2016 VOLLEYBALL FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 33rd annual championships are June 24-27 (Friday through Monday) in the Phoenix Convention Center. Team entry fee is $1095 before March 5. Click HERE
for full registration details. Teams play all 4 days (10s only play first 3 days). Welcome Party is June 23 (6-8:30 pm). Teams ages 10-18 from over 25 states and countries are expected to compete including Brazil, Mexico, Trinidad and Canada.
2016 PLAYING WAVE ANNOUNCED
In general, play will start at the below times for Friday, Saturday and Sunday play. Some AM pool teams on Day 1 may be asked to play PM. Monday's last day of play start times depends on format and a team's performance during the tournament. Schedules will be posted on AES by end of day Tuesday, June 21.
- AM (8am): 12s, 14s, 17/18s
- PM (3pm): 13s, 15s, 16s
2016 THEME: RED, WHITE & SPIKE!
Our Olympic heroes head to Rio in August to compete at the XXXI Olympiad, the first games ever held in South America. The ancient Greek Olympics was actually a Festival in honor of Zeus. Light your own competitive spirit at this year's Volleyball Festival as we celebrate not just our athletic heroes, but the super hero that lives in all of us.
2016 WELCOME PARTY
In 2015, we lit up the night and danced until they kicked us out at the "Desert Lights" Welcome Party! This year's theme is Red, White & Spike! Come dressed patriotic, as your favorite super hero, or wherever your creativity takes you. The Welcome Party is from 6-8:30 pm at the Phoenix Convention Center, Thursday, June 23.
The Volleyball Network
is the Official Broadcast Partner of Festival Sports again in 2016. Go to the Festival Sports Channel
to catch all the current and past action at our events. Games from the Phoenix Convention Center can be viewed LIVE or OnDemand HERE
FREE RAFFLE TICKET FUNDRAISER
In 2015, the Festival distributed over $1,000,000 of raffle tickets to participants to help their fundraising. Order your 2016 beginning November 1. Click HERE
The Festival's Charity focus for 2016 is again the Alzheimer's Association. Saturday, June 25 is Go Purple Day at the Festival to help increase Alzheimer's awareness and raise money for the cause. Visit www.alz.org
to get educated and get involved. This disease affects over 5 million Americans. Currently, it can not be prevented, slowed or cured and costs our nation over $203 Billion. To make an online donation today, please click HERE
A Festival tradition for 32 years! Every player goes home with a commemorative 16" x 20" themed Festival Poster. Posters are given out at the conclusion of each team's last match. Below is the 2015 Poster.
The Phoenix Convention Center will be the host site for all matches of the 2016 Volleyball Festival. Our goal is to finalize the dates for Opening Ceremonies and tournament play by October 1 of each year. The actual dates will only vary by one or two days from the below tentative schedule.
- June 29 - July 2, 2017; Welcome Reception Wednesday, June 28 (Thursday-Sunday competition)
- June 28 - July 1, 2018; Welcome Reception Wednesday, June 27 (Thursday-Sunday competition)
- June 27 - June 30, 2019; Welcome Reception Wednesday, June 26 (Thursday-Sunday competition)
- June 25 - June 28, 2019; Welcome Reception Wednesday, June 24 (Thursday-Sunday competition)