We need qualified officials to join us in Phoenix for both the 2013 Festival Fiesta Classic (Feb. 15-18) and the 2013 Volleyball Festival (June 23-28). You may register for both events by going onto the AES website at www.advancedeventsystems.com. For Officials' information on the Festival Fiesta Classic, click HERE.
Below is Officials' information regarding the Volleyball Festival. Please, read this information carefully.
2013 VOLLEYBALL FESTIVAL REGISTRATION
2. Establish an AES account (if you don't already have one).
3. Select "Volleyball Festival 2013" from the list.
4. Check "register."
5. Scroll to the bottom and click "Submit."
8. A contract will be emailed to you as confirmation that you have completed the process.
10:00 AM-2:00 PM on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Phoenix Convention Center. If you will not be able to arrive before Sunday at 2:00 PM, please inform Gloria, so that other check-in arrangements can be made.
Housing is provided at the Hyatt Downtown (122 North 2nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85004), two officials to a room. Please, select another official with whom you can share a room and make note of that on your Personal Data/Housing Form
. Housing is provided from Sunday, June 23 until Saturday, June 29. Anyone not staying that entire time should contact Gloria so that we do not pay for rooms that are not occupied.
Parking is expensive in the downtown area but the Festival has a limited number of parking passes. The driver of a car must indicate the need for a pass on the Personal Data/Housing Form. Priority will be given to those drivers who have passengers. All local officials should plan to park in the light rail parking lots and take the train to the Convention Center.
MANDATORY MEETING & PIZZA PARTY
Join us for our annual pizza party on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at 7:30 PM, to be held in conjunction with the Mandatory Meeting. Failure to attend this meeting could result in removal from Monday’s schedule.
Officials arriving at the Phoenix Airport should catch the light rail. Take the Montebello/Northbound train and exit at 3rd St. and Washington for the Hyatt and Convention Center. Light rail information can be found HERE.
The Festival will provide shirts for each official. Make sure that your sizes are noted on the personal data form. Bring enough pants or shorts in solid navy, black or tan for the entire week. Bring your own officiating shoes, navy blue pants, the white USAV officials’ shirt and white socks for Thursday’s Championship matches. Canadians should bring their national uniform.
It is imperative that each official (except the Canadians) provides the Festival with a current USAV number. A current USAV number must be given to Gloria by May 1, in order to work at the Festival.
Please plan to work at the Opening Ceremony on Sunday, June 23. Navy or black shorts will be worn with one of the Festival shirts.
All Officials are invited to attend the annual Staff Party on Thursday, June 27 shortly following the conclusion of the last Finals match.
Matches will be played from Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28. Play should conclude by 6pm Friday, June 28.
If you have any special circumstances, you may email Gloria-Cox@austin.rr.com through Thursday, June 20. After that date, call her at 281-389-5425 or email us at email@example.com.
We look forward to a great event in Phoenix for Volleyball Festival 2013. Travel safely.