AAU sports and events through August 2014) and an Adult Membership for Coaches and Chaperones on the roster ($16 for US teams, $36 for Foreign teams and includes the background check). All payments are non-refundable, non-transferable.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE
Registration for 2014 is now open. Register and pay BEFORE March 8, 2014 and save $100. After that date, the Team entry fee is $1,195. Registrations are accepted on AES through June 6, 2014. All payments are non-refundable, non-transferable.
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 12, 2014. If registering after this date, the form is due upon registration.
For each Team, submit the FESTIVAL WAIVER FORMS via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. Hard copies of both the FESTIVAL WAIVER FORM and the USAV MEDICAL RELEASE FORM 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.
NON-AAU REGISTERED TEAMS
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.
FOREIGN TEAM PARTICIPATION
The Volleyball Festival welcomes the diversity and cultural sharing that comes with foreign teams participating in the event. Instructions for registering a Foreign Team for Volleyball Festival will be posted shortly. Most foreign teams will also require a US Visitor Visa. To find out more information about Visitor Visas, click HERE
POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE COURSES
AAU offers all member free of charge the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) courses. Click HERE to explore all PCA educational resources or to sign up for one of the three levels of Coaching courses.
ROSTER DEADLINE FOR FESTIVAL PROGRAM
The rosters in AES on May 12, 2014 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.
FREE FUND RAISER
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, Four $250 and Two $500 prizes) and are drawn at the Festival. Winners do not have to be present to win.
Starting in November, please let us know if you would like us to send you raffle tickets to help cover your costs. Email email@example.com to request tickets. Please provide (1) how many teams attending; (2) how much money you want to raise; and (3) an address to send the tickets. Click HERE for a printable copy of the instructions. Call 281-545-1939, if you have any questions.